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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Med. school: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Try use web search: This is one of the sites that gives you some links to psychiatric facilities by state. I'm sure there are many more. Please google. http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/psychiatric.htm#illinois. ...Read more

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Teen mental health disorder app available?

Pefrhaps: Try my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Define health psychology please?

Define health psychology please?

See below...: Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior & social factors influence health & illness. Assessment & therapy are formulated to study the mind/body connection & facilitate healing. ...Read more

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Define health psychology?

Define health psychology?

See below...: Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior & social factors influence health & illness. Assessment & therapy are formulated to study the mind/body connection & facilitate healing. ...Read more

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Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

It depends: It depends on what is meant by "emotional outbursts." sometimes people need to know the intensity and direction of your emotions -- like when someone's trying to harm you and you're screaming "no!" in ongoing relationships, it's healthier to find safe ways to discharge anger, aggression, etc until you decide how you want to deal with the person & situation. Our words & actions have after-effects. ...Read more

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

No, not usually.: They can be separately licensed and work in the capacity of an OT, and then can diagnose. Usually, they treat based upon the needs of an individual, which follows from the diagnose gleaned elsewhere. ...Read more

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How do emotional health and mental health differ?

How do emotional health and mental health differ?

They are the same: Mental health and emotional health are the same. Signs of mental health include: general sense of well being, good friendships and relationships, positive work experiences, love of life, good communication skills, passionate about things you are doing, positive self esteem and self confidence, supportive of other's accomplishments are some signs of emotional health. ...Read more

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What are Mental Health conditions?

What are Mental Health conditions?

Mental health: They can be categorized into psychotic, anxiety, mood, and several other general groups of conditions. Mental health conditions cause distress, and occupational or social impairment to the sufferer. They are treatable typically using medications and therapy in the form of individual and/or group, and depending upon the illness. ...Read more

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How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

They are different: All sorts of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) can do mental health counseling, but only a licensed psychologist can do therapy and call it psychology. In order to become a licensed psychologist, one must get a doctorate in psychology and meet a number of other state requirements that other mental health professionals do not have. ...Read more

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Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

That would depend: On the illness and the compliance of the patient. So if a person has had one episode of major depression 5 years ago with no subsequent illness, why wouldn't they be able to work with other people who have similar porblems? ...Read more

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How do psychiatrist, psychologist, and mental health counselor differ?

How do psychiatrist, psychologist, and mental health counselor differ?

Therapy vs meds: Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy. Psychiatrists hold either an MD or a DO degree, and they prescribe psychotropic medications, and generally do not do all that much therapy these days, but years ago psychiatrists would do both. Social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists all do counseling/psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

Holistic approach: Mental and emotional improvement usually change individual' self -concept. Improved self-concept is positively affected someone's attitude and as a result his/her behavior. ...Read more

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Describe health psychology?

Describe health psychology?

Health psychology: Is a specialty area that focuses on the relationship between the psychological & physiological processes that impact an individual's health & well-being. Health psychologists are trained to know about the disease processes & physiology, & help patients manage chronic disease & avoid preventable diseases using psychological theory and research methods to assist patients maintiain healthy behaviors. ...Read more

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How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

Lifestyle practices: Research shows a bidirectional relationship between mental/emotional health and lifestyle. Those who engage in healthier lifestyle practices tend to be more resilient to stressful events and healthy lifestyle practices may help prevent recurrence or onset of mental health symptoms. Conversely, severe mental health symptoms may interfere with one's ability to engage in healthy lifestyle practices. ...Read more

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Are mental health disorders curable?

Are mental health disorders curable?

Resolution: Typically mental health disorder are not thought of as curable. Rather, emotional issues and conflicts are usually though of as being better managed or resolved through psychotherapy/ medication as well. The symptoms, whatever they may be, ideally diminish in impact, but will always be there to a much lessened degree. Through psychotherapy one learns how to recognize triggers of emotional issues. ...Read more

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What are some beneficial mental health services?

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What are some beneficial mental health services?

Mental health : That depends on type of mental health issue at hand. In general, counseling (both individual & group, family, couples, etc.), medication evaluation based on diagnostic workup, appropriate referrals for other health providers, teaching & education. ...Read more

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How can our mental health system work?

How can our mental health system work?

Your question is: important, but hard 2 answer in 400 characters. I hope that Obama Care will help improve the Mental Health system in our country. It is flawed largely due 2 the fact that mental health services are underfunded. Many people fail 2 see that psychotherapy can help reduce medical costs. Let your senators/congressmen know U want more mental health services covered by insurance ...Read more