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How do you decide whether you need to go to a massage therapist or a chiropractor?

How do you decide whether you need to go to a massage therapist or a chiropractor?

Varies greatly: This depends on what you are trying to treat and who your practitioner is. For instance craniosacral therapy is done by some some massage therapists and chiropractors - good for various musculoskeletal problems. Generally, chiropractors work on joints(ribs, spine...). Massage therapists work on the soft tissue (muscles, connective tissue...). Ideally both joints and soft tissue are treated! ...Read more

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What kind of degrees do you need to become an executive physician?

No legal requirement: Some physicians feel more comfortable in an executive role and some get burned out with treating patients. There is no legal definition of the requirements for an executive physician. Many who seek this track will get an MBA or legal degree to help their chances. ...Read more

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Do you have to get a referral to see an occupational therapist or can you call one yourself?

Do you have to get a referral to see an occupational therapist or can you call one yourself?

OT referral: Self referral to OT is dependent on the stage you live in, call your state medical society. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have an anxiety disorder?

What would you do to decide if you have an anxiety disorder?

A Professional : Best way to determine whether you have an anxiety disorder is to schedule an appointment with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. Diagnostic interviews and self-report questionnaires would be utilized to make this determination. Express your particular symptoms to the mental health professional and they are trained to make this determination. Distress & impairment are key criteria for any dx. ...Read more

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Why would someone need to see a physical therapist?

Why would someone  need to see a physical therapist?

They have a : Musculoskeletal condition for which medicines alone will not be curative or very helpful. ...Read more

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What amount schooling do you need to become a neurosurgeon?

What amount schooling do you need to become a neurosurgeon?

Years of work: College, medical school, internship and neurosurgery residency. About 15 years later, you will be ready to be the new neurosurgeon in town, pay your dues and earn a reputation. ...Read more

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What qualifications do you need to be an optician or optometrist?

What qualifications do you need to be an optician or optometrist?

Some training: Opticians are technicians that fit and make glasses on the basis of a professional rx. They do not need a college degree; they go to technical schools for this training or do it on the job. Optometrists are usually college trained who go to a professional school to learn their trade. They are distinct from ophthalmologists who are fully trained in all aspects of eye disease. ...Read more

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What kind of "qualifications" do you need to be admitted to a psychiatric facility?

What kind of "qualifications" do you need to be admitted to a psychiatric facility?

Mental illness: A worsening of health due to mental illness is the primary reason for inpatient psychiatric admission. This is analogous to a medical admission where a medical illness becomes severe. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have OCD or anxiety disorder?

What would you do to decide if you have OCD or anxiety disorder?

Expert Help Matters!: See ur pcp 2rule out any physical problems. Then consult w/ psychiatrist or clinical psychologist specializing in ocd/anxiety. Expert can rule out other problems that may look like or go w/ ocd/anx. To get the right doc(s) & most effective treatment(s), research ocd/anxiety: learn all u can about them & how 2treat effectively. Find a wellspring of educational info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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Do you think there will be a return of occupational therapy to mental health? I really want to be a mental health OT.

Do you think there will be a return of occupational therapy to mental health? I really want to be a mental health OT.

Mental health: I really doubt it - our healthcare is being destroyed right in front of our eyes. Mental health has been denied for many years and along with it the OT. ...Read more

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If you are an ophthalmologist, how do you have any qualification to discuss what a chiropractor actual does and how successful they are?

If you are an ophthalmologist, how do you have any qualification to discuss what a chiropractor actual does and how successful they are?

Experience...: A lot of us answer questions "outside our field" based on our personal experiences. Personally, i think chiropractors are successful in treating a number of problems because they have helped me in the past. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm in high school wanting to become an anesthesiologist what do I need to know?

Anesthesiologist: I will suggest to do some obsrvership with anesthesiologist.and i will like one to understant that after finishing your medical school you need residency of at least four year to become anesthesiologist ...Read more

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What do you suggest to be patient with a brain injury person.?

What do you suggest to be patient with a brain injury person.?

Whatever it takes: People need to deal with traumatic brain injury patients in whatever way "works", depending on what behavior changes have occurred, what skills have been lost, and possible emotional changes. Patience is the word - remember, the patient may be working extremely hard to say or do something they once did not even think about. Talk with their doctors about how to help, and talk out to support sites. ...Read more

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How should you know if you need therapy or counseling?

How should you know if you need therapy or counseling?

Therapy: It may be a good idea for you to begin therapy if what is currently distressing you is interfering with your functioning. If you are able to, get evaluated by a professional who will be able to provide a more objective opinion on your need for therapy. ...Read more

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What can you do to help yourself if you have an anxiety disorder?

What can you do to help yourself if you have an anxiety disorder?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What you need to do to become a doctor of optometry?

What you need to do to become a doctor of optometry?

See below: You need a college degree and then you need to take a series of tests specifically to get into optometry school. Each school has slightly different requirments so look at each one. ...Read more

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If you are seeing a psychologist and GP who does medication, then how does a referral to a psychiatrist change things, why would this be necessary ?

If you are seeing a psychologist and GP who does medication, then how does a referral to a psychiatrist change things, why would this be necessary  ?

More expertise: Psychiatrists are specialists with years of specialty training including psychopharmacology that a GP does not have. A GP is trained to refer to a specialist for many reasons if the patient requires more expertise, eg. surgery, GI, neurology etc. We specialists often work closely with a GP to give patients the best possible care. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What kind of work do you do as an occupational therapist?

What kind of work do you do as an occupational therapist?

OT: An ot helps people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living & working environments. They help people with disabilities to improve their skills, such as motor functions & reasoning skills. Examples are using computers, cooking, dressing, eating, muscle strength, visual acuity, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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What does an occupational therapist do with you?

Upper Extremity: An occupational therapist works on disorders of the upper extremity only. You can think of them as a physical therapist that focuses only on the upper extremities, whereas a physical therapist can treat the entire body. ...Read more