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What Is Considered A Hipaa Violation
Statutory rape: Varies legally from state to state. In colorado, sex with someone under 15 by someone at least 4 years older or of someone 15 or 16 by someone at least 10 years older is sexual assault (statutory rape). So, if the boy is the actor, it would be statutory rape if the victim is 12 or younger. If the boy is the victim, it would be statutory rape if the actor is 26 or older. Check your laws. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GET HELP!: Chemical imbalance. A command hallucination is an auditory hallucination that tells you to do something. For instance you can have an auditory hallucination where you believe that people talking. A command hallucination would actually tell you to act . Very serious and is a sign of psychosis like with schizophrenia. Needs immediate attention and medication. See a psychiatrist immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?
It depends: It depends on how young the person is -- if not yet adult, sexual relations with an adult (especially much older) would be seen legally as statutory rape. If the person is of legal adult age and attracted to older partners, that could be natural variation. However, age spread greater than 10 years may lead to lifestyle challenges as the older person ages sooner than the younger one does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Money and taxes: All issues that involve money and taxation are in many ways political. A few involve the domination of women under the term 'women's health issues' which includes aspects of pregnancy , birth control and abortion. These issues and money issues enter health into the political arena. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A delusion is a: false belief caused by a mental illness and can be a sign of psychosis. The belief in telepathy in one didn't before, who suffers from mental illness and outside of a certain cultural belief systems, could be considered a delusion. WIthout signs of specific mental illness, believing in telepathy by itself is not a delusion nor is this psychosis. Many folks + cultures feel this way. ...Read more
Residental: Rtc centers are facilities for patients needing longer stay, having been in outpatient & acute facilities in the past with no benefits. Our facility treats adolescents with various mental health & substance abuse issues, with each youngster assigned a team consisting of a board-certified psychiatrist, nurses, nurse practitioner, counselors & recreational/art therapists. They also attend school. ...Read more
Involuntary commit: Some mental illnesses disturb a person's insight -- and s/he may not recognize his or her own illness. If the person is mentally ill, dangerous to self or others, or not taking care of self, then involuntary hospitalization is needed for treatment. This involves legal commitment processes that differ between states; the person can be detained for certain periods for evaluation, etc. ...Read more
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Drug abuse: Yes it most certainly is. Due to this there is a flurry of legislation, guidelines, restrictions that will ultimately impact on the use of medications to the detriment of the patients. ...Read more
Nutrients: An essential nutrient is a nutrient that the body needs, but cannot manufacture in an adequate amount. The body has many chemical reactions that occur and often these reactions require the nutrients in some manner. Deficiencies of these nutrients can lead to serious illness. Some examples include: vitamin c (scurvy); vitamin d (rickets); thiamine (beriberi); Niacin (pellagra). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, making a decision about whether to circumcise my newborn, is there a strong medical case for circumcision or is it just a preference?
Personal choice: In the US circumcision is commonplace, 70-80 %, France 30%, Australia 30%, great Britain 10% (not covered by national health insurance). There is data suggesting increased life risks of UTI & STD if not. I remember it being the most requested elective surgery among young enlisted men during my Navy years. If it is done at all it is easiest and heals quickest in newborns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legal Question: This is a legal question. You can ask it on avvo.Com to get input from an attorney. ...Read more
What is the medical definition of a child and between what ages is one medically considered a child?
Under 18 years old: The definition goes along with the legal age of adulthood. However, from a purely medical standpoint, there is little meaning to defining a child as under 18 and an adult as 18, because absolutely nothing changes from a medical standpoint, between the week before one's 18th birthday and the week after one's 18th birthday. ...Read more
See Below: It is a legal right for a person who needs financial assistance for daily necessities due to person's limited capacity. This is completely opposite of having guardianship which means total personal and property due to lack of capacity. It is an ideal person who has physical or mental condition or who needs better protection. The conservatorship is time consuming process and costly. ...Read more
What is considered routine health inspections of airplanes or ships versus what is happening now?
What does it mean if your 'celebrity worship' is 'borderline pathological' please? Is it basically an unhealthy obsession?
Its not unhealthy: to admire a celebrity, unless of course doing so interferes with work, school, family relationships or relationships with peers. For it to rise to the level of pathology, from a psychiatric point of view it has to interfere with normalcy for a period of at least 6 months. (On the other hand if your admiration is directed towards a certain behavioral neurologist on Healthtap its perfectly normal.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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