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What personality traits should I look for in a caregiver?

What personality traits should I look for in a caregiver?

Emotionally healthy: Patient. Caring. Reliable. Slow to anger. A caregiver who is not working themselves to the ground. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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Caregiving (Definition)

Caregiving is the act of helping others take care of ...Read more


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What traits should I look for in a dentist?

What traits should I look for in a dentist?

Dental: Reputation, years in practice, check out if any past or present lawsuits, and someone who treats you with respect, is gentle and answers every question you have without making you feel uncomfortable. You are paying for his/her time and work. ...Read more

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What are good personality traits to have as a caregiver?

What are good personality traits to have as a caregiver?

Caring and giving.: It's not trite to say that the very nature of a caregiver is in the definition of the word itself. Other qualities such as patience, persistence, good insight and judgement are more than desireable, they are necessary. Being a true caregiver can be very draining emotionally and physically so i would add healthy and even tempered to the list. If some of those aren't there you can learn them. ...Read more

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Would like resources in understanding how being abused for a year by a teacher shaped my adult personality. Looking for personal insight/per. Growth.?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Would like resources in understanding how being abused for a year by a teacher shaped my adult personality. Looking for personal insight/per. Growth.?

Break the cycle: Abusers are often survivors of abuse themselves. You cannot change what happened in the past, but you can change how you interpret what happened, and you can change your present interactions with others. You need to break the cycle of abuse, which can manifest in many ways, including your personality. Joining a support group, seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist may help. ...Read more

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What is a good way for a couple cope when one may have borderline personality disorder?

What is a good way for a couple cope when one may have borderline personality disorder?

DBT: If you may be borderline, recommend a comprehensive psychological assessment. If there is a significant problem than dbt dialectical behavioral therapy may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Do I have a mental disorder or a colorful personality if joking all the time?

Do I have a mental disorder or a colorful personality if joking all the time?

The Joker: I'm not sure about this, as there's a lot you're not saying here. Joking can be engaging and fun, and people enjoy laughing. But if the person is never, ever able to have a serious conversation, the joking may be serving a more defensive purpose. There's a big difference between being light-hearted, and feeling compelled to crack jokes constantly even when serious or sad things are going on. ...Read more

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What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

Disease Management: There are a number of factors that need to be considered in raising a child with cf. These decisions also depend on the severity and manifestations of CF in the individual child. It is best to work with your pediatrician and/or pediatric pulmonologist to come up with a plan for how to provide the best preventative care as a team approach. ...Read more

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How do you test for bipolar disorder in a child?

How do you test for bipolar disorder in a child?

Testing: Your child will need to have a comprehensive history taking, physical exam, and specific psychological testing that will help in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. There may be other disorders that are present and can be established during this evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the relation between anexity and depression? Can someone have them both? Is there a certain alerting symptoms as a must to see a therapist. I am concerned about my mental and emotional health and stuck in a country that doesn't really support seek

What's the relation between anexity and depression? Can someone have them both? Is there a certain alerting symptoms as a must to see a therapist. I am concerned about my mental and emotional health and stuck in a country that doesn't really support  seek

Anxiety & Depression: Anxiety & depression can occur together in the same person. Also, chronic anxiety with no relief can lead to depression. Some of the ways people try to medicate themselves for anxiety (alcohol, marijuana, etc) can lead to depression. Antidepressants like celexa, zoloft, (sertraline) and others can help anxiety. Sounds like seeing a therapist would be good idea for u -- and if suicidal, it's an emergency. ...Read more

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I have to do a genetic disorder report for class and was debating between color blindness and hemophilia. What are your opinions?

I have to do a genetic disorder report for class and was debating between color blindness and hemophilia. What are your opinions?

Both interesting: These are both fascinating diseases and the subject of much inquiry. Look on wikipedia and you will find much to talk about. The issues are quite different but the underpinning for each is genetic. The hemophilia has had impacts on history such as the family of queen victoria. Color deficiency has caused some famous accidents. Have fun. ...Read more

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What should I write in a get well card for a friend who has alzheimers?

What should I write in a get well card for a friend who has alzheimers?

Alzheimer's friend: This is simple. The note should merely say you love them and are thinking about them. Depending on the severity of the alzheimer's you might want to include a picture of yourself with the card to help them make the association to you. Keeping sending this kind of message any chance you get. ...Read more

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What changes do parents have to make for raising a child with cf?

What changes do parents have to make for raising a child with cf?

Significant ones: CF is a multisystem disease. Lungs can lose function and be infected without doing the right things. Nutrition and liver function can be affected if your child does not eat well or take his supplements and enzymes. You will need to make sure you are consistent with the care that your child's specialists and doctors recommend. This can lead to better health and less hospitalization for your child. ...Read more

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What skills do I need to possess as a parent of a disabled child?

What skills do I need to possess as a parent of a disabled child?

Understanding: Most important you need to understand your child's disability and what life is like for your child. You also have to become expert in getting the services your child may need. Books like temple grandon's different, not less can be very helpful to understanding not only the limitations but also the positive potential of your child with a disability. ...Read more

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I fit antisocial personality disorder almost to a t. What should I do? I'm in trouble at work and see doc, for bipolar already. I need help?

I fit antisocial personality disorder almost to a t. What should I do? I'm in trouble at work and see doc, for bipolar already. I need help?

See a counselor: If you are already seeing a psychiatrist for bipolar, that is a step in the right direction. You should also see a counselor to help you come up with strategies for getting along with people and in difficult situations. Good for you for looking for help. A lot of people in your shoes would just blame everyone else around them. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm relatively certain I have adult adhd. What should I look for in finding a psychiatrist that can correctly asses me?

I'm relatively certain I have adult adhd. What should I look for in finding a psychiatrist that can correctly asses me?

ADHD is often: Evaluated by developmental specialists, clinical psychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrist, family doctors and even general practice doctors. I believe that it is important that the evaluator be thorough in the assessment. ...Read more

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What changes does a family make for a child with cf?

What changes does a family make for a child with cf?

Get more structured: Ensure vest treatment and medication regimen to fit with daily lifestyle including vacations. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 9 year old autistic granddaughter, is it normal for autistic adults to be put in a group home?

What to do if I have a 9 year old autistic granddaughter, is it normal for autistic adults to be put in a group home?

Not really.: Some families take care of their own autistic children but when the family are incapable of the demands required for their autistic children or grandchildren, they refer them to group homes although they will continue to be involved. ...Read more

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Could it be a good thing for me to embrace my dissociative identity disorder?

I'm not sure what: Embracing a dissociative disorder would mean. If you mean confronting the challenge of working through the issues which lead you to dissociate then yes. It is a lengthy process but will help you develop a healthier life. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more