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Psychiatric Evaluation and Primary Diagnosis

- Prior to an initial diagnosis being formulated, an extensive psychiatric evaluation and formulation would need to be completed, which would include a mini mental status exam, an extensive family history, previous psychiatric history, developmental and social history, substance abuse history, possible differential diagnosis and rule outs for other medical or neurological concerns. According to the Pocket Guide to the DSM -5 Diagnostic Exam (pg.11) “a good diagnostic interview produces a diagnosis, it also generates questions you will need to ask as you seek further understanding....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Cholesteatoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

- Cholesteatoma is a growth of excess skin or a skin cyst (epithelial cyst) that contains desquamated keratin and grows in the middle ear and mastoid (Thio, Ahmed, & Bickerton, 2005). A cholesteatoma can grow and spread, destroying the ossicles, tympanic membrane and other parts of the ear. They appear on the pars flaccida and pars tensa sections of the tympanic membrane. A cholesteatoma can occur when a part of a perforated tympanic membrane is pushed back into the middle ear space, debris and skin cells can build up forming a growth....   [tags: Cholesteatoma Diagnosis]

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Differential Diagnosis of Stuttering

- According to Ambrose and Yairi, the purpose of this report is to provide such a reference. To develop, refine, and answer theoretical questions concerning stuttering characteristics at early stages of the disorder, and to provide a basis for clinical needs of differential diagnosis of stuttering from normal disfluency, their objective was to obtain data from sample size, representing population variability of very early stuttering for preschool-age children. Ambrose and Yairi have questions in addition to providing normative data for dysfluency types for early stuttering and normal disfluencies, regarding possible gender and discrete age differences with the preschool range were addressed....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Medical Diagnosis

- CHIEF COMPLAINT: A 45-year-old female with one month unilateral paroxysmal left sided headaches and sharp and shooting pain in back of head up to the top of skull referring into face, back of eyes and ears causing photophobia and nausea. Associated neck pain and discomfort with occasional muscle spasms and paraesthesia, dysaesthesia and reduced sensation of the scalp region [1]. HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: Frequent migraine headaches but recently, the character of headache has changed from a pulsating throbbing pain to a burning, aching and shooting type [2]....   [tags: Medical Diagnosis]

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Diagnosis and Treatment for a Stroke

- A stroke is the acute neurologic injury that come as a result of an effect of ischemia or haemorrhage of the encephalon. Ischemia is caused by diminished supply of arterial blood which carries sugar and oxygen to brain tissue. Haemorrhagic stroke is due to intracerebral or subarachnoid bleeding and it damages the brain directly at the site of the bleeding by compressing the encircling tissue. Ischemic strokes can be embolic or thrombotic. Thrombotic stroke consequences from clot formation in the arterial blood vessel that provides blood to the encephalon, and can bear upon either large vessel or small vessel....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Medical Case Studies With Diagnosis

- Case One This 20 year old female patient is presented to you with complaints of excessive urination and extreme recent weight loss. In addition to excessive urination, the patient is experiencing unusual perspiration and anxiety. Finally, the patient’s skin tone is uncharacteristic pale. Hormone involved: Thyroxine Diagnosis: The diagnosis is, the 20 year old female patient, has excessive Thyroxine, because as we suspect, Thyroxine has in their symptoms weight loss, and the patient is losing weight a lot, and the anxiety is the same, but this is a disease called Hyperthyroidism, is the reason for all of this....   [tags: Medical Case Studies]

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Angina: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

- Angina: Diagnosis and Treatment Options Angina refers to the pain arising from lack of adequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Typically, it is a crushing pain behind the breastbone in the center of the chest, brought on by exertion and relieved by rest. It may at times radiate to or arise in the left arm, neck, jaw, left chest, or back. It is frequently accompanied by sweating, palpitations of the heart, and generally lasts a matter of minutes. Similar pain syndromes may be caused by other diseases, including esophagitis, gall bladder disease, ulcers, and others....   [tags: Health Medicine]

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Paranoia

- Diagnosis and Treatment of Paranoia Delusional disorder is more commonly recognized by its name of long time use, paranoia. The definition used in the book for this disorder is impaired contact with reality but without the bizarreness, fragmentation, and severe personality disorganization characteristic of schizophrenia. We look at the two different categories related to paranoia, delusional disorder, and shared psychotic disorder. As stated above, delusional disorder is defined as paranoia, and shared psychotic disorder is when two or more people usually of the same family develop persistent, interlocking delusional ideas....   [tags: Papers]

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A Diagnosis of Cancer is Life Changing Experience

- ... However, other studies have found partners or family members of long-term survivors of breast, prostate and colorectal (with no sign of recurrence), have similar health status and levels of anxiety and depression reported by the general UK population (Edwards and Clarke, 2004). This suggests that psychological distress experienced by caregivers when a relative is diagnosed with cancer diminishes over time. Turner et al (2013) found no difference between those diagnosed with cancer 5-7, 9-11 and 14-16 years previously, this suggests that majority of partners have come to terms with their cancer experience, however these results need confirmation in a prospective longitudinal study....   [tags: patients, psychological distress]

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Patient With Severe Dyspnoea

- I met a 47-year-old male, who presented to the secondary to consult for evaluation and management of severe dyspnoea. His difficulties became apparent about 6 months prior to the consultation, where he began to experience dyspnoea when walking up the stairs and into village, associated with chronic productive cough and cyanosis. 2 days prior to the consultation, his condition further deteriorated with worsening of dyspnoea that was present every day, and progression of chronic cough with increased phlegm production from 2-3 tablespoons to approximately 1 cups daily....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Patient With Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

- Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, which is getting more prevalent due to an increasing population of the old people aged over 65.[1] It is estimated that AD will affect 66 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050 around the world if no effective therapeutic strategies can be achieved.[2] Clinically, AD is featured by cognitive impairment, progressive disturbance of activities of daily living, and large quantities of neuropsychiatric symptoms and behavioral deterioration.[3-8] AD is not only devastating suffering for the patients, but also for the caregivers....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one pulmonary disease I was able to assess in a patient. As we have learned in the classroom, patients with this disease can present as a “blue bloater” if bronchitis predominant or a “pink puffer” if emphysema predominant. Bronchitis predominant COPD patients present as overweight 30-40 year old adults with mild dyspnea, pursed-lip breathing, peripheral edema, and chronic cough with mucopurulent sputum. Their chest upon auscultation will yield rhonchi and wheezes....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Multiple Sclerosis

- Multiple sclerosis Definition: Multiple Sclerosis is a demyelinating disease cause a widespread degeneration of the central nervous system (CNS) which gradually results in severe neurological deficits. The disease is characterized by remissions and relapse, erratic onset and duration is flare up acutely. Each relapse may involve different area in white matter in central nervous system (CNS) . Etiology: There is may involve in genetic and environmental factor, which may cause immunologically mediated inflammatory response with CNS ....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Benefits of Having a 3D Ultrasound When Treating Sports Injuries

- In the study, New Technologies Applied to Ultrasound Diagnosis of Sport Injuries, José Fernando Jiménez Díaz compares ultrasound images taken from two different portable sonography devices. As a result, the new ultrasound device with 3D technology provided a more defined image of the injury when compared to the conventional ultrasound device. The use of this new technology will not only produced a superior image, but also allows doctors to develop a reliable diagnosis and provide an effective treatment....   [tags: Reliable Diagnosis, Effective Treatment]

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Advantages of Health Prevention

- Defining the term “preventive” can be difficult. In the past, it has been defined as keeping people healthy by promoting healthy habits, such as eating right, exercising, and not smoking. However, prevention has become less about healthy habits, and more about early diagnosis. This was seen during Obama and McCain’s Presidential Campaign, where both candidates advocated early testing and screenings, and annual checkups (1). The World Health Organization has defined health promotion as “the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health”....   [tags: Early Diagnosis, Costs]

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A Diagnosis Of The Narrator In Yellow Wallpaper

- After reading Charlotte Perkins Gillman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" I have come to think that the narrator does not suffer from hysteria. I have reached this idea from comparing the research I have done on hysteria to her symptoms in the story. In this paper I will discuss why I feel the narrator does not suffer from hysteria but may be suffering from postpartum depression. "The Yellow Wallpaper" was written in the late nineteenth century. In that period of time hysteria was thought to occur through irregular blood flow from the uterus to the brain....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gillman]

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Causes and Diagnosis of Hypothyroidism

- Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyrpoid, is a prevalent disease in the United States affecting all of the population groups to some extent. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid glands, the small butterfly looking organ near your throat, do not secrete enough thyroid hormone to satisfy bodily needs. Although most common in women of 60 years or older, hypothyroidism can also target children, teenagers and males. Hypothyroidism in itself is not an extremely serious disease, prescription medicine can quickly diminish symptoms, but if left untreated for long periods of time it could become a more serious problem....   [tags: symptoms, risk, hormones]

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Differential Diagnosis of Mr. B

- Question 1: 1) Left-sided headaches 2) Right-sided weakness (4/5 strength) 3) Bruises on right arm and leg 4) Lethargic 5) Decreased fluency of spontaneous speech 6) Unsteady/stumbling 7) Increased reflexes in right arm and leg 8) Right Babinski’s sign 9) Falls (for past month) 10) Alcohol abuse Question 2: (main source used: BASIC MOTOR PATHWAY) Mr B’s condition appears to involve the corticospinal tract, as it is in control of motor function in the body and plays a role within the somatosensory pathway....   [tags: Medical Case Studies]

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Family Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention

- This family is comprised of a father, mother and son not living in the same household. There has been a recent separation of the parents and separation of households. The family still lives near each other and work for the same employer. The father and mother share custody of the child centered on their work schedule. They also attend school functions together whenever possible. The family is healthy but there are weight issues with the mother and father both being overweight. They are generally healthy people with no physical issues at this time....   [tags: household, separation, overweight]

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Differential Diagnosis: Alcohol Dependence

- Presenting Problem: Robert was encouraged to to seek counseling by his fiance, and willingly scheduled and attended his first appointment on April 18, 2011. Robert is unaware he that exhibits symptoms of Alcohol Dependence, with Physiological Dependance, minimizing the severity of his alcohol use. This diagnosis is based on the apparent increasing tolerance withdrawal symptoms, continued and increased use of alcohol despite the damage to social relationships and work performance. Also, he has used more alcohol to alleviate withdrawal symptoms....   [tags: alcohol dependence, psychological dependence]

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Diabetes, Diagnosis, and Research

- Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder that results from the halt of production of the hormone insulin. Insulin is produced by beta cells in the pancreas and is the key that allows glucose from the blood into the cell. Patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are required to control their blood glucose level using daily injections of insulin. Scientists have yet to pin down a single cause to diabetes due to its complex nature however, it can be traced through genes or even due to the triggering of enteroviruses....   [tags: Type 1, Illness]

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Diagnosis of PAD and CAD in India

- : Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), being a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis, carries a high risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Secondary medical prevention therapies of same magnitude as that for coronary artery disease (CAD) are recommended for PAD patients also. Available evidence indicates that this condition commonly remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. There is lack of any report about management of these patients in India. Objective: To characterize the atherosclerotic risk factor profile and pattern of drug prescription for patients of PAD at a tertiary care teaching hospital and to compare this management with standard guidelines....   [tags: prescription, doctor, hospital]

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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling

- Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling Who published the DSM-VI. American Psychiatric Association. What is recorded on Axis III. General medical conditions Anorexia Nervosa -refusal to maintain body weight, body weight less than 85% of the expected weight -intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight -disturbance in the way in which one’s body weight or shape is experienced -in postmenarcheal females, amenorrhea Criteria for gender identity disorder -a strong and persistent cross-gender identification (not for the cultural advantage of the other sex) -persistent discomfort with his or her sex or sense of inappropriateness in the gender of that sex....   [tags: Papers]

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The Diagnosis- Personal Narrative

- The Diagnosis- Personal Narrative One fateful day at the end of June in 1998 when I was spending some time at home; my mother came to me with the bad news: my parent's best friend, Tommy, had been diagnosed with brain cancer. He had been sick for some time and we all had anxiously been awaiting a prognosis. But none of us were ready for the bumpy roads that lay ahead: testing, surgery, chemotherapy, nausea, headaches, and fatigue. Even loud music would induce vomiting. He just felt all around lousy....   [tags: Papers]

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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Ullrich-Turner Syndrome

- Turner’s syndrome (TS) also known as Ullrich- Turner syndrome, is a genetic chromosomal disorder that affects roughly about 1 in 2,000 live born female infants. This disorder is caused by the absence genetic material from one of the sex chromosomes during fetal development, other developmental problems occurs after birth. Sex chromosomes are: X and Y, which are responsible for developing either (XY) male or (XX) female. A male fetus inherits the X chromosome from his mother and the Y chromosome from the father....   [tags: sex chromosomes, treatments, hormones]

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Cultural Competence Assessment and Case Study

- ... Hudson is in need of a support group pertaining to her child’s illness. Although Mrs. Hudson’s first language is Haitian, I find it interesting that she considers English her first language rather than Haitian and I may touch on that aspect while counseling. Mrs. Hudson and her parents and grandparents came to the United States from Haiti. Se’izisman may have set in with Mrs. Hudson because of the traumatic event; her daughter had pertaining to her serious heart condition. Some conditions Haitians experiences include increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, and strong feelings of sadness (Institute for Disaster Mental Health, n.d.)....   [tags: diagnosis, counselor, haitian]

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Living with Schizophrenia

- Living with Schizophrenia is like climbing a slippery slope. You make a little progress one day and the next day you wake up feeling irritable and are late for school, work or a doctor appointment. You can't seem to stay on task because your attention wanders all over the place. At first, a diagnosis of Schizophrenia is overwhelming. The point is to keep climbing. You'll have some good days and some not-so-good days. Try to realize you only live one day at a time. Do what you can today and take care of tomorrow when it comes....   [tags: diagnosis, delusions, feelings]

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Detecting the Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder based on Wavelet Transform

- In recent years, researchers have developed powerful wavelet techniques for the multi-scale representation and analysis of signals [1][2][3][4][5]. Wavelets localize the information in the time-frequency plane[6]. One of the areas where these properties have been applied is diagnosis. Due to the wide variety of signals and problems encountered in biomedical engineering, there are various applications of wavelet transform [7][8][9][10]. Like in the heart, there exists a rhythmic electrical oscillation in the stomach....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Diagnosis]

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The Signs and Symptoms of Autism

- ... Also when they don’t reach out to be picked up, and doesn’t make noises to get attention, or doesn’t use gesture to get attention or what they want. These are some signs that do not apply to all babies. Some signs in toddlers are different with every person. When some kids don’t ask for help, and don’t play with other kids or adults, or doesn’t follow objects visually. When you take your kid to the doctors for a checkup and you think your child is acting weird you can ask your doctor to screen them....   [tags: spectrum, children, diagnosis]

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Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TACs): Headaches and Types

- Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TACs) are highly interesting to me: This group of unilateral, excruciating primary headaches is accompanied by ipsilateral cranial autonomic symptoms and comprises of three major forms: 1. Cluster Headache (CH) 2. Paroxysmal Hemicrania (PH) 3. Short unilateral neuralgiform headache (with conjunctival injection and tearing and cranial autonomic symptoms) (SUNCT/SUNA) The borders between the different forms are very fluid and the specific conditions are often misdiagnosed as a strong migraine, causing the patients to suffer significant pain before treatment is started....   [tags: Symtoms, Diagnosis, Treatment]

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Type One Diabetes Diagnosis

- Just finding out that someone in your family has been diagnosed with Type One Diabetes is rough. Believe me I know. There are many things you must learn and understand about it. There is a common misconception that Type One and Type Two are alike. It is extremely important that you realize that they are not the same. They do have some similarities, but overall they are very different. The main areas that are different are the ages at when you are diagnosed, how you can prevent it, your diet, and the treatment process....   [tags: Health]

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Testicular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

- When a man is diagnosed with testicular cancer, the first think that comes to his mind is death. Later, sadness, desperation and negation are the most common reactions takes over him and his whole family. Several questions about the disease and treatment arisen, as the illness is getting further examined. However, this is only the start of a long journey to beat the illness. As part of the difficult process, is an important decision is to make: to choose or not an orchiectomy surgery procedure. Orchiectomy is surgery to remove one or both testis, and it is most often done to treat testicular cancer....   [tags: orchiectomy, manhood, virility]

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Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

- Diagnosis is the process of identifying a particular condition via a systematic way. Differential diagnosis is the method of pinpointing all possible aetiological factors that are related with all clinical signs and symptoms and thus, precisely differentiating diagnosis until an accurate conclusion is made. Differential diagnosis is essential especially in field of neurology where many diseases share similar characteristics but has no definite examination or neurological test: Parkinsonism, migraine, amyotrophic sclerosis and also, multiple sclerosis....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Differential Diagnosis of Autism In Children

- Autism is defined as a pervasive developmental disorder in which the patients have severe impairments in social interaction, including verbal and non-verbal communication and general cognitive development. According to the DSM-IV Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by developmental delays in children when dealing with socialization and communication, along with restricted, repetitive and stereotypical patterns of behavior. Those with autism display the inability to communicate with the world around them....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Assessment and Diagnosis

- Assessment and Diagnosis The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis of the importance of assessment and diagnosis in the counseling process. In the first two sections, the roles of assessment and diagnosis as they relate to case conceptualization and treatment planning will be explored. The potential implications of misdiagnosis will be the focus of the final section. Assessment Becoming acquainted with a potential client’s history, personality and present concerns is necessary in forming a foundation for counseling interventions....   [tags: Social Work]

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Nursing Diagnosis

- Nursing Diagnosis I Nursing Diagnosis I for Patient R.M. is ineffective airway clearance related to retained secretions. This is evidenced by a weak unproductive cough and by both objective and subjective data. Objective data includes diagnosis of pneumonia, functional decline, and dyspnea. Subjective data include the patient’s complaints of feeling short of breath, even with assistance with basic ADLs. This is a crucial nursing diagnosis as pneumonia is a serious condition that is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of death from infectious diseases (Lemon, & Burke, 2011)....   [tags: health assessment, physical examination]

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organisational diagnosis

- Perform a diagnosis of an organization that you are familiar with, using the diagnostic organizational level analysis. Your diagnosis should include an assessment of the organization’s performance and an indication of the underlying cause of problems. 1. What is diagnosis. Diagnosis is a systematic approach to understanding and describing the present state of the organization. 2. The open system: The general diagnosis model based on systems theory that underlines most of OD. The elements in open system model are: - Input: Information, energy, people - Transformations: Social component, technological component - Output: Finished goods, services and ideas 3....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Categorical Approach to Diagnosis

- `In the past, I worked in such a research setting, where if a person was found to meet criteria for opiate dependence they received treatment, however if even slightly short of DSM-IV criteria for the disorder they would have to look elsewhere. This was a continual concern for me, as the person who met criteria was not always the person with the most distress, and alternative treatments were not easy for people to find. Largely from this experience, I find the current categorical approach to classifying persons with psychopathology to be an imperfect system at best, with the primary advantage of being convenience when communicating with other professionals....   [tags: Psychology]

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Diagnosis: Video Game Addict

- Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, Halo, and World of Warcraft are familiar names to nearly all of us. They are all best selling games of major video game consoles. Over 19 billion dollars were spent on video games in the United States during 2009 alone (http://vgsales.wikia.com). Video game consoles are present in 65 percent of homes in the United States (http://www.geeksaresexy.net). With the increasing amount of time that people are spending on video games, one is left to wonder, is possible to become addicted to video games....   [tags: Addictions]

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The Everchanging Diagnosis of Autism

- The Everchanging Diagnosis of Autism Throughout the years the diagnosis of autism has changed dramatically. Once, it was mistakenly diagnosed as childhood schizophrenia. Now that much more extensive research has been done, researchers have found distinct characteristics that are typical of autistic individuals. It is most often characterized by difficulty in the child's ability to respond to people, events, and objects. Responses to sensations of light, sound, and feeling may be exaggerated....   [tags: Papers]

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TB diagnosis and Treatment

- TB diagnosis and Treatment Diagnosis TB is a very dangerous and serious disease. There are about millions of new cases of TB diagnosed each year around the world. Also, there are almost 3 million people who have TB but have not been diagnosed. It is really important for people to monitor their health and be aware of TB infection. If you have symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, night sweat, fever, fatigue, chest pain and coughing for weeks or even coughing up blood, you should suspect your have the TB and go see the doctor....   [tags: blood test, tb infection, bacteria]

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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Plasmodium

- Symptoms and Diagnosis of Plasmodium Malaria is a disease caused by a protozoan parasite and transported by the Anopheles mosquito. Fever is the most common symptom of malaria. Other symptoms include arthralgia and vomiting. The most common diagnosis process for this disease is looking at the patient’s blood under a microscope. If microscopy is not available, antigen detection tests can be used. In a year, there can be as many as five hundred million new cases of malaria, and of those five hundred million, 2.7 million die....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Malaria]

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Clinical Diagnosis of Meredith

- 1. The clinical should look for the symptoms that might help him to identify the diagnosis of client. As Meredith mentioned that she cannot sleep and eat properly it is necessary to find out changes in her appetite and weight. Meredith also mentioned that she cannot work properly, so the clinical should ask about problems with concentration. The symptoms of Meredith case seem to be similar to depression, so the clinical should ask about suicide thoughts, thoughts about death and worthlessness; the frequency of such thoughts should be considered....   [tags: trauma, alcohol, depression]

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Codependency should be a Medical Diagnosis

- A staggering amount of Americans struggle with a form of addiction or “dependency”. According to Winters, 96% of Americans suffer from codependency. Codependency is referred to as a national epidemic, because almost every form of compulsive behavior can be classified as an addiction (1996). Knowing this staggering statistic, we must ask ourselves: How are we contributing to our own codependency. Being codependent (being addicted to something or someone), can be viewed in two different ways. The alcoholic or drug abuser is the dependent, and the person involved with the dependent person in any intimate way (spouse, lover, child, sibling, etc.) is the codependent....   [tags: mental health]

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Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

- Knowledge about the differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is important for a physiotherapist in order to distinguish multiple sclerosis from other conditions that present with almost similar clinical features. The common symptoms of multiple sclerosis include fatigue, muscle weakness, blurred vision, abnormal sensation, difficulty in swallowing, bowel and bladder problems. There are few conditions that present with some of the following symptoms including infectious and inflammatory diseases of central nervous system (CNS), optic nerve lesion and demyelination disease of CNS....   [tags: Multiple Sclerosis]

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A Diagnosis for Mr. Fix-it

- Mr. Fix-it is a 59 year old man with a history of alcohol abuse and diabetic hypertension. Mr. Fix-it has been currently experiencing symptoms such as: rambling speech, poor short-term memory, weakness on the left side of his body, neglects both visual and auditory stimuli to his left side, difficulty with rapid visual scanning, difficulty with complex visual, perceptual and constructional tasks, unable to recall nonverbal materials, and mild articulatory problems. The diagnosis for Mr. Fix-it’s problem is most likely a right-hemisphere stroke....   [tags: Medical Research ]

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Diagnosis and Ancillary Testing

- DIAGNOSIS AND ANCILLARY TESTING Psychophysical abnormalities are commonly found in diabetic patients and they manifest as poor night vision (dark adaptation) and poor recovery from bright lights (photo stress) [67]. Color vision also suffers alterations in patients with diabetes ,blue-yellow discrimination being affected earlier than red-green discrimination. Clinical examination should include best corrected visual acuity, slit-lamp examination to detect iris neovascularization, intraocular pressure because of the increased risk of glaucoma, gonioscopy to rule out angle neovascularization and fundus examination following pupillary dilatation to assess the severity of DR....   [tags: diabetes, clinical examination, glucose]

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

- SYMTOPS, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S Alzheimer’s disease can be a very disturbing situation for family and friends that have loved ones that are infected with this disease. Being able to diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease can be done somewhat accurately within a 75%-97% range based on a clinical source. These sources use special tools to help test for Alzheimer’s one of those tools consist of “monitoring short and long-term memory” (Griffith, 2002). The tools that are used in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can help show symptoms that lead towards disabilities that could affect how one can react to problem solving or to other numerous problems that end up becoming defective when...   [tags: memory, cognitive, donepezil ]

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is Unethical and Immoral

- In this day in age, where looks are almost everything when getting and going where you want, having a child with perfect genes is something to brag about. Allowing a parent to choose the perfect genes is not so far off in the future, in fact, it is now possible to pick some of the genes of a baby to make a “perfect” child. A procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, has been used for years by doctors who wanted to reduce the chance of women carrying babies infected with life-threatening diseases....   [tags: PGD, Genetic Engineering Essays]

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Psychiatric Evaluation and Diagnosis of Virginia Woolf

- I have chosen to write about Virginia Woolf, a British novelist who wrote A Room of One’s Own, To the Lighthouse and Orlando, to name a few of her pieces of work. Virginia Woolf was my first introduction to feminist type books. I chose Woolf because she is a fantastic writer and one of my favorites as well. Her unique style of writing, which came to be known as stream-of-consciousness, was influenced by the symptoms she experienced through her bipolar disorder. Many people have heard the word "bipolar," but do not realize its full implications....   [tags: Bipolar Disorder]

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Diagnosis and Trement Plan of Michael´s Condition

- Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Michael’s Condition: Michael is a 7-year old child, who was referred by the Pediatrician for an analysis following his 2 year old exam. In the beginning of Michael’s development, his mother stated that she has seen similar delays to the doctor’s observations and has similar concerns. One of the major concerns is that Michael will not respond to his name when called even if he is only a foot or less away and does not even turn his head towards the voice. Secondly, he has difficulties in following simple instructions, especially one step directions like come here, sit down, or pick up....   [tags: intervention, communication, autism, symptoms]

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Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis: Son Preference

- Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis: Son Preference What if you were given the choice to pick the sex of your baby. Would you do it. This is a controversial question that goes through the mind of millions of people every day. Having the opportunity to choose the sex of their offspring is a chance that many parents people would be delight to have, however, the criticism for Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is an ongoing issue that has its roots on son preference. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis can be very helpful in some countries like China and India, but not as much in America due to different cultural and economic circumstances....   [tags: sex-selection, gender, parents]

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Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults and Diagnosis in Adolescent Children

- Management of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder when individuals experience episodes of mania and depression. The medications used in treating bipolar disorder have been effective when properly diagnosed, but there is a risk of suicide while undergoing therapy. Treatments for bipolar disorder our on the market but they can only treat the mania or the depression, which is why the patient needs to be under supervision. When a person does not follow the prescribed course of treatment the risk of suicide increases....   [tags: Essays on Bipolar Disorder]

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Immediate Diagnosis of Spinal Epidural Abscess is Necessary

- INTRODUCTION Spinal epidural abscess is a rare and debilitating illness that requires prompt recognition to prevent unfavorable outcomes. Despite increased awareness of the disease and improved imaging methods, spinal epidural abscess remains a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge; as a result, morbidity and mortality remain high. Optimal management for spinal epidural abscess requires early intervention and coordination with a multidisciplinary team involving emergency medicine physicians, internists, infectious disease specialists, radiologists, and spinal surgeons....   [tags: surgeon, pathogenesis, bacteria]

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Conversion Disorder

- Conversion disorder is a medical condition where its sufferers present neurological symptoms such as paralysis, numbness, blindness or fits without a known neurological trigger. Conversion disorder, formerly known as hysteria is considered a psychiatric disorder by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which classifies it as a somatoform disorder. Contrary, World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) classifies it as a dissociative disorder....   [tags: Elements of Diagnosis]

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Dementia Vs Delirium

- Dementia and Delirium are perplexing conditions both to differentiate and experience. Dementia is a progressive intellectual function and other cognitive skills decline condition which results to a decline in an individual’s performance of their daily activities. Unlike dementia, delirium also known as acute confusional state is an acute medical condition which results in confusion and other disruptions in a person’s thinking and behavior including attention, activity level and perception. It is very important to distinguish between the two conditions because, delirium can be found in a person that already has dementia....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Women Coping with Breast Cancer

- Women Coping with Breast Cancer Coping has been closely connected to stress; it involves a process by which a person attempts to restore balance in response to a stressful life event (Henderson, Gore, Davis, and Condon, 2003). The most common cancer among Canadian women in 2010 is breast cancer. An average of 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an average of 100 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week (Canadian Cancer Society, 2010). Coping with breast cancer has been defined as being emotionally and physically challenging for women and their families (Henderson et Al., 2003)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer Diagnosis]

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Taking an Active Role in Health Care by Learning About Genetic Predisposition for Different Illnesses

- ... Key concepts/terms: Single gene errors (X linked, autosomal, dominant, recessive) Karyotyping FISH PCR Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) Short tandem repeat (STR) Quotes: “With the development of new technologies for more accurate understanding of the genome and potential gene therapies, the detection of mutations has an increasingly central role in various areas of genetic diagnosis including preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), prenatal diagnosis (PND), presymptomatic testing, confirmational diagnosis and forensic/identity testing.” pg 386 “Since most hereditary disorders affect people at childhood ages, it is important for pediatricians to be familiar with genetic...   [tags: heredity, mutation, diagnosis]

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Needs for Dementia Patients Are Physical, Psychological, Social, Emotional and Spiritual

- ... Grace has Iron-deficient anaemia, if a person does not have enough iron, their body cannot make enough haemoglobin to meet its needs. Red blood cells then become abnormally small and cannot transport enough oxygen to the organs and tissues. This can result in a person suffering from fatigue and poor concentration. As previously mentioned Grace has hypertension, hypertension is a chronic medical condition where the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Grace has a history of UTI’s, a UTI is an infection that occurs when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra....   [tags: healthcare, diagnosis, humanistic]

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What´s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

- ... Dohr-enwend of Columbia found a 13% reduction in the lifetime rate of PTSD; in a continuation of Dohr-enwend’s work, McNally concluded that a majority of PTSD patients were fit to live in everyday life, re-ducing the lifetime rate of PTSD by another 7% (Dobbs 2). In addition, many veterans have been known to be over- or under-reporting their PTSD symptoms, making the accurate diagnosis even more trouble-some. Because the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress disorder is difficult, many researchers are working on new methods of diag-nosing PTSD more acc-urately....   [tags: psychological research, diagnosis]

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How a Holistic Model Might Help in Explaining the Experience of Mental Health

- What would be the benefits and drawbacks for Bronwyn, whose story was featured in Unit 2, of being assessed as having a psychiatric disorder. To be assessed as having a psychiatric disorder requires medical diagnosis, either from a doctor or a mental health practitioner. A treatment plan will be offered if a diagnosis is made that may include medication and a care plan. Bronwyn is an example of someone who is not classified with a psychiatric disorder, yet is questioning her mental health as life has become unmanageable and overwhelming (The Open University, 2008)....   [tags: psychiatric disorder diagnosis, Bronwyn]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Case

- ... When looking at a someone for the first time, one assesses that individuals’ age, race, and gender (Reuell, 2013). Every time I meet with a new client or client’s family, I am assessed on my capability of delivering services. I offer my background to those I am meeting, in an attempt to persuade them that I am in fact capable, despite many clients’ parents and friends questioning both my age and my credentials to accomplish my job. When an individual goes into a public setting, they are being assessed by other strangers....   [tags: psychiatrists, medication, diagnosis]

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Do You Know What Hip Dysplasia Is?

- ... It is very heartbreaking for the child to have been diagnosed later than it could’ve been noticed. What does hip dysplasia look like and what are the symptoms. According to the (International Hip Dysplasia Institute, 2012), some parents may noticed the infant’s hips make a clicking or popping sound, but they may get this sound confused with a normal snapping sound in most normal baby hips when their ligaments are still developing. The parents also may have a hard type putting a diaper on the infant because of the way the hips don’t spread fully like they should....   [tags: silent condition, diagnosis]

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Individual Case Study: The Pathophysiological Process and its Consequences

- Paramedics provide emergency treatment based on their theoretical knowledge and ability to make sound clinical decisions (Gumm, 2011). Trauma is a pre-hospital emergency that requires rapid injury diagnosis. The mechanism of injury can be used to help establish injury types and associated injury patterns (Stewart & Allen, 2011). A thorough assessment of Betty’s presentation and vital sign survey will be conducted to make a provisional diagnosis. The pathophysiological process and its consequences will be explained and then any long term neurological conditions will be explored....   [tags: diagnosis, emergency treatment]

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Oral Precanerous Lesions are Too Common

- Oral precancerous lesions are one of the most common lesions worldwide today. They are usually neglected by the common population when compared to cancerous lesion. However, they also may be extremely fatal which changes as cancer if left untreated at a very initial stage of the lesion. Early detection and treatment gives the best chance for its cure. The detection and diagnosis are currently based on clinical examination, histopathological evaluation of the biopsy material and molecular methods....   [tags: stages, diagnosis, antioxidants]

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Social Phobia Disorder

- ... Complete change was not recognized as males inclined to report less physical anxiety symptoms than females at less social fear heights. At the same time as standard B (physical anxiety) seems additional informative for males, it is not likely this has any real importance for clinicians and researchers as it is not likely to affect rates of analysis. Even in the small populations of males and females with likely for misdiagnosis depending on this one criterion, given they also meet all other diagnostic criteria, they are not likely to also practice the low levels of social fears where this connection is observed....   [tags: treatments, symptoms, diagnosis. ]

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Male Penile Cancer

- Penile cancer is a rare form of cancer found in males. This cancer affects the penis, which is the primary male reproductive organ. Most penile cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, which simply mean cancer that begins in flat cells lining the penis (WebMD, 2014). Before detailing this disease, one must first understand the structure of the penis. Noticeably rod-shaped, the penis is composed of two types of erectile tissue: corpora cavernosa and corpus songiosum. The first of these is two columns of tissue that form a majority of the penis, while the other is a single column that forms a small part of the penis....   [tags: Disease, Diagnosis, Lump]

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Mental Illness and Its False Glamourization

- The media heavily glamorizes mental illnesses and tries too hard make them seem beautiful. Conditions such as depression, addiction, and bipolar disorder are trends instead of serious conditions that require professional help. More and more works about damaged protagonists being saved by someone who makes them feel special or beautiful are being released. In the first season of American Horror Story, Violet Harmon suffers from depression. Tate Langdon, one of her father’s patients, takes an interest in her immediately....   [tags: Self-Diagnosis, Psychology, Psychiatry]

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The Negative Impact of Health Screening

- 1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background of the Issue Health screening is often thought of as the key to early diagnosis and treatment of illnesses – if a disease is spotted early, successful treatment is more likely. However, in reality, there are several complications behind medical screening tests that most patients have not had the opportunity to understand. In many cases it holds true that doctors and researchers have long known the consequences of certain medical tests, but this information has not been relayed to patients (Mc Cartney, 2014; “When to Say ‘Whoa!’ to Doctors,” 2012)....   [tags: Research, Healthcare, Diagnosis]

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Hannibal Lecter

- The character I choose to do my clinical diagnosis is Dr. Hannibal Lecter, from the movie The Silences of the Lambs, which is played by Anthony Hopkins. Dr. Hannibal is a psychopath serial killer who uses charm, manipulation, intimidation, and violence to control his victims and others to satisfy his own selfish needs. Because he lacks a conscience and feelings for others, he cold-bloodily takes what he wants and does what he pleases, violating social norms and expectations without the slightest sin of remorse, guilt, or regret....   [tags: Clinical Diagnosis, Silences of the Lamb]

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The Genetic Conditions of the Waardenburg Syndrome

- ... Symptoms and effects of Waardenburg Syndrome appear to be different to each individual person who has the disorder. Some symptoms of Waardenburg Syndrome include pale skin, hair, and eyes, patches of white/gray hair, finger contractures, hearing loss, and different colored eyes (heterochromia). Other symptoms include numerous minor abnormalities and abnormal facial features (MedlinePlus 2013). Some symptoms, such as widely spaced eyes in type I, depend on which type of Waardenburg Syndrome a person is diagnosed with....   [tags: diagnosis, symptoms, patterns, treatment]

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

- MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging How the analytical chemistry or medical diagnosis application works Getting an MRI is a non-invasive method used to look at images inside an object. MRI’s are mainly used to observe pathological or physiological developments of living tissues. The patient simply lies on his or her back and slides onto the bore- the tube running through the magnet. An MRI’s job is to find tissue and determine what it is, by using radio wave pulses of energy. The MRI creates 2-D or 3-D images of each point in the patient’s body....   [tags: medical diagnosis applications]

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Taking a Look at General Anxiety Disorder

- Anxiety is a human characteristic that most people would rather do without. It’s that on edge, knot in your throat, breathless feeling of doom that can come when you worry about something excessively. Anxiety may feel like an uncomfortable nuisance, but it is a necessary part of life. In its normal form it can be helpful, as it can act as a signal of impending danger. Without anxiety being there to alert your mind to risk, you might not know you are in trouble until it's too late. Alternatively, there can be such a thing as to much anxiety....   [tags: emotional illnesses, diagnosis]

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Facts, Causes, and Information on Breast Cancer

- Breast Cancer is a disease that can sometime lead to ovarian cancer and has caused a lot of women’s death. “About five to ten percent of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, meaning that they result from gene defects called mutations inherited from a parent”. Related Risks early menstruation, oral contraceptives and child bearing 20 percent. (1)An environmental risk is that toxins can damage breast DNA. Over time damaged DNA can lead to cancer. Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older....   [tags: treatment, chemotherapy, diagnosis]

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Autoimmune Disorder, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

- Hashimoto's disease, also known as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder first discovered in 1912 Germany by Hakara Hashimoto and is one of the first autoimmune disorders identified. It has become of the most common autoimmune diseases and is 7-10 times more prevalent in middle age to older women than in men. It is an organ specific T-cell mediated disease that affects the thyroid1. It begins when the antigen-specific T-cells are activated by some environmental factor causing the B cells to secrete thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) and thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb)....   [tags: diagnosis, genes, cells]

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Great Helps Medicine

- ... The information found included articles regarding its advantages, disadvantages, facts, and how it is used. FINDINGS The machine is a 100% accurate method of disease detection throughout the body and is most often used after other testing methods have failed to provide sufficient information to confirm a patient’s diagnosis. According to journalist Mary Bellis, two brilliant men Felix Block of Stanford University and Edward Purcell of Harvard University discovered MRI in the 1930s. Because of their discoveries they used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to study composition of chemical compounds....   [tags: radiowaves, doctors, diagnosis]

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Diagnosis Of Medical Conditions: Ultrasound

- A very important reason for the New Zealand Medical Journal to consider nominating Ultrasound as the most important piece of medical equipment used today is because of its medical use in Fetal Echocardiography. When 3D ultrasound is used there are 3 steps that should be considered separately; volume acquisition, Glass-body with colour Doppler and Rendering. Firstly, 3D volume acquisition is a key technique that uses ultrasound when examining the fetal heart. This technique contains digital information of the cardiac structures and their spatial arrangement; therefore cross-sectional views can be obtained at any desired orientation, direction and depth....   [tags: medical equipment, surgery]

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Problems with the Diagnosic and Statistical Manual

- The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of mental disorders is a widely used and popular text that lists and describes the various mental disorders and the criteria that resembles each one specifically. These series of manuals have had several major problems since their introduction and the latest edition which has yet to release still faces problems in terms of validity with the scientific community. By use of a diagnostic criterion they fail to incorporate many factors such as social influences, a scientific base, and distinction between the criteria for the different disorders....   [tags: mental health, misinterpretation, redundancy]

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Check-up time! Early Detection of Serious Illnesses

- Every day working as a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, I have helped numerous of our members on their annual physical exam. How about you. Have you had your annual health check-up this year. Did you really do it. If you have a check-up one every year, do you actually know if it is completed. Do you understand the screening tests and examinations you have done. Most of you will answer “no” to at least one of these questions. What is a comprehensive annual physical exam. A comprehensive physical exam is a once-a-year routine screening being done for a general health check even if you feel healthy....   [tags: regular physical exam, early diagnosis]

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The Development of The Robots

- In the 60‘s, 70‘s and 80‘s a Hannah Barbara production of “The Jetsons”, a family living in the year 2062 was a popular TV cartoon. The space age family age looks like our families with the exception of Rosie, a robot that manages the household. This might have been a far fetched idea back than however we may all have our own Rosie's, a personal home robot to tackle many jobs that we don’t like or have time to do. The development of the robot is being produced to look and behave like a human. It is with these characteristics that humans will relate to and probably trust to manage our own personal needs....   [tags: quick diagnosis, the jetsons, space age]

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