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Antisocial Personality Disorder

- Antisocial personality disorder could actually be a bigger problem than most people would presume. Being that most individuals with this disorder do not seek help for themselves from psychologist or psychiatrist they never know that they have antisocial personality disorder until they feel their lives are drastically affected by it or are ordered by punishment to seek help. According to statistics, men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, with men at three percent of the general population and women only at one percent: (“Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms,” 2013)....   [tags: diagnosis, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy]

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What´s Urinary Incontinence

- Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control or control over urination that is significant enough in frequency and amount to cause physical and/or emotional distress in the person experiencing it (Ford-Martin, Frey 2011). Incontinence occurs when there is dysfunction in either the storage function or occasionally, in the emptying function of the lower urinary tract (Santiagu, 2008, p.2). There are many different types of urinary incontinence that affect people worldwide, according to Ford-Martin/Frey (2011) there are five major categories of urinary incontinence: overflow, stress, urge, functional, and reflex....   [tags: diagnosis, urologist, gynecologist]

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Glycogen Storage Disorder

- Glycogen Storage Disorder There are many different things that can go wrong in our bodies. A metabolic disorder can be one. There are many different kinds that maybe deadly if left untreated and others can be treated but still left to deal with for the rest of one's life. One disorder can be glycogen storage disorder this can affect many different age groups from new born to the elderly. It deals with the function of the body to obtain its greatest source from which it obtains energy from. It deals with glucose, now there are many different categories that can fall under this....   [tags: metabolism, health, medical diagnosis]

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Glycogen Storage disorder

- To treat this disease can range from having frequent small meals throughout the day to promote glucose throughout the body frequently. Sugars are restricted many can include cake, pie, fruit juice, etc. Also a limit on dairy foods as well. One thing that is recommended is uncooked cornstarch with water and soy milk. This is because cornstarch is digested by the body very slowly and thus proving glucose to the body in between feedings. Multivitamins are need in some patients due to their many so many restrictions....   [tags: metabolism, health, medical diagnosis]

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Living Long and Healthy Lives with HIV

- ... This is determined mainly by measuring your levels of CD4, which are infection-fighting cells, in your blood. Antiretroviral drugs HIV is treated with antiretrovirals (ARVs), which work against the HIV infection by slowing down the spread of the virus in the body. A combination of ARVs is used because HIV can quickly adapt and become resistant to one single ARV. Patients tend to take three or more types of ARV medication. This is known as combination therapy or antiretroviral therapy (ART). Some antiretroviral drugs have been combined into one pill, known as a "fixed dose combination"....   [tags: diagnosis, post-exposure prophylaxis, blood]

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The Truths of Autism

- Every year doctors diagnose thousands of adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Due to the growing awareness of autism and recent developments in technology, scientists and doctors can now discover and observe the effects of autism on society, and people. Starting with its discovery, researchers have been able to diagnose people more effectively. Doctors are beginning to discover what causes this disorder, and are currently trying to find ways to prevent and treat it. Many places have opened their doors to people with this disorder, creating autistic friendly environments where people are patient and understanding....   [tags: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Doctors, Diagnosis]

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Analysis of over-diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- The mental health community has been noticeably slow in identifying that there may be a problem with diagnoses and prescriptions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health government publication, “Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General” notes a rise in concerns regarding over-diagnosis and overprescribing of stimulant therapy, by stating there may be "inappropriate diagnosis and treatment" taking place (National Institute of Mental Health, 2001)....   [tags: mental health community, diagnoses, prescriptions]

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

- Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism numbers are on the rise in the U.S and more and more cases of autism are being diagnosed each day. Many parents are unaware that they have a child with autism. Signs of autism are not easily detected so, parents who suspect that they may have a child with developmental delays or a child with autism would have a hard time distinguishing autism from other developmental problems. There are no specific causes or cures for autism but with today’s technology that just might change....   [tags: children, parents, treatment, symptoms, diagnosis]

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The Characteristics of Meningococcal Disease

- This paper will cover the characteristics of meningococcal disease and the bacteria that cause it, Neisseria meningitides. Neisseria meningitides is a Gram-negative dipplococcus. It is a facultative anaerobe and is non-motile. The bacteria can live in a commensal relationship with the mucous membranes in the human nose (Peterson, n.d.). When grown in a colony (on a chocolate agar plate or a blood agar plate) it has a clearly defined edge, is round, smooth, moist and convex. As for color it is gray or colorless and opaque (CDC, n.d.)....   [tags: bacteria, symptoms, dignosis]

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Post Traumatic Stess Disorder

- Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD; what is it, what are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, can it be treated, what affects does it have on the family. As I have personally seen PTSD; these are some of the questions I asked myself on weekly bases. Now that I have reoccurring thoughts about my personal situations, I find myself asking some of the same questions after each deployment. I wonder I am going to come back the man I was or come back an unrecognizable void. I have done extensive research on the disorder to try to answer some of the questions that has plagued me throughout my career, and by sharing with you what I have found, the information may give someone else a little more in...   [tags: PTSD, Symptoms, Dignosis, Treatment]

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Symptoms and Dignosis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), big word and sounds scary, but it isn’t as scary as you might think. This disease affects the myocardium (middle layer of the heart that helps it contract) by becoming abnormally thick and this doesn’t allow the heart to pump normally. Some people go undiagnosed for quite some time since there are little to no symptoms, some however have shortness of breath. HCM also affects the electrical system In the heart which can cause life threatening arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)....   [tags: myocardium, heart, death]

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Discussion of Aortic Dissection

- Heart Disease. Those two words often conjure images of an elderly man clutching his chest in a fit of pain and subsequently succumbing to a heart attack. Those two words describe the leading cause of death in Americans--nearly 25%1. Unfortunately, many specific heart problems fade away and fall under the umbrella of only two words. This research paper will discuss one of those heart problems, aortic dissection, in much more detail, than just two little words. The aorta is the largest artery in the body, responsible for the transfer of oxygenated blood from the heart to every organ of the body....   [tags: heart, dignosis, surgery ]

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Drawbacks and Benefits to Diagnosing Psychological Disorders

- ... However, the paper’s main direction is to focus on the drawbacks which outweigh the benefits arising from categorizing mental illnesses into small segments. The American Psychiatric Association was not very transparent and did not allow people to have any input about the changes in recent years. In my opinion some mental illnesses that has just been added to the DSM-V has political nature such as temper disregulation disorder which appears to be created as a way to describe kids who are beyond the parents control....   [tags: mental illness, money, psychiatrists]

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Managing Anxiety While Undergoing Diagnostic Evaluation for Breast Cancer

- Managing Anxiety While Undergoing Diagnosic Evaluation for Breast Cancer Literature Review Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. In 2008, more than one million women underwent a diagnostic evaluation for suspected breast cancer. Approximately 182,500 women of the more than one million that received an evaluation also received a positive diagnosis (Montgomery, 2010). Risk factors linked to Breast Cancer include: gender, age, family history, prior breast cancer, previous biopsy, race and ethnicity, breast density, and long menstrual history because of prolonged hormonal stimulation....   [tags: Healthcare]

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The Pros and Cons of Classification Systems in Psychiatry

- Classification refers to the procedure in which ideas or objects are recognized, distinguished and understood. Currently, two leading systems are used for grouping of mental disorder namely International Classification of Disease (ICD) by World Health Organization (WHO) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders (DSM) by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Other classifications include Chinese classification of mental disorder, psycho-dynamic diagnostic manual, Latin American guide for psychiatric diagnosis etc....   [tags: mental health, mental disorders, icd, dsm]

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Removing Asperger's Disorder from the DSM V

- In 1944, Asperger’s disorder was first discovered by Hans Asperger who was a child psychologist and pediatrician who described a group of boys between the ages of 6 and 11 as “little professors” because of their interests and use of language (van Duin, Zinkstok, McAlonan & van Amelsvoort, 2014). In the DSM-IV, Asperger’s disorder (AD) refers to individuals who have an average or high IQ, but have difficulty in social interactions, poor communication skills and restricted interests (Wing, Gould & Gillberg, 2010)....   [tags: Aperger's History, Hans Asperger]

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General Model of Planned Change

- The world is constantly changing in many different ways. Whether it is technological or cultural change is present and inevitable. Organizations are not exempt from change. As a matter of fact, organizations have to change with the world and society in order to be successful. Organizations have to constantly incorporate change in order to have a competitive advantage and satisfy their customers. Organizations use change in order to learn and grow. However, change is not something that can happen in an organization overnight....   [tags: globalization,technological changes,data analysis]

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Nursing Care Plan: Impaired Parenting

- Impaired Parenting is a nursing diagnosis that should be considered for all parents who are having a child. There are many classes available to new parents that can be taken before childbirth takes place. These classes will inform parents how to take care of their newborn child, as well as, mentally prepare each family member what their role will be with the birth of their new child. The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome says that in 2003, 1,300 infants in the United States died from being shaken (Tumlin,2010)....   [tags: Health Care]

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The Elderly in the Community

- As one ages, the body accumulates a myriad of multidimensional changes in the realms of physical, biological, psychological, and social alterations. These changes can manifest from a deficiency in one area or an abundance in another. According to the student nurse, these changes can be functional, potentially dysfunctional, or dysfunctional based on Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. The student nurse conducts a similar interview and assessment process with each patient to gather subjective and objective data related to the health and wellness of the individual....   [tags: Nursing, Health, Ageing]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Introduction Experts have different views on attention deficit disorder also known as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) regarding diagnosis, medication and dependency in children resulting from use of stimulant. Minors under medication to prevent ADHD have been on the rise for the last 3 decades in the U.S. The diagnosis of ADHD varies, some states shows a high percentage of diagnosis. Production of stimulants such as Ritalin for ADHD treatments is on the rise, with scientists explaining that it is recommended for treatment....   [tags: learning disabilities, psychology]

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Meantal Health Illness

- Mental health illness is often created and diagnosed from the subjective judgment of mental health professionals. Often times, diagnosis consists of undesirable traits perceived by the dominant society as a problem. Society creates beliefs and dictates social norms in order to instilling social order. Moreover, marginalized groups that are often disenfranchised are often diagnosed and labeled with mental illnesses, because of the inability to become resilient and successful from impoverished conditions....   [tags: Meantal Health Professionals, Society]

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Cancer From One Extreme to Another

- Cancer...a small unnoticed alien to our bodies, forever evolving, growing and creating havoc in the lives of a worldwide population. An initially shocking diagnosis followed by the fear of treatment, the unknown, often affects the family members as well as patients around the globe. In 2006 my grandmother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer that she discovered while we were on a family vacation. The fear that she must have felt as she kept it hidden from us until she was able to go home and get a proper diagnosis must have been great....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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The nursing process

- The standards of practice describe a competent level of nursing care as exhibited by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. This practice includes the areas of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The nursing process includes significant actions taken by registered nurses (RN) and forms the foundation of the nurse’s decision-making (“American Nurses Association,” 2010). Assessment is the accurate collection of comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or the situation (“American Nurses Association,” 2010)....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing]

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Struggling With Mental Illness

- People in this world have many different struggles. Some deal with chronic pain, others with poverty and some even with the consequences of their bad choices. Numerous individuals also struggle with mental illness also known as various disorders that affect mood, personality, cognition and other areas of functioning. Mental illness is unique to the individual and can be experienced in a variety of ways. Three people that have experienced mental illness and all that it entails are Susanna Kaysen the author of the memoir Girl, Interrupted, John Nash-a mathematician whose life was the basis of the film A Beautiful Mind and a woman named Theresa Lozowski who is a medical professio...   [tags: Mental Health Essays]

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Correlation Between Cancer and Latinos

- Literature Review Null hypothesis: There exists no correlation between receiving a diagnosis of cancer and being either Hispanic or Latino. Alternative hypothesis: There exists a correlation between having a cancer diagnosis and being either Hispanic or Latino. Dependent variable: cancer diagnosis. Independent variable: Hispanic or Latino. My hypothesis seeks to establish that there is no direct correlation between being Hispanic/Latino and receiving a cancer diagnosis. I believe that it is not a direct causation of being Hispanic/Latino that leads individuals to developing cancer....   [tags: Education, Poverty, Health Insurance, Cancer]

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The Impact of the Laboratory on Nineteenth-Century Medicine?

- The laboratory had an influential impact on nineteenth century medicine. It saw technological advances such as the microscope allowing the observation of cells and micro-organisms and the way minute cells were formed and appeared. The practice of medicine allowed hospitals to seek advice and improve diagnosis by the study of body parts and the workings of the body such as the study and discovery of the digestive system. Education was progressed with students having to pass laboratory tests before attending hospitals for clinical training in many parts of Europe by the end of the nineteenth century....   [tags: Medical Research]

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Understanding, Diagnosing and Treating Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

- A 45-year-old woman with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD): I would feel perfectly fine–I’d be happy. I’d feel energetic. I’d be going about my business. Then, all of a sudden someone might say something, and I’d take it totally wrong or it would irritate me. Then I’d snap and I would feel very irritable from that point on. The closer it got to my period actually starting, the worse I would get. Then the tears would come, and the depression, and the feeling like “I want to get out of here” – anxiety attacks....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Premenstrual Syndrome]

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Marfan Syndrome: The Case of Joey Jones

- ... This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. From the proband’s family history, it appears that the mutation could be inherited from the paternal side of the family. Family members. 75% of people who have MFS have an affected parent. 25% of people with MFS have this condition due to a de novo mutation. Evaluation of parents is recommended if the proband is diagnosed with MFS. If one of the proband’s parents is diagnosed to have MFS then the risk to each of the proband’s siblings is 50%....   [tags: hereditary disoreder of connective tissue]

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Perceptions of Mental Illness in Girl Interrupted

- The portrayal of people being sickly creatures has been used in Hollywood film for a very long time. This has been in the endeavor of putting the viewing public in the shoes of the patient and entertain them with over the top portrayals of disease. For patients that are women in particular this has been achieved by defining them along the lines of vague terms such as them being over emotional and unstable. Despite the advancement experienced by the society, women have not yet fully seen the goal of equality realize fruition....   [tags: film, border personality]

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Analysis and Description of Dementia

- Dementia is characterized as a condition where the mental processes of cognition and memory start to deteriorate. It is described as a syndrome that hinders the daily lives of those who have it and is characterized by memory and thinking impairment. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease and the second most common is vascular dementia. Dementia is a syndrome occurring usually, but not limited, to people over the age of 40 and is due to brain damage caused by natural deteriorating, stroke or can be brought on by factors such as excessive drinking or drug abuse....   [tags: alzheimer, vascular dementia, memory loss]

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What Effect Does Being Identified "ADHD" Have on a Child?

- ... Because of that harshness many children with this diagnosis experience bullying which becomes physical. Also these children lack the ability to filter thoughts before they escape the mouth. This causes them to say things that would otherwise be kept silent. These thoughts in addition to the social rejection hinder their ability to create long term friends. Because of their impulsive behavior these children are also more likely to suffer injuries. A higher percentage of parents with children diagnosed ADHD report non-fatal injuries on a regular basis....   [tags: disorder, peer, issues, injuries, disboedient]

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Soulless Monsters: A Closer Look at Antisocial Personality Disorder.

- Every few years there are disturbing, yet fascinating headlines: “BTK killer: Hiding in plain sight” or “Police discover at least 10 victims at Anthony Sowell's home”; but what would allow an individual to commit the crimes they did. In cases like these there is usually a common link: Antisocial Personality disorder. It is an unknown disorder to most of the population which is why there are so many questions to be answered, the main ones being what is antisocial personality disorder and how does it effect patient and society as a whole....   [tags: Mental Illness]

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The Five Phases of the Nursing Process

- Effective nursing care plays a very important role in health care as it safeguards the patients and helps them recover as soon as possible. There are many processes that contribute to effective nursing care, nursing process is one of them. Nursing process consists of 5 main phases; Assessment phase, Diagnosing phase, Planning phase, Implementing phase and Evaluation phase. All the phases work hand in hand together and one links to another with every phase having its important role. This process helps to improve the effectiveness of the care as it is directed to every patient individually....   [tags: health, nursing process]

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Comparing DSM-IV and DSM-5,

- The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has been used for decades as a guidebook for the diagnosis of mental disorders in clinical settings. As disorders and diagnoses evolve, new versions of the manual are published. This tends to happen every 10 years or so with the first manual (DSM-I) having been published in 1952. For the purpose of this discussion, we will look at the DSM-IV, which was published originally in 1994, and the latest version, DSM-5, that was published in May of 2013....   [tags: Manual of Mental Disorders]

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Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Fact or Fiction?

- While the United States has seen an apparent epidemic of pediatric bipolar disorder cases over the past two decades, other countries’ numbers have remained flat. Experts in the field are sharply divided on the existence of this epidemic. There are books and studies, as well as documented cases which tend to support the notion of an epidemic. There are also books, research studies, documented cases of misdiagnoses, and even malpractice suits which question the validity of this epidemic. Kathleen Stassen Berger touched on the subject in her text, Developing Person through Childhood and Adolescence....   [tags: misdiagnosis, malpractice lawsuits]

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How the Five Phases of Nursing Process may be Used to Provide Effective Nursing Care

- Introduction The nursing process is “An organised, systematic and deliberate approach to nursing with the aim of improving standards in nursing care” (Rush S, Fergy S &Weels D, 1996).The five steps of the nursing process are assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluating. It was developed by Ida Jean in Florida, USA in 1958 and it was transferred to the UK by 1970.The ‘process ‘is neither a ‘model ‘nor a ‘philosophy’ as it is sometimes defined but merely a method of reasonable discerning and it needs to be used with a clear nursing model....   [tags: health care professionals]

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Detection of Huntingtons' Chorea

- For the average person the idea of a health issue is the occasional upset stomach or catching the flu. Imagine living each gradual day losing a little more control over the use of muscles and nerves. Huntington’s Chorea is a neurodegenerative genetic disease that proves to have a devastating effect and has many varied methods of testing. Huntington’s Chorea, also known as Huntington’s Disease or HD, is a incurable genetic disorder that causes the nerves in the brain and body to slowly decay over time....   [tags: Disease]

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Self-Rating Scale for Depression

- Application In order to recognize depression, self-rating scales can be useful between groups of patients with the risk increased for the depression. These scales are valuable to discover patients, evaluating the result of treatment and the course of the depression. The scales that they autoappraise are also independent from which doctor the patient they are, hence the result is a more patient ligature compared to a clinical evaluation. If the scale of autoposition indicates that the patient suffers from the depression the diagnostic debit to be confirmed then by a doctor....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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Interventions for Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment

- Case Study Sickle Cell Anemia is an autosomal recessive disorder, which increases blood thickness hence affects the smooth flow of blood. This causes by the destruction of red cells where the normal shape of red cell become a stiff sickle shape. As a result, sufficient oxygen does not reach the vital organs. A vaso-occlusive crisis arises from hindrance of blood circulation by sickled blood cells. It is characterized by sturdy pains and in some cases; it may cause permanent organ damage. This paper seeks to formulate a nursing diagnosis, as well as a plan of care that includes nursing interventions and the methods to be used to evaluate whether the interventions are successful (American Sic...   [tags: Nursing Case Study]

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The Nursing Process

- The nursing process is one of the most fundamental yet crucial aspects of the nursing profession. It guides patient care in a manner that creates an effective, safe, and health promoting process. The purpose and focus of this assessment paper is to detail the core aspects of the nursing process and creating nursing diagnoses for patients in a formal paper. The nursing process allows nurses to identify a patient’s health status, their current health problems, and also identify any potential health risks the patient may have....   [tags: assessment, implementation, patients]

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

- The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has a number of features. First of all, every disorder is identified using a name and a numerical code. In addition, the manual provides the criteria for diagnosing each disorder as well as establishes subtypes of a disorder and examples that would illustrate the disorder. The manual goes further by addressing the typical age of onset, culturally related information, gender-related information, prevalence of a disorder, typical clinical course of a disorder, typical predisposing factors of a disorder and genetic family patterns of a disease (Summers, 2009)....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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Phases of The Nursing Process

- Introduction The nursing process is “An organised, systematic and deliberate approach to nursing with the aim of improving standards in nursing care” (Rush S, Fergy S &Weels D, 1996).The five steps of the nursing process are assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluating. It was developed by Ida Jean in Florida, USA in 1958 and it was transferred to the UK by 1970.The ‘process ‘is neither a ‘model ‘nor a ‘philosophy’ as it is sometimes defined but merely a method of reasonable discerning and it needs to be used with a clear nursing model....   [tags: data collection, observation, physical examination]

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Large Granular Lymphocytic (LGL) Leukemia

- Large granular lymphocytic (LGL) leukemia is an uncommon disease, characterized by a clonal proliferation of mature, post-thymic T-cells, typically CD3+, CD4-, CD8+, CD16+, CD57+ phenotype, representing constitutively active T-cells Less commonly, LGL leukemia is derived from CD3-, CD56+ natural killer (NK) cells. Clonal T-LGLs escape apoptosis by failure to respond to the Fas/Fas ligand (FasL) pathway. Activating mutations in the STAT3gene occur frequently in LGL leukemia, and may play a role in pathogenesis....   [tags: patients, results, discussion]

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Reflection of My Clinical Experienc

- Look back: During my third week clinical experience, I did both computer charting and paper charting (for maternal assessment) with nursing care plan. Besides charting, I reported my significant findings of the mother verbally to the primary nurse. Elaborate: It was my first time to complete documentation on my own. When I went on the computer, I felt anxious and had no confidence. While opening my patient’s file, I recalled the story about how a nurse got laid off because she checked on the patient from another unit....   [tags: documentation, nursing, charts]

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Effects of ADHD on Adults

- ADHD is known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many of the symptoms of adult ADHD are similar to the symptoms of child ADHD. Those who suffer with ADHD struggle with the inability to control their daily lives. ADHD not only affects the individual who has it, but it also affects everyone around them. Extensive research has been conducted on ADHD and to date there are still no definite answers as to what exactly causes this disorder. Theory suggests that ADHD is caused by a neurological and chemical deficiency that affects the development of the central nervous system....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology]

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Innovations in Diabetes: A1C Hemoglobin Testing

- Since the first diagnosis of diabetes researchers have been attempting to find easier methods of diagnosing the severity of a patient’s diabetes. The only way was to have a patient take his or her blood sugar several times everyday take those results and place them in a daily journal. They would then have to take the results presented by the patient and place them either into a computer program for results evaluation or they would have to do the more tedious results of breaking down the results using a calculator....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]

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Analysis of Huntington's Disease

- Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a genetically transferred, progressive neurodegenerative disease that is caused by a defect on chromosome 4. The chromosomal defect is inherited through an autosomal dominant gene and causes a cytosine-adenenine-guanine (CAG) repeat to occur more often than expected., which codes for an abnormality in the protein called huntingtin. When the huntingtin protein has mutated, cells are not able to carry out their normal functions within the brain, leading to neuronal death(1)....   [tags: Treatments, Therapies]

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Identify the stages of the Nursing Process and the skills essential to the Nursing Process

- The nursing process is a five stage systematic framework, and based on the problem solving approach; it forms the foundation for nursing practice to facilitate focussed, individualised care planning for patients (Yildirim and Ozkahraman 2011). This assignment will serve to identify the five stages of the nursing process: Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. The skills: Communication, Observation, Critical Thinking and Reflection involved within the nursing process in partnership with the patient will also be highlighted....   [tags: Health Care]

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Without Conscious: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths

- Robert Hare is the author of “Without Conscious: The disturbing World of the Psychopaths among us.”This book is about knowing what a psychopath is and understanding what it is about so that people will not be caught off guard when they ran into someone with the disorder. This book focuses on confronting psychopaths, the behavior that these people exhibit and how these behaviors ultimately affect other people. These people have no remorse for the things that they do and how it ends up affecting other people because all they care about is themselves and getting what they want to get without hesitation and remorse for the other people that will be hurt in the process....   [tags: Robert Hare, literary analysis, psychopaths]

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Validating Women in Chronic Pain

- While credibility is often given to those who experience acute, curable pain, chronic pain victims are given no such validity. Women experiencing this pain are subjected not only to difficulties of its chronicity but also to the stigmas of gender in the world of medical diagnosis. Where a man may be viewed as a respected soldier battling his world of chronic pain and a pain that is nothing but valid, a woman will be looked at with disbelief and blame while dealing with the very same pain. Today, women are constantly scrutinized for their over exaggeration of pain....   [tags: credibility, chronicity, medicine, discrimination]

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A Discussion of Disco Di

- Mental health is not the mere absence of illness but it is the sense of harmony and balance for the individual. Aspects associated with the individual include self-worth, sense of accomplishment, and a positive identity (Fontaine, 2009), where as mental illness is the disharmony someone is experiencing. This disharmony affects not only the individual but their friends and family as well as the surrounding community. This disharmony causes the person to be unable to function properly in many aspects of their life (Fontaine, 2009)....   [tags: Borderline Personality Disorder]

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Love and Compassion in Healthcare

- The Dalai Lama once wrote “Compassion is one of the principal things that makes our lives meaningful. It is the source of lasting happiness and joy and is the foundation of a good heart. Through acts of kindness, affection, honesty and justice we not only help others but ensure our own benefit as well. By contrast the more our hearts and minds are afflicted with ill-will, the more miserable we become. We cannot escape the need for love and compassion.” (Lama) What does this mean when it comes to healthcare....   [tags: duty to disclose information to patients]

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Retrospective Questionnaire-Based Study for Adenomyosis Coexisting with Leiomyomas

- Introduction: Adenomyosis is a myometrial lesion characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrium with hyperplasia of the surrounding myometrium and leiomyomas are benign myometrial neoplasms. Commonly reported symptoms of adenomyosis are menorrhagia, chronic pelvic pain, and dysmenorrhea; whereas, menorrhagia, pain, pelvic pressure, and bowel and urinary tract complaints are reported in leiomyomas. However, adenomyosis and leiomyomas commonly coexist and therefore attributing symptoms to either of the condition is problematic....   [tags: disease, leiomyomas, method, results]

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The Overdiagnosis of ADD/ADHD

- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is the most widely diagnosed “mental-illness” in children in the United States today, and approximately 99% of children diagnosed are prescribed daily doses of methylphenidate in order to control undesirable behaviors. (Stolzer) Many children exhibit such behaviors as energetic, running, jumping, playing, and excitement in their daily learning activities. But at what point is a child’s exuberant behavior considered to be hyperactive. All children are supposed to be full of life, wonder, and questions....   [tags: health, hyperactivity disorder]

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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

- Pediatric abusive head trauma, also known as shaken baby syndrome, is a devastating form of abuse. It occurs when a young child is violently shaken. The repeated shaking back and forth motion causes the child’s brain to bounce within the skull, resulting in bruising and swelling. This intentionally inflicted injury causes trauma to the head and neck region, including cranial, cerebral, and spinal injuries. It occurs in infants and small children because the muscles of the neck region aren’t strong enough to go against the shaking force that occurs....   [tags: shaken baby syndrome]

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Heart Failure Patient Assessment

- “Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen” (American Heart Association, 2012, para 3). What this basically means is that the body is functioning in a way that the heart cannot keep up with. Although heart failure can be acute and occur suddenly, it usually develops over time and is a long-term or chronic condition. There are two different types of heart failure, left-sided and right-sided, and they can be caused by other diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, or high blood pressure (National Institutes of Health, 2012)....   [tags: Nursing, Prevention, Healthcare]

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Use of Health Information Systems for Financial and Clinical Management

- A Health Information System, (HIS), is defined as a “set of components and procedures organized with the objective of generating information which will improve” financial and clinical management for hospitals and medical practices. (Lippeveld, Sauerborn, and Bodart 2000). The HIS is crucial to the development of hospital and medical practices for the purposes of strategic planning, problem-solving, decision support, and executive information systems with which health service managers and clinicians are deeply involved....   [tags: Health Information Systems]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Retrospecitve Analysis Paper

- Subjective S: MJ is a 74 year old African-American female who presents to the clinic today with complaints of shortness of breath with exertion and increasing fatigue over the past two to three months. The shortness of breath is increased with exercise or when walking up stairs and has progressively gotten worse. She states that she presented to the emergency room approximately one year ago for shortness of breath and was prescribed an albuterol inhaler. She additionally has a chronic productive cough with clear sputum and denies hemoptysis....   [tags: Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease ]

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The True Cost of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- In 2010, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cost the government about $1.3 billion (United States of America 17). This is an enormous amount of money, but it hasn’t even been helping veterans. Many vets aren’t finishing treatment but continue to receive disability checks from the Veterans Health Administration, abbreviated to VHA. Not only this, but some veterans are faking their way into the system and evading the diagnosis process by coming up with an tall tale. It is on the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to determine whether these stories are fake (Department of Veterans’ Affairs), which is many times impossible to regulate....   [tags: PTSD Essays]

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Comorbid disorders: Bipolar Disorder and Substance Dependence

- This paper begins by providing information regarding bipolar disorder and then opens up to include substance abuse and dependence as a co-occurring disorder. With the two presented, the bulk of this paper hopefully provides some insight into why treatment of these co-occurring disorders is ineffectual. As of yet, research has not provided us with useful insight into the relationship between the two disorders. We continue to ask questions related to which was first or if they result from something else....   [tags: Bipolarity, psychiatry, abuse]

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Prenatal Genetic Tests: The Future of Procreation

- ... Either way, preimplantation genetic diagnosis would eliminate the doubt of parents having a baby with defective genes leading to a scenario where they may wish they hadn’t had the child. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis isn’t a procedure that doctors are able to do to every pregnant mother because it requires informed consent. Informed consent is important so that she fully understands the testing procedure, the benefits and limitations of the test, and the possible consequences of the test results....   [tags: genetic engineering]

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Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

- While discussing Chapter 14, Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence, I read the excerpt about how Asperger’s Syndrome was a fading diagnosis and is slowly going away. I currently work with many students on campus that have been diagnosed with Asperger’s and I was curious as to why it is no longer included in the DSM-V. Therefore, for this extra credit assignment, I have decided to research why Asperger’s Syndrome is not in the DSM-V. According to the Autism Research Institute, until May 22, with the official release of the DSM-5, Asperger's Syndrome was considered related to Autism, but also distinctly different (Compart, 2014)....   [tags: autism spectrum disorder, asperger´s syndrome]

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The Relationship Between Endoscopy Results and Serum Tumor Marker Levels in Patients with Dyspepsia

- INTRODUCTION Gastrointestinal disorders are common diseases and can be diagnosed by endoscopy as a simple and effective procedure. Endoscopy has become a gold standard diagnostic procedure. The main purpose of endoscopist is early diagnosis or exclude gastrointestinal cancer, and to present other gastrointestinal diseases. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) and Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) are used as a marker of gastrointestinal malignancies [1]. CA 19-9 and CEA are antigens related with most of epithelial originated cancers including gastrointestinal cancers [2]....   [tags: gastrointestinal health]

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Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support System for Heart Failure

- ... The CDSS then returns suggestions such a preforming an Electrocardiograph (ECG). The ECG will test if the heart rhythm is beating accordingly. Depending on the reading from the ECG will determine what the CDSS suggests to do next for further investigation until the CDSS gives a diagnosis. Once the CDSS determines if the patient has HF, the CDSS will also tell if it is systolic or diastolic. According to this article the CDSS has a 97% rate of accurately diagnosing HF. The CDSS allows the integration of signal and image processing algorithms into the general process of care....   [tags: vital organs, oxygen supply, heart disease]

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Management of Acute Otitis Media

- Acute Otitis Media (AOM), inflammation or infection of the middle ear, is an illness most parents have had experience with. Countless hours of lost sleep and worry secondary to their child’s pain and distress can keep even the most seasoned parents awake at night. Before the age of 36 months, 83% of children will experience 1 or more ear infections and AOM is the most common reason for office visits of preschoolers in the United States (Zhou, Shefer, Kong & Nuorti, 2008). The graphic below serves as a review of evidence and explores the usefulness of the information in relation to the option of watchful waiting in the management of AOM....   [tags: Medical Research]

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The History of Reproductive Genetics

- Introduction: Technological developments make substantial difference in medical health rather than past few decades. Parents have now the option to undergo with reproductive genetics. Reproductive genetics can prevent harm for both fetus and parents. However, some ethical guidance need to be established because it is cultural sensitive and sometime it might be divided the society (Fletcher& Evans, 1998, 189). Bio-ethics in medical issues embedded on two objectives, it enhance the knowledge through descriptive moral behavior and beliefs and normative search guided properly for ethical problems (Kuliev, 1990, 163)....   [tags: technological development, bio-ethics]

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Genetic Identification of Major Psychiatric Disorders

- Most major psychiatric disorder diagnoses are defined as descriptive syndromes on the basis of expert consensus. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) are the standard diagnostic tools used by psychiatrists and clinicians world-wide. Unfortunately, these manuals are classified by clinical agreement and encounter revision every few years. Perpetual revision and increased medicalization of mental disorders also creates a dilemma for diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depressive disorder and b...   [tags: common genetic risk variants]

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Conduct Disorder (CD) in Children and Adolescence

- Conduct disorder (CD) in children and adolescence is a serious matter that has major adverse effects to the child, to their parents, and to their entire community. This disorder is chronic and worsens overtime that forces the child into a life of risky aggressive impulses, pattern of destructive behavior, disregard for rules, regulation, and authority. Since CD is a condition that develops over a long period of time, children can carry the side effects of negative behaviors into their adulthood....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome

- Toxoplasmosis is commonly acquired through contact with cats or cat's litter or by ingesting a raw or partly cooked meat (White, Duncan & Baumle, 2011). Clinical signs and symptoms that Mr. T.M could have shown are mild headache, fever or lethargy to poor coordination (White, Dunacan, & Baumle, 2011). The diagnostis of toxoplasmosis is done through brain imaging by identifying the brain lesion, or through the presence of antibodies to toxoplasmosis gondii, or a recent onset of neurologic abnormality (White, Duncan & Baumle, 2011)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Toxoplasmosis]

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Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

- The Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders category of the DSM-IV-TR includes disorders which have psychotic symptoms as a dominant part of their presentation (American Psychiatric Association, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., text rev., 2000). Disorders in the Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders category include Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophreniform Disorder, Delusional Disorder, Shared Psychotic Disorder, Brief Psychotic Disorder, Psychotic Disorder due to a General Medical Condition, Substance Induced Psychotic Disorder, and Psychotic Disorder Not Otherwise Specified....   [tags: Psychology]

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Jeremy Peirce

- Paying Attention to the Deficit ADD and ADHD are commonly talked about as if they are different diseases, they are actually the same disease. In recent years, ADD has disappeared due its similarity to ADHD. ADD was, in the past, a separate disorder because it focused solely on the inattentive side of things. ADD is now a part of ADHD because it is referred as a sub-type to ADHD. ADHD is an attention disorder that is becoming more commonly diagnosed and treated due to misdiagnoses and misunderstanding of how to deal with the disorder....   [tags: dopamine, gene, brain]

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Turbulence in the Mind

- Although it is more common than schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder is considered to be “under the radar”. However it affects an estimated 6 percent of the population, over eighteen million Americans; and recent studies show that this is an understatement. The individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder are only victims of their environment, their family background coupled with their genetic predisposition and social interactions push them into a break....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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Discussion on Otitis Externa

- In discussing otitis externa, the diagnosis can be explained by misdiagnosis. Some patients are diabetic immunocompromised with severe pain in the ear should have necrotizing OE excluded by an otolaryngologist. Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the external auditory canal, the auricle, or both. It is a common disease that can be found in all age groups. OE usually represents an acute bacterial infection of the skin of the ear canal (most commonly attributable to Pseudomonas aeruginosa or staphylococcus aureus, but can also be caused by other bacteria, viruses, or a fungal infection....   [tags: diabetic patients, diabetis mellitus]

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Understanding Dementia in the Elderly

- Delirium, Depression, and Dementia are some of the most common psychological diagnoses in the elderly today. The three D’s are difficult to differentiate between in older adults because they overlap with each other and can all exist in the same patient at once. Delirium, Dementia, and Depression all affect the elderly’s quality of life and often increase the risks for one another (Downing, Caprio & Lyness, 2013). For the purpose of this paper I will be focusing primarily on the diagnosis of Dementia, the prevention, and nursing measures associated with it, but first I would like to differentiate between Delirium and Depression because Dementia is often associated with the two in the older ad...   [tags: Signs, Symptoms, Causes]

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ranks as the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 2-10% of children in elementary school (Goldson, and Renolds 91-3). Three areas of dysfunction compose ADHD including emotional, cognitive, and behavior problems (Spencer). ADHD initially presents in childhood with diagnosis after school enrollment and usually recedes between the ages of 10 and 25 years but can persist through adolescence and into adulthood (Goldson, and Renolds 91-3)....   [tags: Child Psychology]

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The Case Study of Amanda Anderson

- The primary diagnosis for Amanda Anderson is separation anxiety disorder (SAD) with a co-morbidity of school phobia. Separation anxiety disorder is commonly the precursor to school phobia, which is “one of the two most common anxiety disorders to occur during childhood, and is found in about 4% to 10% of all children” (Mash & Wolfe, 2010, p. 198). Amanda is a seven-year-old girl and her anxiety significantly affects her social life. Based on the case study, Amanda’s father informs the therapist that Amanda is extremely dependent on her mother and she is unenthusiastic when separated from her mother....   [tags: Adolescent Psychopathology]

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Diagnosing Medical Disorders

- Diagnosing mental disorders has been most challenging for psychiatrists and psychologists for many years. WHO and the American psychiatric association played a pivotal role in tackling this challenge by developing the diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders (DSM). Since its publication in 1953 by the American psychiatric association, DSM has undergone a considerable changes the DSM IV which is the latest version of the classification system has three major components: the diagnostic classification, the diagnostic criteria sets and the descriptive text....   [tags: psychology]

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Scaphoid Fracture in a Recreational College Student

- Objective: To describe the evaluation, diagnosis, and progressive treatment for a student who sustained a scaphoid fracture while mountain biking. Background: Scaphoid fractures are often difficult to diagnosis due to the inconsistency of symptoms compared to other types of fractures. Moreover, additional radiographic imaging may be necessary to identify a scaphoid fracture. Treatment: Immobilization of the wrist followed by rehabilitation for structural integrity, pain-free range of motion, and muscular strengthening for the forearm and wrist muscles....   [tags: A Case Study]

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Exploring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

- It can probably be said that the average adult thinks of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as just an excuse for not dealing with life’s issues or maybe it is just another way of saying “I can’t handle it” or “I’m so disorganized”. It may help to understand ADHD if we explored the symptoms, diagnosis, effects and treatment of it. The symptoms are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Inattention is indicated by a lack of attention to details, difficulty organizing tasks and activities, failure to follow through or finish set tasks, easily distracted, and forgetful in daily activities....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]

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Cutaneous melanoma and other primary neoplasms

- INTRODUCTION Cutaneous melanoma is an aggressive, therapy-resistant malignancy of melanocytes. The incidence of melanoma has been increasing worldwide.1 Thanks to advancement in early diagnosis and attempts in secondary prevention and treatment, survival of melanoma patients is recently increased.2 Therefore, the risk of subsequent cancer is an important issue for melanoma patients, in particular there is a high risk of second primary melanoma (SPM), and the incidence has ranged from 1% to 8%.3-5 The development of a second primary cancer (SPC) not melanoma in patients with a single melanoma (SM) has been discussed in several studies and the incidence is reported between 1.5% and 20%....   [tags: Skin Diseases]

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