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Month: November 2017

The Case for Donald Trump

How The 45th Regime Is Doing Wonders for My mental health Many of you may know the story (or one variation thereof) of the oracle Cassandra of Greek mythology fame; not to be confused with DC Comics’ the Oracle or Cassandra Cain, the awesome heroines of modern-day mythology fame. Cursed by the gods, Cassandra was blessed and cursed with prophetic sight that would be believed by none. She could foretell the future and even though people knew she was a seer, no one listened to her or believed her. I said it back in high school, I said it...

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5 Major Psychological Problems Found in Elderly People

As people age, they suffer from many problems that are both psychological and psychiatric and can be treated with psychological therapies according to the DSM (diagnostic and statistical manual of psychological disorders). Below are five major problems that are faced by elderly people. Depression: Depression is a very general psychological problem and people of all walks and age of life suffer from it. The effects and symptoms of depression may vary from person to person and can affect areas of life such as work, sleep, appetite, general health and well being. Symptoms of depression: Feeling sad or struck by...

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Are You In An Abusive Relationship? Warning Signs Of Domestic Violence

One of the most decisive factors which prevent someone from leaving an unhealthy or destructive relationship is that they don’t know they are being abused. This is partially due to the fact that the media often portrays domestic violence as severe and overtly distressing. Or because the instances we see in the news focus exclusively on cases of physical abuse. Unfortunately, the effects of violence between intimate partners are not always visible and many victims are either unaware of them or understandably go to great lengths to hide them from the world. So how can you tell if you...

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The Pros and Cons of EMRs for Mental Health Professionals

When HIPAA’s privacy law went into effect, it changed a great deal about how we deal with healthcare. Records in the mental health sector needed to be moved online, which required special classifications. With behavioral health EMRs, there are essentially two ways to classify patient data. The first are the records themselves, which track how the patient has progressed, as well as symptoms and prescriptions along the path toward recovery. The second is the therapist’s notes, which can be subject to state laws superseding any federal ones. This sensitive data and the implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs) in...

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