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  • Major Factor For Arleen's Development Of Ptsd
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    Patient Analysis Arleen has been a police officer for ten years. Currently she is on paid medical leave for three months and has three weeks left before she is due back at work. Arleen's parents have been divorced for sixteen years. She still keeps in touch with her mother, and talks to her on a regular basis. Her father is an alcoholic with a history of physical and mental abuse towards his children. Arleen has two brothers, one that she keeps in contact with and one that she does not. She stat...
  • Sad Patients
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    Running Head: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES AND TREATMENTS Critical View of Seasonal Affective Disorder Ashley C. Kort Illinois CollegeAbstractThis paper is intended to be a critical view of Seasonal Affective Disorder. In order to understand fully the biological and psychological components of the disease, as well as its possible causes and treatments, it is necessary to compile and interpret previously conducted research. Such is the purpose of this paper. First, the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder...
  • Dying Patients
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    Most patients and families are aware that without fluids, death will occur quickly. Current literature suggests that fluids should not be routinely administered to dying patients, nor automatically withheld from them. Instead the decision should be based upon careful, individual assessment. Consideration of the following when the choice to initiate and continue hydration is evaluated: Is the patient's well-being enhanced by the overall effect of hydration Which current symptoms are being relieve...
  • Ts And Other Tic Disorders
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    Tourette's Disorder Table of Contents Tourette Syndrome And Other Tic Disorders Definitions of Tic Disorders Differential DiagnosisSymptomatologyAssociated Behaviors and Cognitive DifficultiesEtiologyStimulant Medications Epidemiology and Genetics Non-Genetic Contributions Clinical Assessment Of Tourette Syndrome Treatment Of Tourette SyndromeMonitoringReassurancePharmacological Treatment of Tourette Syndrome Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Family Treatment Genetic Counseling Academic and Occupation...
  • Allergy Symptoms Including Runny Nose
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    Allergies are especially unique in the medical field because they differ among patients. An allergy is a specific immunologic reaction to a normally harmless substance, one that does not bother most people. People with allergies are often sensitive to many substances. Common allergens that cause allergic reactions include seasonal, outdoor allergens like tree, grass, and weed pollen, and year-round indoor allergens including dust particles, animal dander, and indoor mold. Most people usually can...
  • Fibro Myalgia In Patients By Physicians
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    The Social Construction of Fibromyalgia "With so many people in so much pain, how could fibro myalgia not be a disease?" (Groopman 3) This question regarding the "condition of persistent muscle pain throughout the body, pain that is often accompanied by severe fatigue, insomnia, diarrhea and abdominal bloating, bladder irritation, and headache", now known as fibro myalgia raises some rather interesting yet complicated issues in today's health care field such as: What criteria must be met in orde...
  • Symptoms Of Pms Cause Tension In Relationships
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    The Moody Blues Have you ever stayed up all night long, and then gone to school the next day How about when nothing seems to go your way, and everything in your life is a quarter of an inch off That grumpy, punchy, headachy feeling is very much like PMS; or at least some symptoms of PMS, for PMS can take many forms and shapes. Most people know what PMS is and they kid around with it, thinking it is a joke; just a phase women seem to go through. However, when the woman in their lives expresses so...
  • Depression Symptoms Of Patients
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    The Effects of Antidepressants on Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Depression This article informs about a study that makes the connection between psychological and physical symptoms of depression, and it highlights new possibilities of treating physical complaints separately. It is a known fact that mostly unexplainable physical symptoms appear in depressed patients, and often they are the signals that indicate to physicians the presence of an affective disorder. These symptoms are most c...
  • Patient Focus On Bodily Sensations
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    Hypochondriasis is a mental illness wherein an individual is preoccupied with the fear of having or the idea of having a serious disease. It involves the misunderstanding of bodily symptoms. The sensations of most hypochondriacs are intense and disturbing, leading to incorrectly connecting the symptoms to a serious disease. It said that hypochondria is caused by a patients excessive worrying with having or developing a disease. Often these patients seek medical attention, but a doctor's reassura...
  • More Destructive Lesch Nyhan Patients
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    Lesch Nyhan SyndromeLesch Nyhan Syndrome (LNS) was first reported in 1964 by Michael Lesch and William L. Nyhan. It is a rare disorder located on the x chromosome. It is a sex-linked trait, which means that it is passed from mother to son. This condition can be inherited or occur spontaneously as a result of a genetic mutation. It usually appears once in every 100,000 male births. Since the defective gene is recessive, females almost never exhibit symptoms of the disease. However, they can be ca...

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