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  • Most Common Oral Pathologic Alterations
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    4- Black Hairy Tongue -Characterized by the elongation and hyperkeratosis of the filiform papillae, resulting in this hairlike appearance. The elongated papillae usually exhibit brown, yellow, or black pigmentation. Most patients are asymptomatic, but occasionally patients complain of irritation, gagging, or an altered taste. Patients are usually heavy smokers with poor oral hygiene and some have vitamin deficiencies, GI problems, or radiation therapy. Cures range from just brushing the tongue t...
  • Form Of Behavioral Therapy
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    METHODS OF THERAPY Therapy, from a psychologist's viewpoint, has many different meanings. It can be physical or psychological, or even both. In this paper, several different aspects of therapy will be discussed. First the word therapy will be defined more clearly, and then psychotherapy and how it differs from other interactions yet is also similar. Next therapy will be examined from the Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Humanistic-Existential points of view, as well as the differences in their metho...
  • Medicinal Treatment Of Ablutophobia
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    Ablutophobia The Fear of Washing or Bathing Ablutophobia, defined as the fear of washing, bathing and cleaning is an intense fear that poses no or little danger. Just thinking about bathing could cause a number of symptoms such as: breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or even an anxiety attack. Most pe...
  • Four Hour Exposure Therapy Treatment At Home
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    I Can't Stop 1 Running Head: I CAN'T STOP WASHING Can't Stop Washing and CleaningJeriel L. Music ST. Martin's College Psychology 345 I Can't Stop 2 Abstract Washing and constant cleaning, an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD often goes undiagnosed. Patients obsessively wash, check something or hoard things to relieve themselves of an overwhelming anxiety, and are fully aware their behavior is abnormal. This research studies a 23-year-old married woman who sought treatment for a severe was...
  • Interest In Electro Sleep Therapy
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    The groundwork for the development of electroshock therapy was laid in 1935, when a Budapest psychiatrist, Von Me duna, observed that epilepsy was extremely uncommon among schizophrenics. He also noted that schizophrenic symptoms tended to disappear after seizures. Accordingly, he set out to find a way to induce epileptic-like convulsions to help schizophrenics. He first tried administering camphor and oil but this did not work out well because it was hard to predict when the convulsions would t...
  • Positive Effects Of Magnet Therapy
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    A. Introduction and Definition: Magnet therapy is an alternative treatment which has been gaining ground in recent years. Magnet therapy is related to bio magnetism which is a branch of biology that studies the effects of magnetism in living beings as well as magnetism and electromagnetism. Many experiments have been conducted in the world. Over time, practitioners have kept records of what has and has not worked. Precautionary measures are now known to use with magnet therapy. It has been known...
  • Popularity Massage Therapy
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    Recently, the practice of massage therapy has grown remarkably in the United States. It has become more widely accepted as a medical practice by doctors as well as the general public. Massage is defined as: the systematic manual or mechanical manipulations of the soft tissues of the body by such movements as rubbing, kneading, pressing, rolling, slapping, and tapping, for therapeutic purposes such as promoting circulation of the blood and lymph, relaxation of muscles, relief from pain, restorati...
  • Cognitive Therapy Eating Disorders
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    Bulimics have fears and concerns of treatment and help. There are many ways to help a bulimic through many different therapies. There is cognitive behavioral, individual, family, and group therapy. Psychopharmacologic therapy, self-help groups, hospitalization and nutritional counseling are also helpful. Immediate treatment is the best way, but many don't seek treatment until their thirties or forties. Fifty percent of patients fully recover; however, thirty percent have a relapse up to six year...
  • Use Of Shock Therapy
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    Electroconvulsive therapy or ECT as it commonly referred to is defined as a "medical procedure in which a brief stimulant is used to induce a cerebral seizure under controlled conditions". (Webster's, 1462.) This type of therapy has evolved over many, many years. It was actually first noticed by Hippocrates, that malaria-induced convulsions seemed to calm insane patients and give them a little relief. In A.D. 47 Scribonius Larg us treated the headaches of the Roman Emperor with electric eels; th...
  • Usefulness Of Phage Therapy
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    With fears of a post-antibiotic era, as old and new antibiotics alike are failing rapidly to resistant bacteria, a more dynamic solution is needed. A solution that can keep up with bacterial resistance mutation for mutation with its own tenacity for 'life. ' This solution may well have been found with bacteriophage therapy. After preliminary studies gave false hopes and false negatives the majority of the scientific world turned away as it embraced antibiotics. Institutes in Georgia and Poland c...

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