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How can excessive exposure to electronics lead to orthopedic disorders?


It would be very nice if anyone could give me the name of a site which explains how electronics can cause orthopedic disorders, or any other way of info will be helpful. Thank you.
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Google "repetitive stress injuries" and you'll read all about it. The best way to overcome these problems once you have them is to go to a chiropractor.  (+ info)

What are some disorders that correspond with having a weak working memory?


Today my resource teacher said i have a really, really bad working memory- are than any disorders that mean a weak working memory? or is it short term memory loss?
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I am unaware at this time of any spcific disorders that impair memory functioning other than the below.

Scientists have yet to understand the causes of Mathematics Disorder. Neurological and deficits in working memory are possible causes.

Learning Disorders can effect input (such as visual and auditory perception), integration (categorization/sequencing), storage(memory) and output (language output, or muscle activity).

Depressed people may be preoccupied with feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate guilt or regret, helplessness or hopelessness. Other symptoms include poor concentration and memory,

Amnesia is a condition in which memory is disturbed causing loss of memory and/or lack of ability to imagine the future. Amnesia is not always a permanent condition.

Dissociative Disorder is defined as conditions that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, identity and/or perception. The hypothesis is that symptoms can result, to the extent of interfering with a person's general functioning, when one or more of these functions is disrupted.

Dissociative Amnesia - noticeable impairment of recall resulting from emotional trauma

Dissociative Fugue - physical desertion of familiar surroundings and experience of impaired recall of the past. This may lead to confusion about actual identity and the assumption of a new identity.

Drugs and Alcohol may also inpair memory function.   (+ info)

Are psychologists and doctors similar to that able to detect disorders in young children?


My little sister, who is seven years old, is having some difficulties. My mom and I believe she has some anxiety/depression disorders, just like me. I want her to see some form of a therapist so we can find out if we can help her, if something is not right. But who knows, maybe it's a phase? She's not like the other kids but i love her no matter what and want to help her so she doesnt have to have the difficulties of having stress as she gets older as i do.
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Yes, they can diagnose those things in little kids. And if it's just a phase, they'll be able to tell you that too. But if she's been anxious/depressed for more than 2 weeks, it would be a good idea to get her evaluated... normal 7yos don't go through weeklong periods of being down like that. People can be genetically predisposed to being anxious/depressed, so the fact that you have that increases the chance that your sister does too.

With regard to the other answer... The youngest kid that I've ever heard of attempting suicide was 9 or 10yo... (unmedicated, btw) and you know how the media loves to jump on these things. I'd say the risk of a 7yo attempting suicide because of medication (or without medication) is very small. Besides, 7yos need to be under adult/teen supervision most of the time... they shouldn't have that much opportunity to kill themselves.

SSRIs slightly increase the risk of suicide in people under 18yo, but statistics show that when they started putting warnings on the box that the meds come in, the percentage of teenagers committing suicide actually went up... so more kids/teens are helped by antidepressants than are hurt by them. You can discuss it with the doctor, but suicide is really not something you should be worrying about in a 7yo.

Either way, your sister might not even need antidepressants... a professional would have to decide if she does or not. But counseling might be helpful enough. And the parent gets to decide whether she gets medication or not... just because a doctor recommends it does not mean your parents have to give it to her.  (+ info)

What are some disorders or diseases that are linked to low education?


I am trying to write a paper about why a good education is necessary, and I need to know what some disorders or disease are that link to low education. I've already written about Dementia, but I can't find anything else.

Please help!!
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I would assume diabetes, because of diet.
and the schizophrenia one is true yes..  (+ info)

Of all the eating disorders what is the worst for your body?


This is a question I've always wondered. The disorders I am talking about are:
Starving yourself
Exercising too much
Making yourself vomit
Taking laxatives
Overeating

Which is the worst for your health? I know obviously overeating can kill you but any of the above in excess can kill you. I just wonder which is hardest on the body.
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Starving yourself (anorexia), eventually you cant have kids, your hair will drop out and so will your teeth. A lot of anorexics never recover from being that way. Its a mental illness as are all eating disorders and there are a lot of underlying causes besides the getting thin issue. Taking laxatives can do permanent damage to the bowel. Vomiting (Bulimia) can do permanent damage to the throat and stomach. Overeating can cause blood pressure issues and heart problems but so too can any of the above. Exercising too much will cause stress and strain on the body as a whole but usually the body will control this by giving you injuries to slow you down. Still, some marathon runners suffer heart attacks.  (+ info)

What are the different types of dual disorders?


We have an assignment about dual disorders and I have to find some information about it. I need to know the different types of dual disorders and their effects on the person. I really need to do well in this assignment. I want to get an A for this. Please help me. Thanks a bunch.
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First of all, dual disorders are composed of a mental illness and a substance abuse. The mental illness may be bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia or phobias. The co-occurring problem may be alcohol or drug abuse. I'll just add some links that will give you additional information about the specific types of dual disorders. Good luck with the assignment and I do hope you get an A.  (+ info)

How do I help someone regain consciousness?


If someone passes out due to lack of blood flow to the brain induced by constricting the carotid arteries from a martial arts choke, Rear naked, triangle choke, etc.

What is the best way to help someone regain consciousness after the choke has been removed?
calling 911 is a very last resort. Yes the person is breathing, yes there is a pulse, they are just unconsious due to lack of blood flow to the brain, as caused by a martial arts choke. Eventually they will regain consciousness.
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911  (+ info)

What do you all think of personality disorders?


A lot of people think they may have personality disorders, But when it comes to doctors, they make a careful diagnosis. In actualality, people's symptoms fit in to a bunch of different "labels" Do you agree that doctors may be over diagnosing people with personality disorders?
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I have many years of experience as a therapist in the mental health field and can affirm the reluctance of insurance companies to authorize treatment for personality disorders. However, in most reports I see, the presence of a personality disorder is noted if the clinician believes it's there.

I don't see clinicians as prone to either under or over diagnose personality disorders, but I am sure there are some practice settings where that happens. Bottom line is that the DSM IV TR spells out the criteria for meeting the various personality disorder clusters, and you use those guidelines in making decisions. If the clinician is lazy and relies on instinct or impression to diagnose, rather than use the criteria, well, that's just not being very thorough  (+ info)

What percent of people in the world suffer from chronic sleep disorders?


Also, how about America?

I'm doing a speech on sleep disorders tomorrow and I can't find the percentages anywhere.
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it is between 10 and 20 per cent. depending on the disorder for the world, and for America
web sites below.  (+ info)

What is the link between atheletes/models/etc and binge-eating disorders?


I read somewhere that atheletes and models- or any other professionals whose bodies are on "public display on a frequent basis"- notably struggle with binge-eating disorders where they rapidly and excessively consume foods at certain periods of time, usually due to depression, anxiety, boredom, etc.

It seems sort of odd to me that this is the case, considering atheletes and models are usually very slender.

What do you guys think are some of the links?
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You are asking about two very different groups of people.

When it comes to elite level athletes, yes, there are certain sports where eating disorders are a big problem. It has less to do with "bodies on display" than with "if I lose 5 kg I'll shave 5 seconds off my time" or similar. You can, for example, look into ski jumping, where a minimum BMI has been set due to jumpers losing as much weight as they can - to unhealthy low lovels - to be able to fly further on their jumps.

Models are on public display, but they also have to maintain a certain body type as their role is a living hanger for the clothes. Unlike with (most) athletes, models can and do use illicit drugs to keep their weight down.

Now there will be binging and purging in both groups, but I do not know to what extent it exists.  (+ info)

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