By Howard S. Friedman
Review and remedy is a spinoff quantity of articles pulled from the award-winning Encyclopedia of psychological future health , proposing a accomplished evaluation of assessing and treating the various issues afflicting psychological future health sufferers, together with alcohol difficulties, Alzheimer's disorder, melancholy, epilepsy, playing, obsessive-compulsive affliction, phobias, and suicide. in line with 1990 estimates, psychological disorders symbolize 5 of the 10 major factors of disability.* between "developed" international locations, together with the USA, significant melancholy is the best reason for incapacity. additionally nea. Read more...
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Tertiary prevention deals with the treatment of established conditions and is the main focus of clinical medicine. Table III uses the example of high blood pressure to illustrate these three approaches to prevention. , heart disease resulting from high blood pressure) Tertiary Example Controlling weight to prevent high blood pressure Using medicine to lower blood pressure Rehabilitation to prevent the condition from getting worse Name /A1745/A1745_CH03 04/12/01 06:29AM Plate # 0-Composite 35 pg 35 # 13 Behavioral Medicine Table IV Examples of Three Types of Prevention Programs Type of program Clinical preventive services Community-based preventive services Social policy for prevention Description Outcomes Brief counseling, referral, patient education Changing local patterns of expected behavior, and peer pressure Taxes, seat belt laws Difficult to institute; some evidence of success Difficult to institute; better evidence of success Better evidence of success people.
Between 17 and 26% of low birth weight deliveries are associated with maternal tobacco use and 5 to 6% of prenatal deaths can be attributed to maternal tobacco use. McGinnis and Foege suggest that about 25,000 deaths in the United States can be attributed to motor vehicle accidents, and about 20,000 deaths can be attributed to illicit drug use. In contrast, deaths associated with tobacco use account for more than 20 times the number associated with drug use, 16 times the number associated with auto crashes, and 15 times the number of homicides.
Health researchers have found that cancer may result in self-concept problems. In addition, one study identified four major sources of stress experienced by people with cancer: (1) loss of meaning, (2) concerns about the physical illness, (3) concerns about medical treatment, and (4) social isolation. Social isolation and reduced social activity have been observed in both children and adults with cancer. Behavioral science practitioners are developing interventions to ameliorate the psychosocial effects of cancer.
Assessment and therapy: specialty articles from the Encyclopedia of mental health by Howard S. Friedman