Diagnosing personality

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  • This book investigates whether or not there is a causal link between personality traits and the development of alcohol abuse. Findings suggest that there is such a link: people who are inclined toward sensation-seeking are likely to consume more alcohol, and those who show high levels of psychotic and/or antisocial behavior are more inclined to have alcohol problems. The authors successfully develop and validate a measure of the Addiction-Prone Personality.

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  • Liver biopsy is a procedure that involves obtaining a small piece of liver tissue, which is then analyzed in the laboratory. Liver biopsy may be used to evaluate a mass seen on images, diagnose unexplained liver diseases or abnormal liver function tests, and to determine the severity of the liver disease including hepatitis, fibrosis, and steatosis. Liver biopsy is an invasive procedure, and its complications are rare but potentially lethal. Therefore, it is necessary to perform liver biopsy safely from clinical aspect and to take specimen steadily from a pathological one....

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  • Indoor air pollution poses many challenges to the health pro- fessional. This booklet offers an overview of those challenges, focusing on acute conditions, with patterns that point to par- ticular agents and suggestions for appropriate remedial action. The individual presenting with environmentally associated symptoms is apt to have been exposed to airborne substances originating not outdoors, but indoors. Studies from the United States and Europe show that persons in industrial- ized nations spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors1.

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  • The questions can only provide meaningful information about the level of financial literacy of individuals and populations if they are sufficiently varied to differentiate between high and low achievers by combining a mixture of easy and more difficult problems. The analysis of responses to each question shows that the spread of difficulty in the core questionnaire is appropriate; differentiating well both within countries and across countries.

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  • Other discussions may not be confidential. Information provided in discussions with government-based professionals may be relayed to other people and may not remain private. If a person is employed by a government agency (such as a victim specialist in a law enforcement agency, prosecutors, a victim/witness coordinator in a prosecutor’s office, or a court clerk), your communications with them will not be confidential.

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  • Service gauges play an important role in diagnosing faults on refrigerating equipment. Low suction pressure can be related to a number of faults. It is normally associated with restricted refrigerant flow to the evaporator, but in some cases it can be due to the improper setting of a temperature control. As well as maintaining a design temperature, it is vital that the correct humidity conditions are achieved for the type of product being stored. It is important that the temperature difference (TD) between the product being stored and the refrigerant is correct for that product.

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  • Impacts: The economic burden of mental illness in Canada in 1998 was estimated at $4.7B in direct costs (hospital & institutional care, physician care, and prescription medications) and $3.2B in indirect costs (short-term sick days, long-term disability, and premature death). 15 People with mental retardation have a life-long handicap that produces an enormous social, emotional and financial burden on the families and communities in which they live.

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  • When I set out to write about the diagnostic process, I envisioned a text that could both complement classroom teaching and provide a guide for independent study. That was before I undertook a completely unscientific survey of practicing health care professionals, to learn how they had learned about mental health diagnosis. What I found surprised me. For most of the practitioners I surveyed, training in the refined art of diagnosis was—well, no training at all.

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  • Standard treatment of anal cancer is a protocol of combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Typically, a diagnosis of LSIL results only in more frequent monitoring in case it progresses to HSIL. When HSIL is diagnosed, treatment may be called for to reduce the likelihood of progres- sion to cancer. This may include surgical removal of the lesions. Data on the efficacy of treatment are scarce. However, treatment of cervical lesions has been shown to be effective in substantially reducing the risk of progression to cancer....

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  • Fearing that he may have anthrax or smallpox, he e-mails his new doctor a list of his symptoms, along with his itinerary over the previous 14 days. The doctor’s automatic system immediately matches his itinerary against the public health database of anthrax and smallpox occurrences and runs his symptoms against his own personal health record, including his medications. It sends an urgent alert to the doctor, who sees no likely source of exposure for Mr. S. but spots a potential drug-drug interaction.

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  • .Advance Acclaim for Me, Myself, and Them ‘‘Like a Sea World underwater view, Me, Myself, and Them provides a riveting peek into the world of schizophrenia for parents like me who yearn for understanding. For young people with schizophrenia, like our son, the book orients a frightening illness. For both families and persons with mental illness, this book is laced with hope, something in short supply in most other books.’’ —Mindy Greiling, Minnesota State Representative and Executive Board Member, National Alliance on Mental Illness ‘‘The firsthand account is realistic.

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  • Diabetes presents in many forms to different people in different fields. The person to whom it presents or the place in which it is diagnosed affects the initial assessment and management. The general practitioner is the central and constant figure in the patient’s care. Once you suspect the diagnosis of diabetes, confirm it, tell the patient the diagnosis, and explain what happens next.

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  • The presence or absence of diseases is strongly associated with individual health but did not fulfil the multidimensional concept of health. Health is characterised by dynamic and multi-factorial influences on the physical, psychological and social functioning of an individual. On the one hand, an objective health status includes the set of diagnosed physiological and psychological diseases of an individual.

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  • Harrison's Internal Medicine Chapter 77. Approach to the Patient with Cancer Approach to the Patient with Cancer: Introduction The application of current treatment techniques (surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and biological therapy) results in the cure of nearly two of three patients diagnosed with cancer. Nevertheless, patients experience the diagnosis of cancer as one of the most traumatic and revolutionary events that has ever happened to them.

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  • Tumors of the Stomach Gastric Adenocarcinoma Incidence and Epidemiology For unclear reasons, the incidence and mortality rates for gastric cancer have decreased markedly during the past 75 years. The mortality rate from gastric cancer in the United States has dropped in men from 28 to 5.8 per 100,000 persons, while in women the rate has decreased from 27 to 2.8 per 100,000. Nonetheless, 21,260 new cases of stomach cancer were diagnosed in the United States, and 11,210 Americans died of the disease in 2007.

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  • After a diabetes-related LEA has been reported to be as low as 28% to 31% (169, 170). Persons with renal failure or more proximal levels of amputation have a poor prognosis and higher mortality rate. Those who undergo a diabetesrelated amputation have a 40% to 50 % chance of undergoing a contralateral amputation within 2 years (36, 171, 172). ASSESSMENT OF THE DIABETIC FOOT (Pathway 1) The pedal manifestations of diabetes are well documented and potentially limb-threatening when left untreated.

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  • Vitamins and trace minerals are required constituents of the human diet since they are either inadequately synthesized or not synthesized in the human body. Only small amounts of these substances are needed for carrying out essential biochemical reactions (e.g., acting as coenzymes or prosthetic groups). Overt vitamin or trace mineral deficiencies are rare in Western countries due to a plentiful, varied, and inexpensive food supply; however, multiple nutrient deficiencies may appear together in persons who are chronically ill or alcoholic.

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  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) or multiple personality disorder is assumed to have its onset in childhood, but it is usually diagnosed in the fourth decade. It affects preponderantly women and typically runs a chronic, waxing and waning course. Comorbidities with other conditions (such as mood disorders and substance abuse) and its plethora of clinical manifestations may hinder timely diagnosing.

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  • There is a strong relationship between health insurance coverage and access to medical services. Health insurance makes a substantial difference in the amount and kind of health care people are able to afford, as well as where they obtain care. Research has consistently shown that the lack of insurance ultimately compromises persons’ health because they are less likely to receive preventive care, are more likely to be hospitalized for avoidable health problems, and are more likely to be diagnosed in the late stages of disease.

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  • A person is diagnosed as a "chronic carrier" when blood tests show that they are unable to get rid of the hepatitis B virus after six months. They are still able to pass the virus on to others because it can stay in their blood and liver for possibly a lifetime. Although many chronic carriers should expect to lead long healthy lives, they must be sure to see a doctor knowledgeable about hepatitis B (such as a "liver specialist") for regular check-ups at least once a year, or more if needed. There are simple lifestyle changes a person can...

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