• Psychology

    Labels and Labeling for Psychological Disorders

    Pros and Cons on labels for Psychological Disorders Labeling is the standard approach in psychiatry and the foundation for psychiatric treatment, and although widespread, is not universally accepted in all professional communities. Labels aren’t exactly unique to the practice of psychology. Humanity had been labeling items and individuals for decades as a means of simplifying life and communication. Labels make understanding a little easier, even when they’re unwanted labels on a particular group of people. One of the biggest advantages of using diagnostic labels in the practice of psychology is the label’s ability to convey a large amount of information within it. For example, hearing the term “bipolar disorder” gives…

  • Anatomy

    Disorders of the Endocrine System

    Disorders of the endocrine system and psychological symptoms The endocrine system is a network of glands that secrete substances called hormones into the bloodstream. The hormones regulate the body’s metabolism. If the body has too much or too little of a certain hormone, the feedback system signals the proper gland or glands to correct the problem. A hormone imbalance may occur if this feedback system can’t maintain the right level of hormones in the bloodstream, and may lead to endocrine disorders. There are many different types of endocrine disorders. Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder diagnosed in the United States. Adrenal insufficiency. The adrenal gland releases too little of…

  • Anatomy

    About Endocrine System

    The endocrine system is a network of glands that produce and release hormones that help control many important body functions. A malfunctioning of one or more of these glands can unbalance the hormones in the body and lead to an endocrine disorder, or endocrine disease. Some endocrine disorders are: diabetes, adrenal insufficiency, Cushing’s disease, gigantism, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, multiple endocrine neoplasia I and II, polycystic ovary syndrome, precocious puberty. The disorders of the endocrine system can have symptoms that look like psychological symptoms. Some of these symptoms are: depression, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings, decreased concentration, and decreased memory. Therefore, it is very important that patients must have physical exams before making…

  • Psychology

    Children’s Health

    Children in the States – NEW JERSEY “Although the majority of New Jersey’s children have access to health coverage, that does not guarantee enrollment in coverage, which can jeopardize their education and their future. In 2013, 89.2 percent of eligible children participated in NJ FamilyCare or FamilyCare, New Jersey’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In FY2013, a total of 662,198 New Jersey children ages 0 -18 were enrolled in NJ FamilyCare, and 206,761 in FamilyCare. More than 112,000 New Jersey children ages 0 -17 (5.6 percent) were uninsured in 2013. The state had the 21 st lowest rate of uninsured children among states.” Bronfenbrenner believed that a person’s development is…

  • Healthy Food

    Nutritious Diet When Traveling

    A Nutritional Diet while Traveling Sticking to a nutritious diet while traveling can be one of the more difficult things to do. However, if you learn how to make smart choices, a healthy diet is really not that difficult. It’s probably not the best time in which to start a healthy diet, but if you are currently making healthy choices in your foods already, modifying your diet slightly to accommodate travel, is not as difficult as it first may seem. If you are traveling by airplane, your diet may have to include airplane food, which can often be of poor nutritional value, depending on the selection. When you book your…