Archive | September, 2011
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Decision Fatigue and Ego Depletion – Too Tired to Decide

Decision fatigue, a phenomenon increasingly intriguing psychologists today given the growing culture of endless distractions and over-stimulation, is a term coined by Roy F. Baumeister.

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Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) for Autism

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) has been successful at removing the obstacles affecting the quality of life for autistic children.

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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea (or gonorrhoea) is caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhea is symptomatic in 90-95% of men and asymptomatic in approximately 50% of women.

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Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer in men is rare. It is the formation of malignant cells in the tissues of the breast. Though most of the growths of the breast tissue in men are benign, e.g. gynecomastia, certain growths can be cancerous as well. According to American Cancer society, every year nearly 2000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. [...]

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Color Psychology

Color influences physical and emotional sensations, and in turn behaviors and moods. Color psychology and associated therapies will likely gain respect across a number of settings in society.

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Behavior Therapy for Autistic Children

When an autistic child’s behavior turns disruptive, interferes with learning, or current therapies are not working, it might be time to pursue a behavior specialist.

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Constructive Criticism for a Healthier Marriage

Criticism from a spouse can be emotionally charged, yet couples caught in destructive communication patterns can foster a healthier relationship by learning how to give and to accept, constructive criticism.

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Ashkenazi Jews and Breast Cancer

The incidence of mutated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is far more common in women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent as compared to general population. It’s mainly due to the “founder effect”.

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Appetite Loss and Breast Cancer Treatment

Loss of appetite is a common problem experienced by patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer. With proper medical guidance and treatment, a speedy recovery is very much possible.

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Play Therapy for Autistic Children

During play therapy, both verbal and nonverbal autistic children communicate well. Therapeutic play differs from regular play. The process also involves the parents, who learn how to use the techniques at home.

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Causes of Female Infertility

Infertility is becoming more common in women than one may think. Approximately 10 percent of women in the United States, aged between 15 and 44, have difficulty in conceiving or bearing a child.

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Physical Therapy for Autistic Children

While most autistic children do not need physical therapy, the Autism Society states that about 30% have a moderate to severe loss of muscle tone, and would greatly benefit from treatment.

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Breast Cancer and Menstrual Cycle

The normal breast tissue undergoes changes which correspond to the different phases of the menstrual cycle. In women suffering from breast cancer, these changes are altered.

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Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is the condition in which the retina separates from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) or the choroid.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C

When there is an involvement of HCV (Hepatitis C virus) which is a RNA virus leading to liver infection, it is termed as Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is the major cause of chronic liver disease.

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Social Skills Training for Autism

Individuals with autism benefit from social skills training and therapies, and do exceptionally well when self-motivated to improve. Like all behavior analysis programs, a social skills teacher begins with observation and assessment.

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