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    Acetaminophen Essay

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    Acetaminophen is one of the most widely used analgesics and anti-pyretics around the world1. Because of its safety, acetaminophen is the most common drug used in children for the relief of fever and pain2, 3. It is available in both oral (tablet & liquid) and rectal forms (suppositories). Various research studies have indicated that both forms have potential efficacy for the treatment of fever in children; however, there may be variations in administration, absorption and toxicity4-6. The oral…

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    The developed screening tool is a ten-question assessment that uses a question-answer method to screen Caucasian patients for melanoma risk factors. The questionnaire is designed to retrieve pertinent information without being time consuming. The goal is for the patient to be willing to complete the questionnaire during a routine physical exam visit. Most clinics use some form of a paper-based history questionnaire to screen patients for past and present health information. The developed…

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    Tourette's Case Study

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    Tourette’s Article Review Tourette’s is a tic disorder. Characterization of Tourette’s consists of the presence of involuntary contractions of muscle groups. These contractions result in verbal sounds and utterances or motor movements. Tourette’s is a combination of vocal and motor tics that occur numerous times throughout the day almost every day, however, not necessarily simultaneously for at least one year. In addition, Tourette’s must onset before age 18. Finally, diagnosis of…

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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions are being increasingly applied to the treatment of ADHD. Current research has demonstrated its efficacy in adult populations with ADHD, as well as its ability to provide positive behavioral outcomes for children and adolescents with this diagnosis. The success of CBT methods lies in its focus on self-guidance and strategic problem solving (Antshel, Faraone, & Gorson, 2012). In young children, this form of therapy is most successful when the parents are…

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    ADHD: A Common Disorder

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    ADHD is a common disorder which can have the children to disturb the class by misbehaving, talking too much, and always moving around. ADHD is a mental disorder that affects children and adolescents wither their behavioral and emotional adjustment. These type of disorder overlaps with a learning disability (LD) since the students tend to have issues with either comprehension of reading, math, and writing. These correlates with the two types of ADHD which are predominantly inattentive and…

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    Children With ADHD

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    Many people around the world have to face the big challenge of ADHD. People have a 13% chance of having ADHD so it is no surprise that people like Michael Phelps, Justin Timberlake, and James Carville have all been diagnosed with this condition. As of 2011 6.4 million children had ever been diagnosed with ADHD. The first ever case of ADHD was in 1902, when a pediatrician named Sir George described the condition as “an abnormal defect of moral control in children”. He found that children with…

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    Congenital Anhidrosis

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    Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is a hereditary gene that has less than 100 known cases that occurred in the United States (Yasuhiro 2008). It comes about from a mutation in the NTRK1 gene, a gene which affects the surface nerve cells that transmit pain, temperature and touch (Congenital 2011). This means that the nerves can no longer transmit signals and the person afflicted with this disease can can no longer feel anything, such as pain, temperature, and touch. Most…

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    Lifting The Cloud (JAMA)

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    children with depression, doctors use a checklist of symptoms called child depression inventory (CDI) and review reports from parents, teachers, and other caregivers (kidsmentalhealth, 2009). According to JAMA, it is estimated that major depressive disorder (MDD) affects about 5 percent of adolescents…

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    Should quizzes and test be done to see what a person knows could be good and bad. Also having people write essays and papers could be good and bad. I think each person needs to be evaluated to see how a person learns. There are three types of ways that could hinder learning. The first is a learning disability called dyslexia. Then second there are visual learners. And last they are people who have test anxiety. First there is dyslexia. Many people are faced with a disability which can…

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    Do you think that doctors and psychiatrists prescribe antipsychotic drugs to children and adolescents? Imagine it being your kid in that situation where your kid has these problems and your left up to the decision of giving them antipsychotic drugs such as Risperidone (Risperdal), Aripiprazole (Abilify) and, Quetiapine (Seroquel) etc. The first pediatric use for antipsychotic drug was approved by the FDA and they used risperidone on kids with autism. They also used Aripiprazole was approved for…

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