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MENTAL HEALTH

Self Esteem

What does self-esteem mean? Self esteem is a way in which a child values himself. What are the characteristics of children with high self-esteem? These children: Make friends easily Show enthusiasm for new activities Are cooperative and follow age appropriate rules Are able to control their behaviour Play by themselves …

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Mental Illness Treatment

Introduction Mental illness is a medical condition that interferes with thought, emotion and behavior. It disrupts the ability to relate to the surrounding and with other people. It causes deterioration in daily functioning. Great advances have been made in the treatment of mental illness. Many mental disorders can now be …

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Psychiatric Disorders Related to Childbirth

Introduction Conception and birth are passages from one phase of life to another. It may bring about crisis leading to disequilibrium. With favorable conditions it can lead to personal growth but some women may develop problems. Psychiatric disorders related to childbirth(postpartum)can be divided into 3 main categories: Postpartum blues Postpartum …

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Mental Health Emergencies

  Definition A mental health emergency is any disturbance in thoughts, feelings, or behaviour which requires immediate attention to avert serious outcomes to self or others. Patients may attend the mental health emergency setting voluntarily on their own, may be brought by families/friends or through involuntary commitment. Examples of mental …

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Opiat

Pengenalan Opiat atau narkotik merupakan ubat penahan sakit yang berkesan. Ia adalah sejenis bahan kimia asli yang terdapat dalam otak yang memberi kesan ‘perasaan yang nyaman/bahagia’. Jenis dadah ini merangsang perasaan dan melahirkan keadaan yang nyaman serta tenteram. Pergantungan dan penagihan akan terjadi jika ia kerap digunakan. Jika dadah ini …

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Demensia

Pengenalan Dementia adalah sejenis penyakit otak yang progresif. Ia boleh membawa kepada penurunan dalam menjalankan aktiviti harian dan boleh menyebabkan pesakit memerlukan penjagaan masa panjang. Sebahagian dari pesakit dementia kurang/tidak berupaya melakukan aktiviti-aktiviti harian. Mereka juga sukar untuk menyelesaikan masalah atau mengawal emosi. Berapa kerap berlakunya dementia? Kadar kekerapan dementia …

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Fitness to Drive

Introduction To maintain their independence and social participation, more elderly people continue to drive. However their driving competency may be affected by the visual, physical, and cognitive changes associated with aging. This may make them more vulnerable to personal injury or fatality risk in the event of an accident. Data …

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Schizophrenia

Pengenalan Schizophrenia ialah sejenis kecelaruan otak sepertimana penyakit sawan, nyanyuk dan multiple sclerosis. Ia biasanya bermula di kalangan orang baru masuk ke alam dewasa. Di seluruh dunia, ia melibatkan 1% dari keseluruhan penduduk sesuatu negara. Tanda dan gejala Gangguan Pemikiran Delusi: Satu kepercayaan yang kuat tetapi palsu yang tidak dapat …

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Conduct Problem & Delinquency

Introduction What are Conduct Problems? Conduct problems refer to behaviors that are problematic to the family and community. These behavior problems include: Aggression to people and animals Destruction of property Cheating and stealing Serious violations of rules Conduct problems can lead to conduct disorder when it involves repeated and consistent …

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