The Fourth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM IV is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. … [Read more...] about Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
ILLNESS AND RECOVERY
Whether it's as simple as a sore throat or as complex as heart disease, illness is frightening. Anci, while modern medicine has made great advances, being an informed patient, is still one of the best ways to take charge of your health. Knowledge can help us to ease our fears, and it allows us to help sick family members or friends when illness strikes. With the proper instruction, we can handle many illnesses ourselves. It takes only a little knowledge to ease a baby's croup or our own heartburn. More severe problems such as breast cancer, high blood pressure, or heart attack-always require immediate medical care. Even in serious cases, though, involvement in our own treatment can greatly speed our
recovery. Some wellness strategies-things are as simple as exercising, eating right, or even getting a pet-will help us stay physically and emotionally healthy. Treat yourself with care, and remember that trustworthy information is as important to good health as any medicine.
Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is amiss, but it is often hard to pin down. No two people experience pain in the same way, and controlling it is frequently a matter of trial and … [Read more...] about COPING WITH PAIN