Working in the mental health industry, I have seen a variety of mental health disorders. For each disorder or condition there is usually one patient that epitomizes the condition for me. The person that best exemplifies narcissistic personality disorder is Violet. [continue reading…]
As healthcare providers, we sometimes forget how hard it is for some of our patients to handle their physical handicaps. Children, especially, need supportive physical therapists at school, for a number of reasons. Taking steps to make sure the children you work with are comfortable with you will help them handle their condition at an important time in their lives.
It is completely normal for people not to want to take medications. There are adverse side effects to worry about as well as the potentially overwhelming cost. Because of these concerns, many people opt to try herbal or “all natural” remedies for their ailments. They may even try these remedies just to improve their overall health. Unlike prescriptions, however, these remedies do not usually come with a warning about any harmful drug interactions.
Part of a successful client-patient relationship is to make therapy as successful as possible. That can be hard to do if certain pieces of the puzzle are missing. Regardless of the kind of therapy you provide for clients, they need to feel that they are in a safe environment; even if that safe place is mostly a mental state.
A person’s desire to feel safe in therapy is crucial to the success of the therapy and a natural need. As a therapist, it is your job to ensure that your clients feel safe and have a safe place to have a therapy session before beginning. Without safety in any therapy session, your client will not be able to work towards a successful recovery. Fortunately, you can help a client feel safe no matter where you are treating them. [continue reading…]
Becoming a pharmacist takes a lot of training. Pharmacy used to be a five-year degree, but it is now a six-year degree. To be a pharmacist, you must earn your Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or PharmD. This is a professional degree, not a graduate degree. While pharmacists may be referred to by the title of Doctor, they can dispense drugs but not prescribe them. [continue reading…]