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This course discusses the lessons learned regarding how to close large institutions and focuses on the movement to smaller community living setting that meet NCD's new definition. The course examines some of...
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This course discusses the lessons learned regarding how to close large institutions and focuses on the movement to smaller community living setting that meet NCD's new definition. The course examines some of the factors that advocates and self-advocates believe are important in defining "community living" and looks at how quality of life in the community can be and is being measured. This course also identifies the most effective approaches and supports to help people with ID/DD transition from institutional settings of all size.
This course discusses the lessons learned regarding how to close large institutions and focuses on the movement to smaller community living setting that meet NCD's new definition. The course examines some of the factors that advocates and self-advocates believe are important in defining "community living" and looks at how quality of life in the community can be and is being measured. This course also identifies the most effective approaches and supports to help people with ID/DD transition from institutional settings of all size.
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This course was developed from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services caregiver's guide which shows how to help someone brush floss and have a healthy mouth. It also presents an overview of physical...
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This course was developed from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services caregiver's guide which shows how to help someone brush floss and have a healthy mouth. It also presents an overview of physical mental and behavioral challenges common in these patients and offers strategies for providing oral care.
This course was developed from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services caregiver's guide which shows how to help someone brush floss and have a healthy mouth. It also presents an overview of physical mental and behavioral challenges common in these patients and offers strategies for providing oral care.
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This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration advisory which provides a brief overview of diabetes and an introduction to the reciprocal relationship between...
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This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration advisory which provides a brief overview of diabetes and an introduction to the reciprocal relationship between diabetes and behavioral health disorders. It also discusses ways in which behavioral health treatment providers can help minimize consequences of diabetes for their clients by screening for the disease providing referrals to care as needed and coordinating care with other providers. Counselors also can play an important role supporting clients to simultaneously manage their diabetes and their recovery from mental illness or an SUD.
This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration advisory which provides a brief overview of diabetes and an introduction to the reciprocal relationship between diabetes and behavioral health disorders. It also discusses ways in which behavioral health treatment providers can help minimize consequences of diabetes for their clients by screening for the disease providing referrals to care as needed and coordinating care with other providers. Counselors also can play an important role supporting clients to simultaneously manage their diabetes and their recovery from mental illness or an SUD.
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This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration informational and Truven Health Analytics report which presents (1) the prevalence of mental and physical illnesses...
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This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration informational and Truven Health Analytics report which presents (1) the prevalence of mental and physical illnesses and (2) the utilization of health care services among children in foster care (FC) who are covered by Medicaid. Disparities between the children in FC and children covered by Medicaid who are not in FC are also identified.
This course was developed from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration informational and Truven Health Analytics report which presents (1) the prevalence of mental and physical illnesses and (2) the utilization of health care services among children in foster care (FC) who are covered by Medicaid. Disparities between the children in FC and children covered by Medicaid who are not in FC are also identified.
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The course is based on the latest practice guidelines from the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense for the assessment diagnosis and management of symptoms of ASD Acute Stress Disorder in the...
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The course is based on the latest practice guidelines from the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense for the assessment diagnosis and management of symptoms of ASD Acute Stress Disorder in the immediate period after exposure to trauma.
The course is based on the latest practice guidelines from the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense for the assessment diagnosis and management of symptoms of ASD Acute Stress Disorder in the immediate period after exposure to trauma.
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This course covers several important aspects for Behavioral Health Responders and Administration includingthe causes and signs of compassion fatigue and tips for preventing it from happening. It provides...
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This course covers several important aspects for Behavioral Health Responders and Administration includingthe causes and signs of compassion fatigue and tips for preventing it from happening. It provides information that can help supervisors ease the transition for disaster responders returning to work along with recognizing and reducing potential difficulties in the workplace and enhancing positive consequences for all of their staff. It also helps disaster behavioral health responders better understand historical trauma in the Native American culture and how it may affect disaster preparedness and response efforts and provides information on the warning signs of misusing alcohol prescription medication or other substances. As well it presents a series of personal stress prevention and management skills to learn and practice before called upon to respond approaches to manage stress during deployment and how to ease the transition back to routine work.
This course covers several important aspects for Behavioral Health Responders and Administration includingthe causes and signs of compassion fatigue and tips for preventing it from happening. It provides information that can help supervisors ease the transition for disaster responders returning to work along with recognizing and reducing potential difficulties in the workplace and enhancing positive consequences for all of their staff. It also helps disaster behavioral health responders better understand historical trauma in the Native American culture and how it may affect disaster preparedness and response efforts and provides information on the warning signs of misusing alcohol prescription medication or other substances. As well it presents a series of personal stress prevention and management skills to learn and practice before called upon to respond approaches to manage stress during deployment and how to ease the transition back to routine work.
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This Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs provides guidance and the underlying rationale for management and staff as they work together to...
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This Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs provides guidance and the underlying rationale for management and staff as they work together to create a comprehensive scalable and flexible disaster plan.This resource can be used by management and the program's disaster planning team as they develop or update program processes procedures and written reference tools that support a rapid and effective response when a disaster occurs
This Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs provides guidance and the underlying rationale for management and staff as they work together to create a comprehensive scalable and flexible disaster plan.This resource can be used by management and the program's disaster planning team as they develop or update program processes procedures and written reference tools that support a rapid and effective response when a disaster occurs
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This course addresses the first step in selecting evidence-based practices: understanding the population of interest. It identifies risk factors protective factors behavioral manifestations across three...
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This course addresses the first step in selecting evidence-based practices: understanding the population of interest. It identifies risk factors protective factors behavioral manifestations across three developmental stages diagnostic criteria co-occurring conditions and the course of these disorders.
This course addresses the first step in selecting evidence-based practices: understanding the population of interest. It identifies risk factors protective factors behavioral manifestations across three developmental stages diagnostic criteria co-occurring conditions and the course of these disorders.
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This course is designed to present an overall view of dissociative identity disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder.  Most people have experienced some type of mild dissociation, such as...
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This course is designed to present an overall view of dissociative identity disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder.  Most people have experienced some type of mild dissociation, such as daydreaming or losing themselves in a project.  However, Dissociative Identity Disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder.  The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism-the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.  This course will take you through the myths and misconceptions about DID, the causes and symptoms, and discusses possible therapeutic goals for individuals with DID.
This course is designed to present an overall view of dissociative identity disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder.  Most people have experienced some type of mild dissociation, such as daydreaming or losing themselves in a project.  However, Dissociative Identity Disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder.  The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism-the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.  This course will take you through the myths and misconceptions about DID, the causes and symptoms, and discusses possible therapeutic goals for individuals with DID.
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This course is designed to present an overall view of dissociative identity disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder.  Most people have experienced some type of mild dissociation, such as...
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This course is designed to present an overall view of dissociative identity disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder.  Most people have experienced some type of mild dissociation, such as daydreaming or losing themselves in a project.  However, Dissociative Identity Disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder.  The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism-the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.  This course will take you through the myths and misconceptions about DID, the causes and symptoms, and discusses possible therapeutic goals for individuals with DID.
This course is designed to present an overall view of dissociative identity disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder.  Most people have experienced some type of mild dissociation, such as daydreaming or losing themselves in a project.  However, Dissociative Identity Disorder is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder.  The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism-the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.  This course will take you through the myths and misconceptions about DID, the causes and symptoms, and discusses possible therapeutic goals for individuals with DID.
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Note: This course was extracted from SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Treatment Improvement Protocol Manual #59 Improving Cultural Competence. Please refer to the original...
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Note: This course was extracted from SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Treatment Improvement Protocol Manual #59 Improving Cultural Competence. Please refer to the original manual for references and appendices. This course identifies drug cultures as a domain that requires proficiency in clinical skills programmatic development and administrative practices. It explores drug cultures in regards to: their concept; their relationship to mainstream culture; their values and rituals; and how and why people value their participation in such cultures. This course goes on to describe how counselors can determine a client's level of involvement in and identify and develop alternatives to their drug cultures along with the importance of assisting clients in developing a culture of recovery.
Note: This course was extracted from SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Treatment Improvement Protocol Manual #59 Improving Cultural Competence. Please refer to the original manual for references and appendices. This course identifies drug cultures as a domain that requires proficiency in clinical skills programmatic development and administrative practices. It explores drug cultures in regards to: their concept; their relationship to mainstream culture; their values and rituals; and how and why people value their participation in such cultures. This course goes on to describe how counselors can determine a client's level of involvement in and identify and develop alternatives to their drug cultures along with the importance of assisting clients in developing a culture of recovery.
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This course is intended to give an overview of the most commonly abused drugs. It begins with an explanation of the Controlled Substances Act how it is used and the substances listed on the five Schedules. It...
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This course is intended to give an overview of the most commonly abused drugs. It begins with an explanation of the Controlled Substances Act how it is used and the substances listed on the five Schedules. It covers the five classes of drugs regulated by the CSA including the origin of each drug its street name(s) information about what it looks like how it is used its mental and physical effects and its legal status.
This course is intended to give an overview of the most commonly abused drugs. It begins with an explanation of the Controlled Substances Act how it is used and the substances listed on the five Schedules. It covers the five classes of drugs regulated by the CSA including the origin of each drug its street name(s) information about what it looks like how it is used its mental and physical effects and its legal status.
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An overview of the changes to the DSM-5 with a focus on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse. The material used for this course is with permission by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company and Dr. Lori Phelps.
An overview of the changes to the DSM-5 with a focus on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse. The material used for this course is with permission by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company and Dr. Lori Phelps.
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Both Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be diagnosed in childhood or adulthood. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, depending on the type of object or situation that provokes the...
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Both Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be diagnosed in childhood or adulthood. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, depending on the type of object or situation that provokes the excessive or inappropriate response. Like Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders can also have a pervasive negative impact on the quality of life. While we have all experienced some aspect of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, these disorders concern symptoms that dominate the person’s behavior to such an extent that they cause significant distress and/or interfere with major areas of functioning. This course will discuss both Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, their symptoms, diagnoses included, and major features of each diagnosis.
Both Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be diagnosed in childhood or adulthood. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, depending on the type of object or situation that provokes the excessive or inappropriate response. Like Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders can also have a pervasive negative impact on the quality of life. While we have all experienced some aspect of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, these disorders concern symptoms that dominate the person’s behavior to such an extent that they cause significant distress and/or interfere with major areas of functioning. This course will discuss both Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, their symptoms, diagnoses included, and major features of each diagnosis.
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Both Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be diagnosed in childhood or adulthood. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, depending on the type of object or situation that provokes the...
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Both Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be diagnosed in childhood or adulthood. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, depending on the type of object or situation that provokes the excessive or inappropriate response. Like Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders can also have a pervasive negative impact on the quality of life. While we have all experienced some aspect of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, these disorders concern symptoms that dominate the person’s behavior to such an extent that they cause significant distress and/or interfere with major areas of functioning. This course will discuss both Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, their symptoms, diagnoses included, and major features of each diagnosis.
Both Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders can be diagnosed in childhood or adulthood. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, depending on the type of object or situation that provokes the excessive or inappropriate response. Like Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders can also have a pervasive negative impact on the quality of life. While we have all experienced some aspect of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, these disorders concern symptoms that dominate the person’s behavior to such an extent that they cause significant distress and/or interfere with major areas of functioning. This course will discuss both Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, their symptoms, diagnoses included, and major features of each diagnosis.
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The chapter in DSM-5 immediately following Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders is devoted to a group of mental conditions categorized as neurocognitive disorders (NCDs). These illnesses were classified...
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The chapter in DSM-5 immediately following Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders is devoted to a group of mental conditions categorized as neurocognitive disorders (NCDs). These illnesses were classified as “Dementia, Delirium, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders” in DSM-IV. The common underlying feature in all of these diagnoses is a clinical deficit in cognitive functioning that is acquired following a period of higher cognitive functioning, rather than being present from birth or very early in life. This course includes an overview of neurocognitive disorders, how to identify commonalities and differences, and expands upon diagnostic criteria for disorders in this category.
The chapter in DSM-5 immediately following Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders is devoted to a group of mental conditions categorized as neurocognitive disorders (NCDs). These illnesses were classified as “Dementia, Delirium, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders” in DSM-IV. The common underlying feature in all of these diagnoses is a clinical deficit in cognitive functioning that is acquired following a period of higher cognitive functioning, rather than being present from birth or very early in life. This course includes an overview of neurocognitive disorders, how to identify commonalities and differences, and expands upon diagnostic criteria for disorders in this category.
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Paraphilia refers to intense and persistent sexual interests that fall outside the realm of what is considered phenotypically normal. In addition to clinical disorders in DSM-5, there are also several small...
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Paraphilia refers to intense and persistent sexual interests that fall outside the realm of what is considered phenotypically normal. In addition to clinical disorders in DSM-5, there are also several small sections devoted to other disorders and considerations for diagnosis. Those will be included in this course. This course, then, will include an overview of disorders that warrant consideration, paraphilic disorder, and other disorders and conditions that should be part of a diagnostic assessment.
Paraphilia refers to intense and persistent sexual interests that fall outside the realm of what is considered phenotypically normal. In addition to clinical disorders in DSM-5, there are also several small sections devoted to other disorders and considerations for diagnosis. Those will be included in this course. This course, then, will include an overview of disorders that warrant consideration, paraphilic disorder, and other disorders and conditions that should be part of a diagnostic assessment.
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Our personality is who we are and how we present ourselves to the world. Personality disorders are considered traits that create a pattern of interacting that leads to distress or impairment. This course will...
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Our personality is who we are and how we present ourselves to the world. Personality disorders are considered traits that create a pattern of interacting that leads to distress or impairment. This course will discuss the types of personality disorders recognized in the DSM-5, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, and what is known about the prognosis and course of each disorder.
Our personality is who we are and how we present ourselves to the world. Personality disorders are considered traits that create a pattern of interacting that leads to distress or impairment. This course will discuss the types of personality disorders recognized in the DSM-5, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, and what is known about the prognosis and course of each disorder.
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An entire chapter of DSM-5 is devoted to Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. These disorders cover a wide range of symptoms and degrees of severity. However, a defining characteristic of all...
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An entire chapter of DSM-5 is devoted to Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. These disorders cover a wide range of symptoms and degrees of severity. However, a defining characteristic of all of them is the presence of one or more of the following symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Another large group of disorders addressed in a separate chapter in DSM-5 is Bipolar and Related Disorders. Much like Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, symptoms and degree of severity can range from minor to significant impairment of functioning. This course discusses the symptoms and diagnostic categories of both schizophrenic spectrum and other psychotic disorders as well as bipolar and related disorders in DSM-5, including all major types and codes.
An entire chapter of DSM-5 is devoted to Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders. These disorders cover a wide range of symptoms and degrees of severity. However, a defining characteristic of all of them is the presence of one or more of the following symptoms: delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized thinking. Another large group of disorders addressed in a separate chapter in DSM-5 is Bipolar and Related Disorders. Much like Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, symptoms and degree of severity can range from minor to significant impairment of functioning. This course discusses the symptoms and diagnostic categories of both schizophrenic spectrum and other psychotic disorders as well as bipolar and related disorders in DSM-5, including all major types and codes.
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These disorders are separated into two chapters in DSM-5. One covers Trauma and Stressor-Related disorders while the chapter that follows it addresses dissociative disorders. All of these disorders share some...
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These disorders are separated into two chapters in DSM-5. One covers Trauma and Stressor-Related disorders while the chapter that follows it addresses dissociative disorders. All of these disorders share some common characteristics in trauma experienced or witnessed at some point in one’s life that results in the presenting symptoms and disorder. This course will discuss the characteristics of disorders that are included in both of these DSM-5 chapters, diagnostic criteria, and how to differentiate between disorders.
These disorders are separated into two chapters in DSM-5. One covers Trauma and Stressor-Related disorders while the chapter that follows it addresses dissociative disorders. All of these disorders share some common characteristics in trauma experienced or witnessed at some point in one’s life that results in the presenting symptoms and disorder. This course will discuss the characteristics of disorders that are included in both of these DSM-5 chapters, diagnostic criteria, and how to differentiate between disorders.
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Behavioral health professionals have a responsibility to be aware of the complex relationship between mental illness and substance abuse or dependence known as dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. Topics...
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Behavioral health professionals have a responsibility to be aware of the complex relationship between mental illness and substance abuse or dependence known as dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. Topics include characteristics and prevalence theories screening and assessment and treatment of dual diagnosis. Article Author: Patricia Hocking-Walker M.S. Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker M.S. (Psychology)
Behavioral health professionals have a responsibility to be aware of the complex relationship between mental illness and substance abuse or dependence known as dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. Topics include characteristics and prevalence theories screening and assessment and treatment of dual diagnosis. Article Author: Patricia Hocking-Walker M.S. Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker M.S. (Psychology)
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This course examines: the guidelines for achieving optimal health with diet exercise and body composition; osteopenia and osteoporosis; how to maintain bone health; the characterization and statistics of...
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This course examines: the guidelines for achieving optimal health with diet exercise and body composition; osteopenia and osteoporosis; how to maintain bone health; the characterization and statistics of anorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa binge-eating disorder night-eating syndrome and eating disorders not otherwise specified; the female athlete triad; making the connection on how eating disorders lead to osteoporosis; the recommended treatment for osteoporosis when it is related to eating disorders; and maintaining bone health.
This course examines: the guidelines for achieving optimal health with diet exercise and body composition; osteopenia and osteoporosis; how to maintain bone health; the characterization and statistics of anorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa binge-eating disorder night-eating syndrome and eating disorders not otherwise specified; the female athlete triad; making the connection on how eating disorders lead to osteoporosis; the recommended treatment for osteoporosis when it is related to eating disorders; and maintaining bone health.
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This guide is published by the National Institute of Mental Health. It provides a very basic overview of what eating disorders are and what can be done to better understand and treat eating disorders.
This guide is published by the National Institute of Mental Health. It provides a very basic overview of what eating disorders are and what can be done to better understand and treat eating disorders.
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An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will...
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An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will examine eating disorders and how to treat them.
An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will examine eating disorders and how to treat them.
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An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will...
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An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will examine eating disorders and how to treat them.
An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances in your everyday diet. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. This course will examine eating disorders and how to treat them.
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