Upside Down— Depression and Hypomania

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Upside Down— Depression and Hypomania Although the focus of this book is elevated mood, any discussion of hypomania must include its interface with depression. Whether the appearance of depressed symptoms…

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Diagnostic Issues in Hypomania

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Diagnostic Issues in Hypomania As described in the previous two chapters, the detection of hypomania and elevated mood is crucial to appropriate diagnosis and management. Whether the chief complaint is…

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The GEnES Fingerprint—The Future

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The GEnES Fingerprint—The Future A framework to organize mental health data For over a century, psychiatry has primarily utilized phenomenology—those occurrences and behaviors that are reported or are observed—as the…

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The Evolution of Elevated Mood

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The Evolution of Elevated Mood “… In the early stages, I feel good about the world and everybody in it … I like it. All of a sudden I have…

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Vasectomy

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Vasectomy With vasectomy, the vas deferens is surgically altered to prohibit the passage of sperm. The physician makes two small incisions on each side of the scrotum.

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Tubal ligation

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Tubal ligation With laparoscopic tubal ligation, the surgeon inserts a laparoscope and occludes the fallopian tube by cauterizing, crushing, clamping, or blocking it. This prevents the passage of ova and…

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True versus false labor

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True versus false labor Knowing how to recognize the primary characteristics of true and false labor can help distinguish between the two conditions. True labor False labor Regular contractions Irregular…

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Stages of labor

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Stages of labor Stage 1 Begins at the onset of true labor Lasts until complete dilation, which is 6 to 18 hours in a primipara and 2 to 10 hours…

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Spontaneous abortion

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Spontaneous abortion If your patient experiences a spontaneous abortion, be sure to include these instructions in your teaching plan. Expect vaginal bleeding or spotting to continue for several days.

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Sitz bath

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Sitz bath Sitz bath therapy involves immersion of the perineal area in warm or hot water to relieve discomfort and promote wound healing by cleaning the perineum and anus, which…

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