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Social Work - Bachelors Exam Activities

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Abdominal Thrust Maneuver <p>The abdominal thrust maneuver, also known as the Heimlich maneuver, is used to treat upper airway obstructions caused by foreign bodies. This maneu ... 1 5 Activity Info
Abuse and Neglect <p>Abuse and neglect refer to the actions or inactions of an individual's caregiver or parent inflicting physical, sexual, or emotional harm on the in ... 1 6 Activity Info
Activities of Daily Living <p>Activities of daily living (ADLs) are essential and routine tasks that most young, healthy individuals can perform without assistance. The inabilit ... 2 6 Activity Info
Acute and Chronic Mental Health Trauma Psychological or mental health trauma refers to a stressor experienced either directly or indirectly, resulting in significant and severe subjective d ... 1.5 5 Activity Info
Acute Stress Disorder Acute stress disorder (ASD) was first outlined in 1994 at the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) as a new ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Addiction Psychotherapeutic Care Addiction psychotherapy consists of evidence-based psychosocial treatments to treat individuals with substance use disorders. Optimal treatment of add ... 1.5 5 Activity Info
Addiction Relapse Prevention <p>Individuals recovering from various forms of addiction frequently encounter relapses that have gained acceptance as an almost inevitable part of th ... 1.5 5 Activity Info
Aggression Aggression has been treated by both medications and psychotherapy, but relapses are common. Aggressive patients frequently run into legal problems bec ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Agitation Agitation is a nonspecific constellation of relatively unrelated behaviors that can be seen in various clinical situations, usually presenting with a ... 1.5 5 Activity Info
Agoraphobia Agoraphobia is the anxiety that occurs when one is in a public or crowded place, from which a potential escape is difficult, or help may not be readil ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment in American Indians and Alaska Natives Alaskan Natives and American Indians comprise a diverse population with a distinct variation in alcohol and substance abuse rates due to geographic lo ... 1 5 Activity Info
Alcohol Related Psychosis Psychosis associated with alcohol can occur with acute intoxication, alcohol withdrawal, and chronic alcoholism. Alcohol-related psychosis is also kno ... 1 5 Activity Info
Alcohol Use Disorder <p>Alcohol use disorder (AUD) remains a significant issue in the United States, affecting many individuals. Although the exact cause of AUD is not ful ... 2 9 Activity Info
Alcohol Withdrawal <p>Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually appear when an individual discontinues or reduces alcohol intake after a period of prolonged consumption. In mo ... 1.5 12 Activity Info
Alzheimer Disease Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common cause of a decline in cognitive ability. It is a neurodegenerative disorder that usually affects people over ... 2.5 11 Activity Info
Ambiguous Genitalia and Disorders of Sexual Differentiation Infants born with a disorder of sex development (DSD) prompt multiple medical, surgical, ethical, psychosocial, and physical issues for patients and t ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Amphetamine-Related Psychiatric Disorders Amphetamines belong to a class of compounds called phenethylamines which induce catecholaminergic effects in the CNS and peripheral circulation. Recre ... 1 6 Activity Info
Anorexia and Cachexia Cachexia is a significant loss of muscle and adipose tissue. It occurs in patients with advanced cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chroni ... 1 6 Activity Info
Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is defined by the restriction of nutrient intake relative to requirements, which leads to significantly low body weight. Patients wit ... 2 8 Activity Info
Anosognosia Anosognosia is a neurological condition in which the patient is unaware of their neurological deficit or psychiatric condition. It is associated with ... 1 5 Activity Info
Antisocial Personality Disorder This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). ASPD is a deeply ingrained and dysfunctional thought pro ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Anxiety Fear is an automatic neurophysiological state of alarm characterized by a fight or flight response to a cognitive appraisal of present or imminent dan ... 2 10 Activity Info
Asperger Syndrome Asperger syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder within the family of autism spectrum disorder. It is characterized by impaired social communication ... 1 5 Activity Info
Aspiration Risk <p>Aspiration is common, even in healthy patients. Aspiration can have significant morbidity and mortality in certain circumstances. It is categorized ... 1 5 Activity Info
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been surrounded by controversy over the last century. Over the past 30 years, how ... 2 13 Activity Info
Auditory Hallucinations Auditory hallucinations are the sensory perceptions of hearing noises without an external stimulus. This symptom is particularly associated with schiz ... 1 5 Activity Info
Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of rapidly growing disabilities. They are characterized by repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or ... 2 5 Activity Info
Avoidant Personality Disorder Avoidant personality disorder is a chronic and pervasive maladaptive behavioral pattern. The onset is insidious and affects all aspects of the individ ... 1 5 Activity Info
Back Safety <p>Low back pain (LBP) is common among healthcare professionals with prevalence of low back pain among health care workers being greater than among th ... 1 5 Activity Info
Behavior Modification Behavior modification is a psychotherapeutic intervention primarily used to eliminate or reduce maladaptive behavior in children or adults. While some ... 1.5 6 Activity Info
Behavioral Approaches to Obesity Treatment Obesity is a complex and multifactorial neurobehavioral condition. One aspect of obesity is that it shares features with other types of maladaptive be ... 1 5 Activity Info
Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder associated with various psychological and non-psychological issues with some degree of impairment of daily ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Biofeedback Biofeedback is a technique to augment the normal sensory feedback and allow better control of body functions that are usually considered involuntary. ... 1 5 Activity Info
Biologic, Chemical, and Radiation Terrorism Review <p>Terrorism is the intentional use of indiscriminate violence to create fear and terror as a means to achieve an ideological, financial, religious, o ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder, is one of the top 10 leading causes of disability worldwide. Bipolar disorder is character ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Blood Product Safety <p>Transfusion of blood products is one of the most commonly performed clinical procedures in healthcare today. Blood product safety has been an impro ... 1 6 Activity Info
Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, formally known as dysmorphophobia, is a psychiatric condition defined in the DSM 5 as a preoccupation with a perceiv ... 1 7 Activity Info
Body Image Distortion Body image is a complex construct. Body image distortion and body dissatisfaction are common in both clinical and nonclinical populations. Distortions ... 1.5 5 Activity Info
Borderline Personality Disorder The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) lists ten personality disorders that are divided into three clusters, c ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Brain Trauma Brain trauma or traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a blow, bump, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts the normal function of t ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Brief Psychotic Disorder Brief psychotic disorder (BPD) according to DSM-5 is the sudden onset of psychotic behavior that lasts less than 1 month followed by complete remissio ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia nervosa is a disorder that is characterized by binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behavior to control weight with potentially dangero ... 2 12 Activity Info
Cannabis Use Disorder Cannabis use can cause intoxication, withdrawal, and biopsychosocial issues. This activity describes the evaluation and management of cannabis use dis ... 1 6 Activity Info
Catatonia Catatonia, a neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by abnormal movements, behaviors, and withdrawal, is a condition that is most often seen in mood ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Catatonic Schizophrenia Catatonic schizophrenia is one of the classical clinical subtypes of schizophrenia. The concept of catatonic symptoms in schizophrenia has changed thr ... 1 7 Activity Info
Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent disorders affecting the development of movement and causing a limitation of activity. Non-progressive disturban ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Child Abuse and Neglect <p>The World Health Organization (WHO) defines child maltreatment as &ldquo;all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, ... 2 11 Activity Info
Child Development <p>Child development is the stages a child goes through from birth until he or she becomes an adult. Children are first newborns, and they acquire the ... 1 12 Activity Info
Child Physical Abuse and Neglect <p>Approximately one in four children experience child abuse or neglect in their lifetime. Of maltreated children, 18 percent are abused physically, 7 ... 1 5 Activity Info
Child Sexual Abuse and Neglect <p>Sexual abuse of children is the involvement of children or adolescents in sexual activities that he or she does not fully comprehend and can includ ... 1 5 Activity Info
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a complex multisystem disease commonly characterized by severe fatigue, cognitiv ... 1.5 6 Activity Info
Chronic Insomnia Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the United States affecting about one-third of the general population. According to the third edition of ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Chronic Pain <p>Over one-quarter of United States citizens suffer from chronic pain. It is among the most common complaints seen in an outpatient clinic. The failu ... 2.5 12 Activity Info
Chronic Pain Syndrome <p>Chronic pain is a leading chief complaint in an adult ambulatory care setting. Unfortunately, chronic non-cancer pain is often poorly understood by ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Claustrophobia Claustrophobia is the fear of enclosed spaces. About 12.5% of the population have this fear, with the majority of them being females. Claustrophobia i ... 1.5 7 Activity Info
Clinical Practice Issues in American Indians and Alaska Natives The disparity in the healthcare provided to the American Indians and Alaskan Natives is a long-standing issue that continues to plague the United Stat ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Cognitive Behavior Therapy In the 1960s, Aaron Beck developed cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or cognitive therapy. Since then, it has been extensively researched and found to ... 1 6 Activity Info
Cognitive Decline and Driving Evaluation in the Elderly Patients with dementia are at increased risk of driving impairment, and fitness to drive should be evaluated in all patients with neurocognitive disor ... 1 5 Activity Info
Cognitive Deficits Cognition is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. It encompasses various ... 2 12 Activity Info
Competency and Capacity This article reviews the concepts of capacity and competency with regard to clinical practice. More specifically, it discusses the foundational ethica ... 1 8 Activity Info
Comprehensive Review of Bioterrorism <p>Bioterrorism involves the deliberate release of bioweapons to cause death or disease in humans, animals, or plants. Biological weapons may be devel ... 4 11 Activity Info
Concussion A concussion is a "traumatically induced transient disturbance of brain function." Concussions are a subset of the neurologic injuries known as trauma ... 1 5 Activity Info
Conduct Disorder Conduct disorder (CD) lies on a spectrum of disruptive behavioral disorders, which also include oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). In some cases, OD ... 1 6 Activity Info
Conversion Disorder Conversion disorder is a psychiatric disorder characterized by signs and symptoms affecting sensory or motor function inconsistent with patterns of kn ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Counseling Patients on Bariatric Surgery for Obesity Bariatric surgery is an effective intervention for the treatment of patients with obesity. It is major surgery, and therefore appropriate counseling i ... 1 5 Activity Info
Counseling Patients With Obesity About 70 percent of American adults are overweight or have obesity. Obesity is a chronic, relapsing, progressive disease associated with severe compli ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, fatal degenerative brain disorder caused by prion proteins. It belongs to a group of transmissible spongifo ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Cultural Competence in Caring for American Indians and Alaska Natives <p>Cultural competency is prioritized when providing care to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients due to the higher likelihood of increased ... 1 7 Activity Info
Cultural Competence in the Care of LGBTQ Patients <p>The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community comprises a broad cross-cultural range of community members. It inc ... 2 12 Activity Info
Cultural Competence in the Care of Muslim Patients and Their Families <p>Muslims constitute large portions of populations in many countries, both Muslim-majority and otherwise. Muslims are considered to be the fastest-gr ... 2 12 Activity Info
Death and Dying Death is a part of natural life; however, society is notorious for being uncomfortable with death and dying as a topic on the whole. Many caregivers e ... 1 5 Activity Info
Defense Mechanisms Anna Freud defined defense mechanisms as "unconscious resources used by the ego" to decrease internal stress ultimately. Patients often devise these u ... 2 12 Activity Info
Delusional Disorder A delusion is a fixed false belief based on an inaccurate interpretation of an external reality despite evidence to the contrary. The diagnosis of a d ... 1.5 6 Activity Info
Delusions Delusions can precipitate in isolation or as psychiatric sequelae of ongoing disease. Delusions must be appropriately identified and managed as they c ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Delusions of Parasitosis This activity reviews delusions of parasitosis, a rare psychiatric disorder. Communicating and evaluating patients with this condition can be complex ... 1 5 Activity Info
Depression Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Stat ... 2 10 Activity Info
Depression in Children Depressive disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) include diagnoses of different disorders, for example, major ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Depressive Cognitive Disorders Depressive cognitive disorders, also called pseudodementia (a term founded by Kiloh in the year 1961), is defined as the cognitive and functional impa ... 1 6 Activity Info
Destigmatizing Obesity and Overcoming Inherent Barriers to Obtain Improved Patient Engagement Weight stigma is particularly prevalent and detrimental, especially in healthcare settings. With documented high levels of weight bias in clinicians, ... 1 6 Activity Info
Development Milestones Developmental milestones are markers of a child’s development from infancy on into childhood. They are used to help determine if a child is undergoing ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Developmental Delay Delay in development occurs when the child fails to attain developmental milestones as compared to peers from the same population. It is caused by imp ... 1.5 12 Activity Info
Developmental Stages of Social Emotional Development in Children To apply knowledge regarding human growth and development, healthcare professionals need to be aware of 2 areas: (1) milestone competencies, for examp ... 2 12 Activity Info
Differentiating Delirium Versus Dementia in the Elderly Delirium and dementia are the most common causes of altered mental status in elderly patients. With dementia being one of the predisposing factors for ... 1 5 Activity Info
Dissociative Identity Disorder <p>Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a rare psychiatric disorder diagnosed in about 1.5% of the global population. This disorder is often misdia ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Diversity and Discrimination in Healthcare <p>America is becoming increasingly diverse. Discrimination against minority groups persists and contributes to negative disparate outcomes for patien ... 2 8 Activity Info
Diversity Goals for Evaluation and Treatment of American Indians and Alaska Natives <p>American Indians and Alaska Natives form a heterogeneous population with diverse cultures, languages, history, art forms, religious and spiritual b ... 1 5 Activity Info
Domestic Violence Family and domestic violence is a common problem in the United States, affecting an estimated 10 million people every year; as many as one in four wom ... 3 9 Activity Info
Down Syndrome Down syndrome (trisomy 21) is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or a portion of a third chromosome 21. Patients typically present with ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Drug Addiction The laymen's definition of addiction is a "fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity." Medically it is a "chro ... 2 8 Activity Info
Drug and Alcohol Use <p>The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition includes 10 separate classes of drugs of abuse, which include alcohol, caf ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Dyslexia Reading is a skill unique to humans and is crucial for living in the world today. Learning to read is one of the first teaching points of elementary s ... 1 6 Activity Info
Eating Disorders Eating disorders disrupt eating behavior with excessive concern about body weight that impairs physical health or psychosocial functioning. To avoid t ... 1 6 Activity Info
Elder Abuse <p>Elder abuse comes in many forms, including physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, as well as less obvious forms such as financial exploitation ... 1 4 Activity Info
End-of-Life Care Unlike other conditions and life experiences, which only affect a certain percentage of the world’s population, the end-of-life is a stage in the proc ... 2.5 11 Activity Info
End-of-Life Evaluation and Management of Pain <p>Evaluation and management of pain at the end of life is a multifold issue with a deep impact on the patient's quality of life. With a better unders ... 2 11 Activity Info
Factitious Disorder Factitious disorder is a condition in which a patient intentionally falsifies medical or psychiatric symptoms. Symptoms can be self-induced or fabric ... 1 6 Activity Info
Failure to Thrive <p>Failure to thrive (FTT) or weight faltering is commonly used to describe a lack of adequate weight gain in pediatric patients. Accepted definitions ... 1 5 Activity Info
Falls and Fall Prevention in Older Adults <p>Falls account for one of the most common and serious issues contributing to a disability, especially among elderly individuals. Tinetti et al. in 1 ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome <p>Fetal alcohol syndrome is one of the five disorders that comprise fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). These fetal alcohol spectrum disorders c ... 1 5 Activity Info
Fragile X Syndrome <p>Fragile X syndrome (FXS), or Martin-Bell syndrome, is a non-Mendelian trinucleotide repeat disorder. FXS is the most prevalent inherited cause of m ... 1 9 Activity Info
Frontal Lobe Syndrome Frontal lobe syndrome, in general, refers to a clinical syndrome resulting from damage, and impaired function of the prefrontal cortex, which is a lar ... 1 9 Activity Info
Gender Dysphoria <p>Gender dysphoria (previously gender identity disorder), according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is defined as a &ld ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that produces fear, worry, and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed. It is characterized b ... 1 6 Activity Info
Genetics and Obesity Obesity is closely linked to genetics and environmental factors. The newest studies in the field of epigenetics further our understanding of the effec ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Geriatric Care Special Needs Assessment Global life expectancy has been increasing, and so has the population of older patients. Due to multiple comorbidities, the geriatric population has s ... 1 6 Activity Info
Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment of Age-Related Cognitive Decline <p>As people age, they may experience some decline in their cognitive abilities, which is a normal part of the aging process. However, if this cogniti ... 1.5 7 Activity Info
Geriatric Head Injury Elderly patients with head trauma represent a large proportion of patients seeking medical attention. There are special considerations and challenges ... 1 5 Activity Info
Geriatric Trauma Assessment of the geriatric trauma patient is unique, and this population requires special attention. As the elderly population increases, the number ... 1.5 6 Activity Info
Grief Reaction and Prolonged Grief Disorder <p>Grief is a natural and universal response to the loss of a loved one. The grief experience is not a state but a process. Most individuals recover a ... 1 5 Activity Info
Grief Support Health professionals frequently deal with the loss of a patient in the emergency department and in intensive care units. These deaths are often due to ... 1 6 Activity Info
Group Therapy Group therapy is the treatment of multiple patients at once by one or more healthcare providers. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions inclu ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare but serious post-infectious immune-mediated neuropathy. It results from the autoimmune destruction of nerves i ... 2 11 Activity Info
Health Screening <p>A health screening test is a medical test or procedure performed on members of an asymptomatic population or population subgroup to assess their li ... 1 6 Activity Info
Hepatitis A The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus that belongs to the family Picornaviridae. It replicates primarily within h ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Heroin Toxicity <p>Heroin, also known as diacetylmorphine, is a very efficient prodrug and more potent than morphine. Many deaths are caused by heroin overdoses throu ... 1 4 Activity Info
Histrionic Personality Disorder A histrionic personality disorder, or commonly known as a dramatic personality disorder, is a psychiatric disorder distinguished by a pattern of exagg ... 1 5 Activity Info
HIV and AIDS Syndrome <p>The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an enveloped retrovirus that contains 2 copies of a single-stranded RNA genome. It causes the acquired im ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
HIV Neurocognitive Disorders Patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV infection) have been noted to have various forms of neuropsychiatric illnesses. These includ ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
HIV Prevention Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the developed world is now seen as a chronic illness due to the competency of antiretroviral therapy. Despite ad ... 1 5 Activity Info
Human Behavior in a Social Environment Human behavior in a social environment (HBSE) is a concept that describes a comprehensive view of people and is fundamental to the study of social sci ... 2 11 Activity Info
Human Growth and Development Evaluation of growth and development is a crucial element in the physical examination of a patient. A piece of good working knowledge and the skill to ... 3 12 Activity Info
Human Trafficking <p>Human trafficking, a human rights violation, is a pressing public health concern that transcends all races, social classes, demographics, and gende ... 2 12 Activity Info
Identifying and Addressing Bullying <p>Bullying is a severe and pervasive problem affecting children worldwide, with detrimental consequences for their physical and mental well-being.&nb ... 1 10 Activity Info
Illness Anxiety Disorder Illness anxiety disorder (previously called hypochondriasis) is a psychiatric disorder defined by excessive worry about having or developing a serious ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Implicit Bias <p>Implicit bias is the attitude or internalized stereotypes that unconsciously affect our perceptions, actions, and decisions. These unconscious bias ... 2 8 Activity Info
Inappropriate Medical Abbreviations <p>Use of medical abbreviations in medicine is not new. Since the development of mainstream medicine nearly 200 years ago, abbreviations have been use ... 1 4 Activity Info
Infection Control <p>Infection control refers to the policy and procedures implemented to control and minimize the dissemination of infections in hospitals and other he ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Intellectual Disability Individuals with an intellectual disability have neurodevelopmental deficits characterized by limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive beh ... 2 11 Activity Info
Kentucky Domestic Violence Family and domestic violence, including child abuse, intimate partner abuse, and elder abuse, is a national public health problem. Domestic violence i ... 3 11 Activity Info
Kentucky KASPER and Controlled Substance Prescribing <p>Health care teams and providers who prescribe, administer, or distribute opioids for chronic pain should understand the challenges of opioid prescr ... 2 11 Activity Info
Kubler-Ross Stages of Dying and Subsequent Models of Grief Medical professionals will work with dying patients in all disciplines, and the process is difficult as care shifts from eliminating or mitigating ill ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Late-Life Depression In the older population, one of the serious health concerns that are associated with comorbidity, impaired functioning, excessive use of health care ... 1.5 7 Activity Info
Lead Toxicity Lead became a common occupational toxin with the birth of the Industrial Revolution, by the end of the 19-century childhood lead poisoning secondary t ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Learning Disability Learning disabilities (LDs) refer to a number of disorders that may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, comprehension, or the use of both ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Lifestyle Prevention Measures for the Clinic Visit <p>Lifestyle medicine is a developing specialty of medicine where certified healthcare providers, primarily primary care physicians, focus on health p ... 1 5 Activity Info
Major Depressive Disorder Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been ranked as the third cause of the burden of disease worldwide in 2008 by WHO, which has projected that this di ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Major Neurocognitive Disorder (Dementia) Dementia describes an overall decline in memory and other cognitive skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. ... 2 12 Activity Info
Malingering Malingering is falsification or profound exaggeration of illness (physical or mental) to gain external benefits such as avoiding work or responsibilit ... 1 4 Activity Info
Mania Mania is a period of 1 week or more in which a person experiences a change in normal behavior that drastically affects their functioning. Mania can be ... 1.5 7 Activity Info
Marijuana and Maternal, Perinatal, and Neonatal Outcomes Drug use and drug dependency are major public health problems. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs among all genders and age groups. This ... 1 5 Activity Info
Medical Errors <p>The term "medical error" encompasses a diverse group of events that vary in magnitude and their potential to harm the patient. The historical persp ... 1 7 Activity Info
Menopause Menopause is a routine, non-pathologic condition involving the permanent cessation of menses for at least 12 months. Menopause occurs in all menstruat ... 1 5 Activity Info
Mental Health Challenges in Caring for American Indians and Alaska Natives Mental health conditions are highly prevalent amongst the American Indian and Alaskan Native populations. Compared to other ethnic groups, this popula ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Mental Status Examination The mental status examination is the physical examination for psychiatry. It is the defining status of the current state of the patient during evaluat ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Mood Disorder Mood is defined as a pervasive and sustained feeling tone that is endured internally and which impacts nearly all aspects of a person’s behavior in th ... 1.5 7 Activity Info
Motivational Interviewing Motivational interviewing (MI) is a process where medical professionals work together with their patients for a certain therapeutic outcome. A variety ... 1 5 Activity Info
Munchausen Syndrome Factitious disorder imposed on self, formerly known as Munchausen syndrome, is a psychiatric disorder in which a person assumes the role of a sick pat ... 1 6 Activity Info
Naltrexone <p>Naltrexone is an FDA-approved opioid antagonist used to treat alcohol use disorder and opioid dependence. Naltrexone blocks the effect of opioids a ... 1 6 Activity Info
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a complex personality disorder often detected with other affective and personality disorders. This activity ... 1 6 Activity Info
Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a disorder of rapid onset rapid eye movement (REM) sleep characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), frequent uncontrollable sl ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
New York State Child Abuse, Maltreatment, and Neglect The World Health Organization (WHO) defines child maltreatment as “all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, and explo ... 2 10 Activity Info
New York State Infection Control <p>Infection control refers to the policy and procedures implemented to control and minimize the dissemination of infections in hospitals and other he ... 2.5 11 Activity Info
Nicotine Addiction Nicotine addiction is a complex disorder with no easy cure. Habitual use of tobacco and tobacco products continues to be a significant contributor to ... 1 6 Activity Info
Night Terrors Night terrors are a common sleep disorder in young children and describe a condition in which a child wakes up from sleep in a terrified state. For th ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Nutrition: Micronutrient Intake, Imbalances, and Interventions <p>Micronutrient intake is vital for maintaining health and preventing diseases throughout life. While whole foods should be the primary source of mic ... 1 0 Activity Info
Obesity <p>Obesity is the excessive or abnormal accumulation of fat or adipose tissue in the body that may impair health. Obesity has become an epidemic which ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Obesity Effects on Child Health <p>Obesity in childhood is the most challenging public health issue in the twenty-first century. Childhood obesity is associated with increased morbid ... 1 5 Activity Info
Obesity in Pediatric Patients Obesity is one of the most common pediatric chronic diseases. Many genetic, physiologic, environmental, and socioeconomic factors influence the develo ... 1 7 Activity Info
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) involves intrusive thoughts with or without compensatory actions to alleviate the stress brought on by these thoug ... 2 12 Activity Info
Opioid Addiction <p>Opioid use disorder and opioid addiction remain at epidemic levels in the U.S. and worldwide. Three million US citizens and 16 million individuals ... 1.5 7 Activity Info
Opioid Withdrawal <p>Opioid withdrawal syndrome is a life-threatening condition resulting from opioid dependence. Opioids are a group of drugs used to manage severe pai ... 1 6 Activity Info
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a type of childhood disruptive behavior disorder that primarily involves problems with the self-control of emot ... 1 5 Activity Info
Palliative Care The World Health Organization characterizes the field of palliative care as a form of specialized medical care that aims to optimize the quality of li ... 1 12 Activity Info
Panic Disorder <p>Panic disorder is fairly common in the general population. Among all anxiety disorders, it has the highest number of medical visits and serves as a ... 1.5 6 Activity Info
Paraphilia Paraphilias are persistent and recurrent sexual interests, urges, fantasies, or behaviors of marked intensity involving objects, activities, or even s ... 1 6 Activity Info
Parental Consent <p>Physicians and medical researchers have a moral and legal obligation to obtain informed consent. Informed consent must include the patient being co ... 1 4 Activity Info
Parkinson Disease Parkinson disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that mostly presents in later life with generalized slowing of movements (bradykinesia) and at least ... 2 12 Activity Info
Parkinsonism Parkinsonism is a motor syndrome that manifests as rigidity, tremors, and bradykinesia. Parkinsonism is caused by Parkinson's disease in about eighty ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Patient Rights and Ethics <p>Patient rights are a subset of human rights. Whereas the concept of human rights refers to minimum standards for the ways persons can expect to be ... 2 8 Activity Info
Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Pediatric abusive head trauma (AHT), or shaken baby syndrome, most often involves shaking, blunt impact, or a combination of both in infants and young ... 1.5 12 Activity Info
Pediculosis Corporis Pediculosis corporis is a skin condition caused by body lice (Pediculus humanus corporis) that feed on human blood. These lice lay their eggs in the s ... 1 5 Activity Info
Pennsylvania Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting <p>Healthcare providers in Pennsylvania must adhere to the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL), 23 Pa.C.S. Chapter 63 (relating to child ... 3 16 Activity Info
Perinatal Drug Abuse and Neonatal Drug Withdrawal <p>Drug abuse and addiction have significantly increased over the last few decades; specifically, opioid abuse and dependence have increased to epidem ... 1 5 Activity Info
Persistent Depressive Disorder Persistent depressive disorder, also known as dysthymia or chronic major depression, is a poorly understood condition for which the diagnostic criteri ... 1 4 Activity Info
Personality Disorder Personality disorders are pervasive, maladaptive, and chronic patterns of behavior, cognition, and mood. Persons who have personality disorders experi ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Pica The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) defines pica as eating non-nutriti ... 1 7 Activity Info
Postpartum Blues Postpartum “blues” is defined as low mood and mild depressive symptoms that are transient and self-limited and are extremely common in the perinatal p ... 1 7 Activity Info
Postpartum Depression Around one in seven women can develop postpartum depression (PPD). While women experiencing baby blues tend to recover quickly, PPD tends to last long ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Postpartum Psychosis Postpartum psychosis is an acute illness of multifactorial origin and is considered a psychiatric emergency. In this activity, the common presentation ... 1 6 Activity Info
Posttraumatic Headache Post-traumatic headaches (PTHA) is a common sequela of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may progress to chronic and possibly debilitating conditions. ... 1 6 Activity Info
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disabling psychiatric disorder that results from being exposed to real or threatened injury, death, and sexu ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children Posttraumatic stress disorder constitutes exposure to a potentially traumatic event, followed by the manifestations of intrusive thoughts, avoidance o ... 1 5 Activity Info
Preconception Counseling <p>Preconception counseling is defined as health education and promotion, allowing for risk assessment, intervention, and medical optimization before ... 1 6 Activity Info
Premature Ejaculation Premature ejaculation describes the phenomenon which occurs when ejaculation happens sooner than a man or his partner would like during sexual activit ... 1 5 Activity Info
Premenstrual Syndrome This activity is a review of the existing literature on premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It summarizes the management of PMS by outlining the importance o ... 1 4 Activity Info
Prenatal Screening <p>Historically, pregnancy was a very tenuous part of a woman's life because of the high mortality rate associated with gestation. In the early 1900s, ... 1 6 Activity Info
Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in HIV/AIDS <p>HIV/ AIDS patients with a low CD4 count have decreased humoral and cellular immunity, predisposing them to opportunistic infections. These diseases ... 1.5 11 Activity Info
Psychiatric Illness and Criminality The relationship between psychiatric illness and criminality has been the topic of intense debate and scrutiny in the recent past in light of multiple ... 1 4 Activity Info
Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Pseudoseizures, psychogenic seizures, and hysterical seizures are older terms used to describe events that clinically resemble epileptic seizures but ... 1 7 Activity Info
Psychosis Psychosis is a loose description of an amalgamation of psychological symptoms resulting in a loss of contact with reality. It is thought that although ... 1.5 12 Activity Info
Public Health Considerations Regarding Obesity Obesity is an alarmingly increasing global public health issue. Several countries worldwide have witnessed a double or triple escalation in the preval ... 1 5 Activity Info
Reactive Attachment Disorder The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5th Edition (DSM-5) classifies reactive attachment disorder as a trauma- and stressor-related condition of early ... 1 6 Activity Info
Relaxation Techniques Relaxation techniques are therapeutic exercises designed to assist individuals by decreasing tension and anxiety. Relaxation therapy has been a part o ... 1 5 Activity Info
Root Cause Analysis and Medical Error Prevention <p>The term "medical error" encompasses diverse events that vary in magnitude and can potentially harm the patient. According to the 2019 World Health ... 2 7 Activity Info
Schizoaffective Disorder Schizoaffective disorder is among the most frequently misdiagnosed psychiatric disorders in clinical practice. Due to concerns about the reliability a ... 1 5 Activity Info
Schizoid Personality Disorder Schizoid personality disorder is one of three disorders that make up cluster A personality disorder. Those afflicted with schizoid personality disorde ... 1 6 Activity Info
Schizophrenia <p>Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and disturbances in thought, perception, and behavior. Traditiona ... 2 5 Activity Info
School Refusal School refusal describes a regular refusal to attend school or routine problems staying at school. Children may avoid school to cope with stress or fe ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Screening for Depression and Suicide in Children <p>Depression and suicide, common disabling conditions, are often underreported and underdiagnosed in children. Suicide is the second most common deat ... 1 5 Activity Info
Second Victim Syndrome Health care workers often expect perfection from themselves, and societal opinions reinforce this expectation. However, perfection will always be an e ... 1 5 Activity Info
Separation Anxiety Disorder Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the most common childhood anxiety disorders. SAD is an exaggeration of otherwise developmentally typical a ... 1.5 5 Activity Info
Sexual Harassment and Prevention Training <p>Sexual harassment is an unacceptable practice in the workplace and can present in many forms. Academic medicine and healthcare facilities are not i ... 2 8 Activity Info
Sexually Transmitted Infections <p>Sexually transmitted infections are disease processes from close physical contact between males and females by transmission through sexual contact. ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Shared Psychotic Disorder Shared psychotic disorder (folie à deux) is a rare disorder characterized by sharing a specific delusion among two or more people in a close relations ... 1 6 Activity Info
Short-Term Insomnia Sleep is becoming an increasingly precious commodity as more and more people are reporting issues with sleep in our busy society. Issues with sleep ha ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Silicosis <p>Silica is the most plentiful mineral on earth and is the primary constituent in most rocks. The respirable form of silica is small enough to reach ... 1 5 Activity Info
Sleep Deprivation Sleep loss from various causes is very common and often missed by physicians as a treatable health problem. There are strong associations with serious ... 1 5 Activity Info
Sleep Disorder Sleep disorders encompass several clinical problems encountered in outpatient settings. Sleep disorders have a broad differential diagnosis; therefore ... 1.5 7 Activity Info
Smoking Tobacco smoking is the practice of burning tobacco with the smoke inhaled to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Around 23 percent of the wor ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Smoking Cessation Tobacco use, primarily cigarette smoking, is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Assisting patients with smoking ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Social Anxiety Disorder Social anxiety disorder (SAD) includes the essential feature of marked fear or anxiety of one or more social situations during which the individual ma ... 1 8 Activity Info
Somatic Symptom Disorder <p>According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), somatic symptom disorder (SSD) involves one or ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Stress Incontinence Stress urinary incontinence is the sudden, involuntary loss of urine secondary to increased intraabdominal pressure that is affecting the patient’s qu ... 1.5 9 Activity Info
Stroke Prevention <p>There is a significant overlap between the risk factors accounting for cardiovascular events and cerebrovascular events. The INTERHEART study looke ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Substance Use Disorder <p>Substance use disorders result from long-term exposure to substances and subsequent mental and physical dependence. This can lead to social, academ ... 2 11 Activity Info
Substance Use in Pregnancy <p>Substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy are common and linked with multiple obstetric and neonatal adverse outcomes. Ideally, all pr ... 1.5 5 Activity Info
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the abrupt and unexplained death of an infant less than 1-year old. Despite a thorough investigation (a careful ... 1 6 Activity Info
Suicidal Ideation <p>This activity describes the research evidence and current practice recommendations associated with the evaluation and treatment of the heterogeneou ... 2 8 Activity Info
Suicide Risk <p>Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States, but it can often be prevented with appropriate intervention. This activity re ... 2 11 Activity Info
Suicide Screening and Prevention <p>Suicide is a major public health problem not only in the United States but also in many western nations. In the United States, it is the 10th leadi ... 2 9 Activity Info
Targeted Temperature Management <p>Targeted temperature management aims to reduce mortality and improve neurological outcomes in unresponsive patients who achieve ROSC after cardiac ... 1.5 7 Activity Info
Temper Tantrums Although temper tantrums are a normal part of development in toddlers, they can be distressing for caregivers and families. This activity describes ch ... 1 5 Activity Info
The Importance of Cultural Competence in Pain and Palliative Care <p>Managing pain is often a challenge for health professionals. This is compounded when the patient in pain is dying. Living in an ethnically and cult ... 1.5 8 Activity Info
Therapeutic Communication Therapeutic communication is an invaluable approach to interactions with patients that is applicable across multiple disciplines. This activity revie ... 2 12 Activity Info
Tourette Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders Tourette syndrome, also referred to as Tourette disorder, is a common neurodevelopmental disorder affecting up to 1 percent of the population. It is c ... 2 11 Activity Info
Veteran and Military Mental Health Issues <p>As the United States endures 2 decades of ongoing warfare, both the media and individuals with personal military connections have raised significan ... 2 12 Activity Info
Violent Patients Violence in healthcare is a worldwide and critical issue. In 2017, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that healthcare workers are five times ... 1 5 Activity Info
Washington State Suicide Prevention and Awareness <p>Suicide is a major public health problem not only in the United States but also in many western nations. In Washington state the suicide weight is ... 2 10 Activity Info
Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a condition caused by a deficiency of thiamine or vitamin B1. Patients classically present with a clinical triad of oph ... 1.5 10 Activity Info
Workplace Violence in Healthcare Workplace violence is vastly understudied in the healthcare industry. Workplace violence includes physical, verbal, and psychological abuse. As many a ... 1 5 Activity Info

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