Although likely apocryphal, one bit of self-experimentation lore involving the revered British surgeon John Hunter bemuses medical historians to this day. In an attempt to demonstrate that both gonorrhea and syphilis are caused by the same disease, Hunter is said to have exposed himself to pus from a woman with infection. He is said to have then developed symptoms of both diseases. … [Read more...] about 7 Examples of Medical Self-Experimentation
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The next phase in college counseling services took the form of vocational and career counseling following World War II. These programs were set up to help transition GIs back into society as productive workers.psychiatric support, and group counseling. While most colleges don't have formal, accredited CAPS programs, almost all provide some type of counseling service with an onsite clinician.Grinnell College in Iowa has a comprehensive list of mental health services for 'Grinnellians' (yes, that's what they call themselves) yet refers to their program simply as Counseling Services. It's not called CAPS yet based off the list of licensed professionals, I know they have at least a minimum amount of oversight from each of their individual licensing boards (eg. LMHC). IACS which provides a framework and standards for programs to understand, implement and be held accountable to the best practices for mental health services on college campuses. For example, IACS … [Read more...] about Counseling and Psychological Services for College Students
First and foremost, do not ignore the subpoena. Sometimes the clinician must do what the subpoena commands, and sometimes not. Regardless, a response of some kind is mandatory. The practitioner who simply ignores a subpoena can be found in contempt of court. The attorney who issued the subpoena can go to court, without notice to the health care provider, and obtain an Order to Show Cause why the therapist should not be held in contempt. The therapist would then be compelled to go to court and explain to the judge why he or she did not honor the subpoena, with possible costly consequences because usually, by this time, the attorney is also asking for monetary terms or other sanctions. If the situation has gone this far, the therapist has probably mishandled it. Now it’s a more expensive problem and one that can be harder to resolve. … [Read more...] about How Therapists Should Handle Subpoenas
In their study, the researchers recruited 50 non-professional musicians and matched them with 50 control participants. Both groups completed a questionnaire called the Northeastern Music Listening Survey (NEMLS) comprising two basic scales. The first scale was an adaptation of the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) to study the addictive-like behavior towards loud music. The NEMLS was developed by Dr. Mary Florentine and her colleagues to assess Maladaptive Music Listening (MML). It is a 24 item scale that (in relation to listening to music) examining five distinct areas: “(i) recognition and admission of the problem by self and others; (ii) legal, work and social problems; (iii) seeking involvement with treatment programs; (iv) marital-family difficulties; and (v) medical pathology." … [Read more...] about Addictive Sounds?
Relying on a battery of standard diagnostic procedures, Veale found nothing that classified the woman as BDD or in any significant way mentally ill. According to Veale, the woman told him her vagina was “ugly” and she valued “smoothness and neatness” in genitalia. Considering her request to be a legitimate, albeit unusual, appeal for a nip and tuck, he recommended that the surgery be allowed to proceed. … [Read more...] about The Social Vagina