Misconstrued Interpersonal Interactions — Misinterpreting the emotional context of an interaction with another can result in a lot of misunderstandings between others. Emotional Reactivity — Our own emotional state is affected by our perception of the emotional state of those around us. If a person's ability to perceive facial affect is impaired, it may, in turn, affect how his own emotional state. For example, if a person erroneously perceives the person he is talking to be angry, it may elicit hostile or defensive feelings in yourself. Projection — Difficulty with facial affect perception may reflect an underlying emotional state. If anxious, they may project this emotion onto his perception of the emotional state of others. By expanding the baseline concussion test to include emotional measures, we can now compare with post-injury concussion test scores to find evidence of concussion injury risk, and any emotional weaknesses to watch for during … [Read more...] about Balancing Precarious Emotions in Sport Concussion Protocols
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Diagnosis Of Preeclampsia The doctor will conduct a physical examination and ask the occurrence of high blood pressure during previous pregnancies if had any. Then a thorough medical history will be obtained by the doctor to identify medical conditions that can increase the risk of preeclampsia. … [Read more...] about Preeclampsia: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Diagnosis & Treatment
But that is sometimes easier said than done. In the child and adolescent psychiatry clinic where I work, we try to be cautious about all medications, including those for ADHD. If we hear about sleep problems (and we often do from parents who understandably can get quite frustrated with them), we try to address them, and this study ads support for that approach. Sometimes, it involves making recommendations about children getting more exercise or not playing video games late into the night. Sometimes, it involves teaching families about sleep hygiene – practices that can promote longer and more restful sleeping. But frequently sleep remains tough to correct and then the question becomes whether or not to use medications for sleep, which can have side effects just like ADHD medications. Nevertheless, this study reminds us clinicians not to ignore sleep problems among those who struggle to regulate their attention. … [Read more...] about How Much Do Sleep Problems Underlie ADHD Symptoms?
Rest and take responsibility! Adding my own single best piece of advice, concussions do not discriminate. Concussions occur at epidemic levels, so everyone must have a basic level of knowledge of the injury. It’s not OK for onlookers to see a massive clash on the field, notice unusual reactions by the athlete and do nothing. The sports culture needs to shift from “it’s just a ding” to “it means everything” to take concussions seriously. … [Read more...] about The Best Advice For Handling Concussions