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Suicide

Self imposed death stemming from depression.  Risk Factors  1. Theories of Suicide  Anger turned inward: anger that was previously directed at someone else is turned inward.  Hopelessness, depression, and guilt: desperate feelings of the client. A history of aggression and violence: rage …

Basic concepts and processes

PHARMACOKINETICS   Pharmacokinetics involves drug movement through the body (ie, “what the body does to the drug”) to reach sites of action, metabolism, and excretion. Specific processes are absorption, distribution, metabolism (biotransformation), and excretion. Overall, these processes …

Introduction to Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the study of drugs (chemicals) that alter functions of living organisms. Drug therapy, also called pharmacotherapy, is the use of drugs to prevent, diagnose, or treat signs, symptoms, and disease processes. When prevention or cure is not a reasonable goal, relief of sympto…

How to Spot Toxic Positivity

I generally like being around positive people as much as anyone else does. They’re enthusiastic, uplifting, optimistic, and seem excited about life. But there are negative sides of positivity -- maybe you’ve encountered some of them before. You might even recognize yourself in some of t…

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is classified as a metabolic bone disorder.