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Behavioral health

Behavioral health deals with a wider variety of problems than one expects. It establishes an important connection between one’s behaviour and health status, especially the mind, spirit, and body. This branch of healthcare addresses a wide variety of problems including mental health issues, substance abuse, normal habits of a person and so on. Each of these problems addressed by behavioral health carries significant stigma in today’s world.
Why do we see behavioral health issues as an important threat to society? This is mainly due to the prevalence of mental health conditions (1 in 4 people suffer from some form of mental health condition today). Furthermore, statistical evidences show us that the incidence of mental health diseases and substance abuse is really high around the world, it can even be considered an outbreak!
Then comes the question – how can this outbreak be controlled? The outbreak of mental health related issues along with substance abuse requires extra care and attention, especially by healthcare professionals. Family doctors and primary care providers need to be aware of these issues and be smart in collecting this information from their patients in an effort to recognize these problems. However, taking down this history on paper is of little use as later it will only be available to you and your clinic.
The introduction of EHR for behavioral health helps to generate paperless, readily available clinical data for healthcare professionals to recognize and monitor such patients easily. EHR YOUR WAY will help you track these health issues along with other medical conditions the patient suffered from in the past. When this same patient visits a different doctor EHR YOUR WAY will help the patient by providing all necessary details about their past mental health and substance abuse history. In this way, healthcare professionals are able to plan the best possible treatment plan.
The major advantage of EHR YOUR WAY is that the data stored in it cannot be lost. It is designed in such a way that the data is absolutely correct and error free. This clinical data bank helps in the follow-up of patients with substance abuse or mental health conditions. Moreover, doctors will find it easy to prescribe medications by checking the patient’s history using EHR YOUR WAY. Beneficially, doctors will have the patient’s allergy anamnesis to avoid prescribing the wrong medications, increasing patient safety!
EHR YOUR WAY tracks the number of patient visits to the hospital or clinic. This data can be an important diagnostic element in the diagnosis of mental health conditions or substance abuse. By using EHR YOUR WAY the clinician organizes and records healthcare data in a way that makes it accessible anytime, anywhere. As a result, patients spend less time re-providing previously recorded information and doctors are able to manage their time more effectively with patient data at their fingertips.
Finally, EHR YOUR WAY does not require extensive, time-consuming training because of it its user-friendly interface. This makes it more readily available to a variety of users in most clinical and hospital settings.

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What does the level of happiness tell you?

Happiness is merely not a single word, but a collection of emotions. There are different ways people define happiness, but what is happiness to you. Who can give a right explanation for the term happiness? It is really hard to explain what happiness is, as it is a collection of emotions, and also they vary among individuals. Even the stimulus for these emotions may vary from each other. For instance, most people says that happiness is when they get to lay back and stay whole day in the bed without rushing into the office early in the morning, while other says that going to the gym early in the morning is their happiness. You cannot actually strictly define what happiness is.
In some instances, the emotions that made you happy yesterday will not make you happy today. This shows that the happiness is the perception of emotions in that very moment, rather than reacting to determined situations. Generally, psychologists classify the happiness into four levels.
Level 1 is the happiness from objects. People get the happiness from certain objects. These objects connect with the people’s emotion and the outcome is happiness. However, this type of happiness retains only for a short period of time
Level 2 of happiness is when the person compares himself or herself to be superior. This type of happiness stays for slightly longer duration than level 1, but it does not persists for a very longer duration as well. This type of happiness comes from personal satisfaction, for instance after winning a football match, or after passing an exam.
Level 3 of happiness is when a person does good deeds to the others. This type of happiness is when a person feels happy of being morally advanced by being selfless. Everyone cannot go into this level, but a person who has experienced this level of happiness; always want to taste the happiness again and again.
Level 4 of happiness is when the person searches for completeness and fullness. This fullness and the completeness supply a person with perfect happiness.
However, there are instances where lack of happiness is evident and this is not a normal state of the mental health. The exact deviation of the mental health can only be assessed by the mental health provider, in the presence of enough information. That is why he will need to collect a thorough medical history and behavioral history of the person. Why is this important? There are instances where mental health disorders as if depression can be manifested as a symptom of unhappiness. How can the mental health provider diagnose it? These doctors need, to sum up, these data in one place so that they can view all the possibilities for the loss of happiness. The EHR mental health software helps to organize these data for you while letting you to store them and compare the symptoms when needed. In this way, EHR mental health software helps to state the correct diagnosis and also it aids to track the follow-up of a person.

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What defines the attachment style of your partner?

Attachment is something develops beyond our control. It is merely like an addiction to a substance. For instance, an attachment can be developed between a mother and a child. The child starts to depend on the mother for his protection, and even to share his emotions. You can call it as an extreme form of love or a deep emotional bond that perish between two individuals. It can happen in maternal relationships, paternal relationships, between partners and in many other types of relationships.
Nevertheless, everyone enjoys attachment at the beginning, but as the time passes by, some attachments may become painful. Sometimes, over expression of love interferes in the other person’s life as he completely leans on to the other and impacts a huge burden in the form of an attachment. Sometimes, people think that over expression of love is an essential commodity in certain relationships such as between partners. This form of attachment in most situations fail as both the partner does not have a mutual consent for the same type of attachment.
In order to know further about the attachments a person has, you need to understand that attachment has two important components. The first component of attachment checks whether this person can be trusted, while the other component analyses, how to get most of the needs out of the other person. The application of such components can make a stir in a relationship when the attachment style of the two people in a relationship is totally opposite. The resulted conflict can make people hate each other or in most instances to develop OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder. In this form of mental health disorder, when one of the partners is affected by deep attachment, it might disturb the other person’s life. And above all what is dangerous about this condition is that an attachment can make a person go to any extreme in order to get the attachment back.
How do you understand that the attachment your partner has on you is slightly abnormal or weird? Most of the time, it can be seen as a rude behavior when you tries to break or disturb the attachment. In such situations, a mental health provider can only help to make things easy between the partners. The mental health provider collects the history including behavioral history and medical history of the person as a rule. These data need to be in one place as this helps the mental health provider in stating the diagnosis of OCD. The use of EHR medical software helps to feed these data into the software. This software helps to organize all the personal data of a person who comes for help, so that a doctor can see the changes happening in the mental health of the person. Also this EHR mental health software helps to state accurate diagnosis. This diagnosis gives the chance for the necessary corrections and to keep the OCD under control so that the love between the partners will not be affected.

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Mental health disorder; a rule or an exception?

Mental health disorders are increasing day-by-day in our world. The statistics tell that 1 in 5 people are affected by mental health disorder. The critics argue that 1 in 5 people affected by mental health disorder is really high and they further state that such an increase is dangerous.
Even though the statistics say that the mental health disorders are increasing its prevalence, but the number of reported cases are less. Are text book symptoms going to determine the metal health disorder by rule? The critics are exploring this topic in more detail. How does the diagnosis of mental health disorders made? Is it by following certain rule or criteria? There are instances where the criteria rarely match with the clinical picture of the mental health disorder. But, who makes the final call, when the criteria are not matching with the diagnosis, but some symptoms point out to a specific mental health disorder. In such situations, a psychiatrist has to make the final call without making an exception by not considering the specific criteria for that mental health disorder.
On the other hand, there are enough situations where the person does not exhibit any symptoms, but the criteria for that specific mental health disorder is met successfully after performing the psychiatric evaluation. What would a psychiatrist do in such situations? Can he or she make it a rule or an exception? This decision also lies in the hand of the psychiatrist. These are reasons why critics fail to believe that the ratio of 1:5 exists or not.
How can this problem be tackled? The proper recording of the data from the psychiatric evaluation methods, medical history and also the personal history of a person can help to avoid improper diagnosis. How can you achieve this? The use of mental health practice software to feed the data helps to manage a huge volume of necessary data efficiently.
The EHR for mental health providers helps to store important data in one place and this helps in making the accurate diagnosis of many mental health disorders. The use of such interesting software such as EMR software in practice makes the workload of the doctor to diminish by more than 50%. This software is not only a modern upgrade to the paper form of medical history recording, but also an important development in forming and stating an accurate diagnosis.
Afterall it is well understood that this software helps to increase the efficacy of the doctor by reducing the need for paperwork and also by reducing the faulty diagnosis.

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Explanations to irrational thinking

Whether we already know about it or we are trying to understand it, we live in a world full of conformists and it is an inevitable truth that needs to be faced by each of us every day. What does conformity means to us and to the world’s population? The conformity is the way people adjust to their surroundings including the different personalities other people around them bear in order to survive the race of mankind.
We had no clue that we are conformist, but without our acknowledgement, our mind has already acclimatized through a programmed mechanism to be a conformist. There are two types of conformities exist, and both of these types influence on us as one at a time or even together. First type of conformity is the informative type and the other known as a normative type. Most of the time, informative type of conformity is activated to survive personal or individual problems and also with the help of this, we bring solutions to the problems. On the other hand, normative type of conformity arises in situations where there is a need for group decisions, or to follow certain group or society. This type of conformity focuses on accepting certain norms in the society which the society has already agreed upon.
Why do psychologists try to see these types of conformities in people? These conformities are usually present in everyone’s behavior, but there are times where this type of conformity is not visible and even hard to recognize. It can be normal, but there are many instances which show that an absence of any conformity is linked with people affected by mental health illness.
However, it is not easy for a layman to understand these conformity changes and to distinguish people. The mental health providers can assist in finding the true cause behind these situations. This need to be carried out with the help of various psychiatric evaluation techniques. Checking a person’s irrational thinking is one of the most important techniques the health providers use to diagnose such a condition.
Nevertheless, the degree of difficulty in finding a solution for these problems can be established by viewing the total psychiatric evaluation of the person, medical history and present history. The easiest and most reliable method to input these data for clearer visualization is through EHR mental health software. This EHR software for mental health helps to store all the sensitive data in one place and gives a full visualization of the background of the person when a professional is in need to analyze it.
This way EHR for mental health software helps to find out the exact cause of the loss of conformity behaviors. Further, this specialized software can help to keep a track of the medications and therapies prescribed. In this way, mental health therapy software helps to sort out the problems associated with conformity.

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