Monthly Archives: July 2011

OVERCOMING CANCER: MENTAL IMAGERY FOR OTHER ILLNESSES

Since many readers of this book do not have cancer but may want to use mental imagery to help deal with pain and other ailments, here is a short mental imagery process, which can be substituted for steps 10 through 19, the cancer portion of the previous activity.1. Create a mental picture of any ailment […]

EMERGENCIES: SCARLET FEVER

Strep throat with a rashScarlet fever is caused by a streptococcal infection, usually of the throat  and gets its name from its characteristic red rash.It is highly contagious, so all members of a household should be tested for the infection if one member is found to have it. It requires a trip to the doctor […]

HOW TO DIAGNOSE BDD IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: BDDQ

Someone who appears to have BDD based on his or her answers on the BDDQ should then be asked questions from the adolescent version of the BDD Module to determine whether BDD is really present (see Appendix C). Because it’s common for adolescents to think a lot about their appearance, it’s important to be sure […]