Social Work Programs

June 14, 2012

Managing Stress Between Sessions

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stress problems We lead very hectic lives today, despite having many conveniences. Most of us rush from work to the store to complete shopping after work, care for kids, cook and then rush back again to work the next day. No one really has the time to relax and unwind it seems because of both the practical necessities and our responses to them. This will eventually lead to fatigue, body aches and a range of health problems. Many people will try to periodically see a masseuse, take yoga or have chiropractic treatments that help to reduce the stress and stress-related health problems. However, many people can’t afford to do so and classes in south florida for yoga are seventeen dollars a session often.

In between regular appointments, many people feel that they lapse back into unhealthy eating, tiredness and stress. They come back to the chiropractor saying, “Oh, I felt so good just after one session but it was a bad week and now everything is aching again.” This can be very frustrating for the practitioner as well as the patient. (more…)

June 7, 2012

Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder And Medication Management

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adhd picture ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome is a condition characterized by hyperactivity and attention problems that can start when children are quite young. About 3-5% of children are affected worldwide. For more than 30%-50% of these children, the symptoms persist into adulthood resulting in a range of emotional and mental problems. According to the latest estimates, more than 4.7% Americans live with ADHD and the condition is more common in males than females. Research has shown that the condition can be managed with effective medication, behavioral management, lifestyle changes and counseling. Most researchers believe that a properly calibrated regimen of counseling and medication can control ADHD.

The most common medications for ADHD include stimulant medications like Ritalin and Adderall and non-stimulant medications like atomoxetine. Both groups of medications are relatively safe but they do have side effects. Ritalin increases the amount of dopamine in the brain soothing the symptoms of ADHD. Adderall contains a mix of amphetamine salts like dextroamphetamine saccharide, and dextroamphetamine sulfate and it is also used to control ADHD but it is considered to be Schedule 2 Drug( only provided on prescription.) Atomoxetine is a non-stimulant medication that is used for ADHD but it does cause a range of side effects like increased heart rate, high blood pressure, abdominal pain and nausea. However, many children and adults are able to control problematical behaviors and concentration issues through the use of medications that are monitored carefully. (more…)

June 4, 2012

Tuition And Costs For MSW Programs

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msw tuition Getting into a MSW program a great accomplishment but the cost for the masters in social work school can be very expensive. Due to rising costs, most colleges and universities have hiked admission fees, tuition costs, accommodation fees and a range of other incidentals that can easily bring the cost of education to an eye-watering amount. Many employers prefer to hire trained MSW graduates over those with the BSW degree so this makes the degree valuable.

Tuition fees of almost every college are high but if you have a good GPA, do well on the graduate record examination, have relevant work or volunteer experience, letters of recommendation and industry experience you may be eligible for a range of aid programs. Students who enroll at private institutions will have higher costs than attending a state school. In addition the area where you live is another factor. If you go to school in Manhattan, the costs of rent, restaurants and other expenditures can be much higher than in a rural area. Do not lie about your state of residence in order to try to get in-state tuition. (more…)

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