THE PATIENT, A man in his early 20s, was clearly distressed, anxious. There were insects, he said, insects crawling around under his skin.The graduate student doing the initial assessment was immediately concerned and went straight to her advisor, Dr. Brian Sharpless, a clinical psychologist and professor at Argosy University in Virginia. The patient sounded psychotic — possibly schizophrenic, she said, and she wanted to know what to do.“Is he by any chance Nigerian?” Sharpless asked. “Yes!” she replied. “How did you know?”“He’s not psychotic — that’s Ode Ori,” Sharpless responded. “He’s having a panic attack.”Ode Ori is, in Nigerian Yoruba culture, the manifestation of acute distress. It’s a crawling sensation in the head and under the skin, noises in the ears, heart palpitations, both an expression of and accompaniment to anxiety. And anxiety calls for a very different treatment protocol … [Read more...] about How culture shapes your mind — and your mental illness
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If you’ve thought school nursing was just about taking temperatures and handing out bandages, a few hours at “Kids First” workshop at University of Texas School of Nursing proves you wrong pretty quickly.During the course of two days last week, about 300 nurses from districts around Central Texas learned about the latest in managing diseases like ADHD, diabetes and mental health disorders, how to recognize child abuse, and how to recognize signs of stress and sleep deprivation in students. They also brushed up on skills such as catheterization, cleaning gastrostomy tubes, changing tracheal tubes and how to recognize abnormal heart and lung sounds and ear infections. Kellee Flemmons and Molly Hinds practice catheterizing a mannequin. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN While school nurses cannot diagnose anything, they might be the first medical professional to see warning signs of life-threatening or chronic illnesses, and they also might be … [Read more...] about What does the school nurse want to know about your child? A lot
Mitigate fear and pull roofs like a pro Author: Chris Vultaggio Publish date: Mar 9, 2017 Horizontal roofs, super steeps, and overhangs are among the most intimidating features in climbing. A ticking pump clock, acrobatic moves, and increased exposure make this type of terrain feel imposing. Climbers either love or hate routes like Yosemite’s Separate Reality, Kachoong on Australia’s Mount Arapiles, the Zombie Roof in Squamish, and nearly anything in the Gunks. Prepare for horizontal movement with the following tips and advice gained from more than a decade of experience on Gunks roofs from 5.3 to 5.12. Leaving the Ground Before pulling onto the rock, have a plan established with your belayer in case communication becomes difficult. Ambient noise and fear can limit the follower’s hearing, and even in close proximity, the angle of rock can prevent any verbal contact whatsoever. A few things to discuss: soft catches, a belay-signal system (rope tugs, … [Read more...] about Climbing Techniques: How to Climb Roofs
Los Angeles Times Published 1:41 pm PDT, Thursday, July 5, 2018 Photo: MarkBoster / TNS Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Andrew Wilson (left) exchanges a fist bump with his attorney Adam Grant before a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court that determined that he will be set free after serving 32-years of a life term for homicide. less Andrew Wilson (left) exchanges a fist bump with his attorney Adam Grant before a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court that determined that he will be set free after serving 32-years of a life term for ... more Photo: MarkBoster / TNS ‘You took 32 years of my life’ — man accuses LAPD of manipulating eyewitness ID 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LOS ANGELES — The teenager stared at 16 mug shots, searching for the face of the man had who stabbed her boyfriend … [Read more...] about ‘You took 32 years of my life’ — man accuses LAPD of manipulating eyewitness ID
By Erika I. Ritchie | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 20, 2018 at 1:22 pm | UPDATED: June 20, 2018 at 11:54 pm LAGUNA NIGUEL – It’s been two months, and Kathie Gross is still rattled by what she calls the “most terrifying experience” of her life. The 49-year-old mother had just left a spin class at Monarch Bay Plaza and was driving home on Crown Valley Parkway when her cellphone rang. She answered and heard what she thought was her daughter Jordan’s terrified voice: “Mom, Mom! They took me and these men put me in a van.” Kathie Gross, 49 at her home in Laguna Niguel on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 was a victim of of a virtual kidnap attempt and for 15-minutes she was convinced that her 12-year-old daughter had been kidnapped. Only after her daughter’s school confirmed that she was safe did Gross realize the she was a victim of a scam. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Kathie Gross, 49, at her home in … [Read more...] about A caller says he has your child and demands a ransom: Is it real or a ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam?