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In addition to olfactory mem- ories buy discount extra super levitra 100 mg online, other somatic memories might include body buy extra super levitra 100 mg with amex, tactile, and visual ones and should be explored with the couple. Learning communication skills and practicing them through role playing in session provides the couple with alternatives to problematic behaviors and can instill a sense of compe- tence in each of them. Role playing in session allows the therapist to help the couple refine their responses to each other. As treatment continues, the therapist can support the couple in communicating their fears, particularly as issues of trust, intimacy, and sexuality surface. Identification of cognitive distortions that are common in trauma survivors can be changed from "I am damaged goods" (Sgroi, 1982) to statements of empowerment such as, "I am strong for having survived this pain" or "I will not allow what others have done to me to stop me from having a happy life. CASE STUDY In contrast to the other couples we have described, both of whom have been comprised of relatively high-functioning individuals, Glenda and James re- flect a different picture. She has been married four times and presents for couple’s therapy with her fifth husband, James (58), who was a construction worker until his accident two years ago. Glenda is chronically unemployed, she does not concentrate well, has poor follow 284 SPECIAL ISSUES FACED BY COUPLES through, and is chronically depressed. Glenda’s brothers and sisters are all gainfully employed and property owners; one brother is even on the city council. Early in their relationship, James was attracted to Glenda because she was sensitive and seemed to need him so much. James is also get- ting upset because she just doesn’t seem to be able to hold down a job and his meager disability check can’t support them both. After an early molestation by an uncle, Glenda was raped at age 13, and sexually abused in the immediate aftermath by her older brother. While some years ago Glenda was in individual therapy for her abuse issues, she has not been able to afford treatment in some time. A referral to a low-fee counseling clinic has allowed her to resume individual therapy. After six months in this therapy, she returned with James for adjunctive therapy to explore their issues as a couple, paid for by state assistance. Persons with economic challenges must often cope with day-to-day survival in addition to the abuse issues presented here. James’s relatively recent physical disability further compli- cates the presentation. Glenda’s chronic unemployment, poor concentra- tion, and follow-through have led to the diagnosis of a depressive disorder and the prescription of an antidepressant medication. James has suffered a physical loss due to his accident and a significant loss in his ability to pro- vide financially. James is angry that Glenda cannot hold down a job and that she has retreated emotionally from him. Part of the assessment in cases of couples with sexual abuse includes assessing for domestic violence and substance abuse. Harway and Han- sen (1994, 2004) detail how to do an assessment for domestic violence. Holtzworth-Munroe, Clements, and Farris (Chapter 17, this volume) fur- ther detail interventions with this population. While James denies any substance use, he does admit to having hit Glenda because he is "just so frustrated sometimes that I can’t help it. As James’s abusive behavior curtails, the slow building of trust between Glenda and him begins. Glenda has said to James, "Every man in my life has betrayed me sooner or later, so what’s the use of trusting you or letting you into my life. The couples therapist can utilize Glenda’s sense of betrayal and distrust to help her understand that she has the power to modify her thoughts and feelings relative to this issue Treating Couples with Sexual Abuse Issues 285 and that she is capable of communicating her needs in a relationship. This is something that abuse survivors rarely consider, since in the past they have had choices taken from them.
Work is needed on the cultivation of adequate and practicably fair situation-defining emotions generic extra super levitra 100mg otc. The Degree of Urgency Rightly Affects the Type of Inquiry The importance of the pressure of time needs to be fleshed out trusted 100 mg extra super levitra. Just as problems can be ignored through haste, opportunities can be lost in dithering. The theory fails to discuss adequately how urgency necessarily limits considerations. Also, it fails to discuss factors which might affect our attention to central concerns as opposed to peripheral ones. When performing coronary angiography we are not required to consider opportunity costs of failing to promote dietary alteration and exercise. Similarly, an artist designing the lobby of a courthouse is rightly exempted in the process of the endeavor, from her failure to demonstrate outside for better housing. Yet, she should not be immune to consideration of the source of her materials, their cost to the county, to labor and to the environment. The Quality of our Situations is Altered by our Structured Roles Part of what defines a situation for us is what we claim as our role in it. If three people discover an unconscious victim on the street and one says "I know CPR" that person has represented himself as qualified to play a certain role, making new factors relevant in the situation for him. Ambulance sirens had a different import for me on nights off call, when not covering the emergency department of a small town, than they did on my work nights. More Needs to be Understood About Sharing Situations Dewey does not give a full account of when, how and to what extent situations can be shared. The quality of a deathbed scene is one thing for the person dying and another for a medical student present for the first time with a dying person. In order to discuss what is relevant to a situation and what actions are appropriate in it we must be able to know if and how much the quality for us is shared. And, as Hume pointed out, we must cultivate an ability (sympathy) to sense the quality of concurrent situations for others. There are many scenes in the delivery of medical care, for example the scene of a delivery room, and all present share the scene. Dewey certainly cannot mean for individuals sharing scenes to respond only to private qualities, going off on their own without reaching out to understand how other participants experience a "tertiary" quality concurrently. Communication with others is used to bring participants in a scene into sufficiently harmonious understanding of their situations. We need a more fleshed out account than Dewey gives of exactly how situations are shared, are not shared, come to be better shared and when this matters. What a Problem is or should be is Arguable Dewey did not acknowledge up front that what is "problematic" or "unsettled" is often a matter for dispute. The claim that, "It is a mistake to suppose that a situation is doubtful only in a subjective sense. There is no objective proof such as walking on the situation or trying to drive a nail with it to settle arguments about its nature. The nature of a problematic situation, in contrast to that of an objective fact, depends on the values held by the individuals in it. As I write, there is a "problematic" "unsettled" situation about getting enough electric power in the state of California. But some people think that most of the problem is not enough power, some think that most of it is unnecessary use of power, and some think it is collusion and market manipulation by suppliers. These are three ways that this problematic situation can be construed, contrastingly defined by diverging values. Similarly, there is a problem with the fit between hyperactive DEWEY’S VIEW OF SITUATIONS, PROBLEMS, MEANS AND ENDS115 children and their environments. Depending on the values held by families affected, the problem could be with the children or with the available environments. Likewise, some people have a problem with fuzzy images on their televisions, others have a problem with television as a whole. And a rattle in the dashboard is a problem for me but not for some of my passengers. I am not saying that these values are never consistent from person to person and culture to culture. Aches and pains in old age are a problem for anyone, anywhere who is lucky enough to live that long.
Jouret or his codisciples were gradually brainwashed to the point of carrying out their great cosmic intention of departing for Sir- ius extra super levitra 100 mg mastercard, the brightest star in the night sky buy extra super levitra 100 mg fast delivery, by burning themselves to death. As another sign of deviant beliefs, certain adherents of medical move- ments with religious overtones (the Grail, for instance) accept disease as an expression of their terrestrial karma, as a test to be undergone in order to attain divine unity, and they refuse the help of traditional 22 From Alternative Medicine to Patamedicine medicine which they see as an expression of earthly sin. The explosion of the New Age and a new form of everyday magic, the turmoil of the post-war era and the agonizing reassessments of a liberal economy that is reaching its limits, the demise of the autocratic th th ideologies of the 19 and the 20 centuries, the end of the millen- nium — which, for some, meant the end of the world — and the advent of new philosophical and religious paradigms, have all contributed to the haphazard construction of a body of thought that has taken hold among fringe groups. W hile an individual’s choice of one charlatanesque practice or another cannot and should not be challenged, it is our duty to con- sider the consequences these practices have on society as a whole. This includes the economic burden caused by the aggravation of pathologies that went untreated and the need to treat the somatic, corporeal dam- age caused by aberrant techniques, but also the social consequences of the formation of parallel channels that are outside of any control or governing mechanism, and the criminological consequences of the exis- tence of links between patamedicine and cults. In one category are those deriving from historical patamedical pursuits (acupuncture, homeopathy, osteopathy), and in the other are the recent creations, born by spontaneous generation, that are used by individuals suffering from delusions or in the context of organized fraud (ovo- therapy, tele-therapy) — or that may be linked to a "tradition" but are little by little distinguishing themselves, through highly effective mar- keting campaigns (urine therapy). AND THEN CAME HAHNEMANN They know, my brother, that which I have told you, they who do not cure much; and all the excellence of their art consists of pompous gib- berish, and specious prattle, giving you words in place of reasons, and promises in place of effects. First place, in the list of supposedly therapeutic practices that can 1 to lead charlatanism and to patamedicine, goes to homeopathy. Many homeopaths are not out to get rich, nor to turn medicine into a farce, but homeopathy by its very bases represents a source of profit that is out of all proportion to its effectiveness. One has only to look at the an- 2 nual revenue figures for the laboratories that supply this industry. Practiced with conscience and understanding, homeopathy is nei- ther more nor less effective than the traditional array of placebos that flood the dietetic and cosmetic market: pills against ageing, hair loss, and fatigue, and for weight loss, enhanced sexuality, better school per- formance, etc.. Unfortunately, it also serves as a forum for many devi- ant practices and is used as a recruiting ground for many healers, for cults and for the founders of esoteric-medical movements. If proof is needed, here is a piece of mail that I received from an eminent colleague who is a homeopath; all his life he has strived to have the practice of homeopathy carried out within the code of medical practice and the rules of the highest morals. As a teacher of homeopathy and as author of La Matière medical de référence, I am "horrified" by the direction taken by some of my former students, which raises several questions for me. The presentation of which I am sending you a copy is intended mainly for a severely "contaminated" group of which I am about to assume the presi- dency. I doubt very much that the homeopathic press, being dis- trustful and under pressure, will publish it, and I don’t care. This letter was addressed to me shortly after the headlines had been full of the tribulations of the Order of the Solar Temple and the homeopathic doctors associated with it, such as Dr. The Grail Movement had also just been nailed, with two of its leaders arrested in the death of a disciple, due to lack of care. However surprising it may seem, there are practitioners with high standards who still cannot admit that homeopathy bears within itself the seeds of its own devolution; they refuse to notice what simple com- mon sense and a little scientific rigor make clear to any observer who stops to consider the terms of homeopathic action. The Origins of Homeopathy W hile homeopaths sometimes claim to be followers of Hippo- crates, the founder of the homeopathic doctrines and practice is Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). A German doctor who had partially given up his medical practice in 1790 in order to devote himself to translation work, he came to notice that the bark of quinine had certain peculiar effects had when he consumed it. On the strength of this observation, he then set to work to study systematically the effects of various plants and chemicals, on himself 26 And Then Came Hahnemann and his disciples: arsenic, belladonna, digitalis, walnut, broad beans and others. Hahnemann and his disciples then conscientiously noted the various symptoms induced by the products introduced, and looked for similarities to the symptoms observed during well-known illnesses. Quinine seemed to induce the clinical signs of malaria: coldness of the extremities, heart palpitations, tremors, headaches, mental fogginess and thirst. But curiously, Hahnemann and his disciples, from the very incep- tion of their observations, showed a general tendency to ignore certain of the symptoms when they were absent or were inconsistent. Thus, Hahnemann noted himself that after taking quinine he "did not feel that particular shiver of the pernicious attack". From the start, the dice were loaded, since the principal symptom, the fever, is "forgotten" in the statement of the criteria shared by malaria and the signs of intoxi- cation by quinine. Nevertheless Hahnemann derived the guiding principle of home- opathy from these supposed concordances: the "law of similarity", ex- pressed by the Latin proverb Similia similibus curantur ("like cures like"). In the course of the experiments, Hahnemann established a catalogue of the concordances between products and maladies.
On CT extra super levitra 100mg amex, the lesions are isodense to hypodense generic 100mg extra super levitra with mastercard, and frequently enhance following contrast injection. On MRI, the lesions are hypointense on T1-weighted im- ages and hyperintense on T2-weighted images. The MRI may show no contrast enhancement, variable en- hancement, or intense uniform enhancement. The contrast pattern does not correlate with the patho- logical grade of the tumors Dermoid tumors These are midline tumors, found most commonly in the posterior fossa and only rarely in the suprasellar region. These tumors with the lipomas are two uncommon causes of suprasellar "bright spots" Epidermoid tumors These are located along the cisterns in the cerebel- ("pearly tumors") lopontine angle, or in the parasellar area and else- where as in the fourth ventricle, lateral ventricles, cerebrum, cerebellum, and brain stem. On CT, epider- moids appear as low-density lesions that do not en- hance with contrast. The MRI appearance is hypoin- tense compared to brain on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on the T2-weighted images Teratomas and teratoid Found in the pineal region, intrasellar or suprasellar, tumors, including dys- and in the sacrococcygeal region. MRI demon- strates an infiltrating mass that is isointense to brain on T1-weighted images, moderately hyperintense on proton density and T2-weighted images. Homo- geneous enhancement is common in both CT and MRI studies Tsementzis, Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery © 2000 Thieme All rights reserved. Suprasellar and Parasellar Lesions 31 Lipomas Most intracranial lipomas are considered as congenital abnormalities rather than neoplasms. The most com- mon sites are the interhemispheric fissure (50%), the quadrigeminal cistern and pineal region, the suprasel- lar cistern and cerebellopontine angle cistern. CT im- aging shows attenuation values that are in the nega- tive range, usually –30 to –100 HU, and are isodense to subcutaneous fat. MRI demonstrates lipomas high in intensity on T1-weighted images and intermediate to low on T2-weighted images. Head and neck tumors may demonstrate peri- neural spread through the foramen at the skull base into the brain; e. Metastases are typically isointense on T1-weighted images and moderately hyperin- tense on T2-weighted images. Moderate enhance- ment occurs after gadolinium injection Chondrosarcoma Rare tumor arising from embryonal residues, endo- chondral bone, or cartilage and located at the skull base, parasellar region, in the meninges, or in the brain. CT demonstrates a mass (calcified in 60% of cases) and enhancing neoplastic tissue. The CT is probably more specific for this tumor, because of its sensitivity to calcium Lymphoproliferative disorders – Lymphoma Intrasellar and suprasellar component. May involve the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, infundibular stalk in older adults – Granulocytic sar- Primitive myeloid cell tumor; rarely involving the CNS coma or chloroma Olfactory neuro- blastoma Tsementzis, Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery © 2000 Thieme All rights reserved. On CT imaging, partic- ularly with bone windows, erosion can be demon- strated at the petrous apex. On MRI, the lesions are smooth masses, isointense on T1-weighted images and with high intensity on T2-weighted images, with avid enhancement and intratumoral "cystic" changes observed within the enhancing mass CNS:centralnervoussystem;CT:computedtomography;HU:Hounsfieldunit;MRI:magnetic resonance imaging. MRI of these lesions demonstrates a variable intensity depending on the cyst contents, and the le- sions enhance much less than craniopharyngiomas Sphenoid sinus muco- Mucoceles are most common in the frontal and eth- celes moidal sinuses, with sphenoid sinus mucoceles the least common. MRI shows varying in- tensities, depending on the protein concentration and viscosity, but most mucoceles are hyperintense on T1- weighted images and T2-weighted images, with pe- ripheral enhancement (not solid, as in neoplasms) Arachnoid or lepto- Approximately 15% of arachnoid cysts occur in the su- meningeal cysts prasellar region. The CT density and MRI intensities of these cysts are those of CSF; they are not associated with enhancement or calcification. Cister- nography can be helpful in differentiating these cysts from an ependymal cyst of the third ventricle or an enlarged third ventricle due to aqueduct stenosis Tsementzis, Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery © 2000 Thieme All rights reserved. Sagittal T1WI shows a partially thrombosed (flow void ap- pearance) giant aneurysm of the tip of the basilar artery extending retrochi- asmatically into the suprasellar cisterns compressing the brain stem. Coronal T1WI demonstrates a sellar/suprasellar ring enhancing lesion containing necrotic fluid. Sagittal T1WI with a retrochiasmatic cyst extending into the suprasellar cisterns with an intensity signal identical to that of cerebrospinal fluid.
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