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The 8 Symptoms of Parental Alienation Syndrome

It is often in the case of divorces where there is a high level of conflict, the child(ren) of a divorcing couple will be left scarred by the events which precede.  After the papers have been signed and custody decided, one parent – usually the custodial parent, unable to deal with the ramifications of divorce, can begin a campaign of parental alienation against the non-custodial parent.

As is often the case, the targeted parent – the non-custodial parent will not realize what is occurring until it is too late.  The end result is that the targeted parent ends up with a “broken relationship and a severely alienated child.”  There are two victims in a case of PAS:  the targeted child and the targeted parent.

The following article from the Annals of Psychotherapy has identified the 8 symptoms of parental alienation syndrome (PAS).  This will clearly help a targeted parent identify whether their child is clearly suffering from this form of abuse.

“When children get caught in the middle of parental conflict, they are at risk for many psychosocial problems, including alignment with one parent against the other (e.g., Amato, 1994; Johnston, 1994; Wallerstein, Lewis, & Blakeslee, 2001; Wallerstein & Blakeslee, 1996). Especially problematic is when the alignment becomes so entrenched that children join forces with one parent to completely reject and denigrate the other, once-loved parent (Darnall, 1998; Wallerstein & Kelly 1980; Warshak, 2001).

Osteoarthritis Causes and Cures

Osteoarthritis symptoms resemble those of most common forms of osteoporosis and arthritis. As one of the most common forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis (wear and tear of bone cartilage, for whatever reasons) affects almost everyone, especially those who make much use of certain joints, those with certain bone deformities and the aged. Unfortunately for osteoarthritis patients, this condition has no cure, but drugs and calcium supplements can help manage the pain and prevent further wear and tear of the bones.

Osteoarthritis Causes

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that covers bone ends wear and tear. The cartilage, usually, enables smooth joint movement, but when it wears and tears, the bones can be left bare; rubbing against each other during joint motion. Wear and tear of bone cartilages can be caused by inflammation of the cartilage (caused by some illnesses or medications), overuse of a joint, calcium deficit diet and aging. For instance, people who have been very active in say sports or dance or walk or run a lot, are more prone to suffer hip and knee joints inflammation than those who do not.

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Moist wound healing, the latest news on healing your skin

The latest health news on skin healing is moist wound healing.  You have a skin wound and whether it be a cut, abrasion, road rash, or simple skin breakdown, there are new ways to help the healing process along.  In the past, we stuck on a Bandaid, waited for a scab to form and when the scab cracked open, waited for the healing process to begin again.
New theories on wound healing, however,  promote healthy skin development by healing from the inside out, therefore reducing scar formation.

moist-wound-healing-tegadermMoist wound healing is the newest process of healing skin wounds.  Why don’t you try the bench mark wound therapy used in hospitals today?  This process is known as moist wound healing. How do you do it?  The following is a step-by-step process of how you can use this new technique:  First, make sure you don’t have a complicated wound that may be infected or is deeper than a simple burn or a bed sore etc.   If so, or you are unsure, seek appropriate medical care and advice from you doctor or emergency department.

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