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pertaining to societies or other groups of people.
social anxiety disorder social phobia.
social breakdown syndrome deterioration of social and interpersonal skills, work habits, and behavior seen in chronically hospitalized psychiatric patients. Symptoms are due to the effects of long term hospitalization rather than the primary illness, and include excessive passivity, assumption of the chronic sick role, withdrawal, and apathy. Such effects are also seen in long term inmates of prisons or concentration camps. Called also institutionalism.
social worker a professional trained in the treatment of psychosocial problems of patients and their families. Family social workers practice social case work. Psychiatric social workers practice various forms of counseling and group or individual psychotherapy. Most social workers have a master's degree in social work (M.S.W.). There are also bachelor's (B.S.W.) and doctoral (D.S.W.) degrees in social work.
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a. Of or relating to human society and its modes of organization: social classes; social problems; a social issue.
b. Of or relating to rank and status in society: social standing.
c. Of, relating to, or occupied with matters affecting human welfare: social programs.
a. Interacting with other people and living in communities: Humans are social creatures.
b. Biology Living together in organized groups or similar close aggregates: Ants are social insects.

so′cial·ly adv.
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Patient discussion about social

Q. how to treat my social phobia?

A. there is a protocol for treating any kinds of phobias. it requires time and a psychologist. it's consisted of learning relaxation methods and doing everything in small steps until you can handle your phobia.

Q. Social Anxiety I have found myself wondering more and more about social anxiety. My partner seemed to develop social anxiety around the same time she was diagnosed bipolar. i am wondering how many of you also suffer from soical anxiety and if you feel it is a result of bipolar disorder (perhaps personal knowledge of the possible behaviours associated with the illness) or if it is a seperate and unrelated symptom?

A. hi,
social anxiety disorder is best defeated by groups like
the Toastmasters International or the dale carnegie course.
The nwork without drugs

Q. I am a social drinker and not an alcoholic. I am a social drinker and not an alcoholic. I had mild drink while being in college. I drink occasionally but get hit by these symptoms. Last night I only had rum & coke and a bottle of cider, and today I'm ill again. I mean, I know people get hangovers, but it seems like alcohol has a dramatic effect on my immune system.

A. Everyones system is different--YOUR body is telling you something?--maybe you shouldnt drink any more?----mrfoot56

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A benefit corporation is a for-profit corporation that has committed in its articles of incorporation to pursuing one or more social benefits in addition to pursuing profit for its shareholders.
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Sickness, health care and disability benefits accounted for 37% of total social benefits. They represented the largest share of social protection benefits in Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and the second largest in all the other member states.
From 1929 (the year the Great Depression began) to 1933 (the trough of the Depression), the share of social benefits to persons tripled.
President of the Republic, Demetris Christofias said on Wednesday that the Cabinet will be called upon to decide on new measures and the targeting of social benefits.
Perception of the respondents on social benefits in relation to different levels of payment of three hundred respondent farmers who constituted the sample, about 16 percent of them have repaid the loan fully, 36.3 percent repaid partially and the rest who account for about half of the total respondents have not at all repaid the loan to the cooperative banks.
Mohammed Bakkar Al Harthy, CEO of Social Benefits, CDA, participated in the training session and shed light on the nature of social benefits and gave examples of social situations, which will pass by the researcher and how to tackle and measure the extent of their ability to analyze such situations.
Today, the Soil Association denied this, saying talks with African farmers about the social benefits of organic farming in the region had driven the decision to allow air-freighted goods to keep the organic seal.
The IPSASB has released exposure draft 34, "Social benefits: disclosure of cash transfers to individuals or households", which proposes disclosure requirements for amounts to be paid to beneficiaries of social benefit programmes.