social functioning

social functioning

The ability of a person to interact easily and successfully with other people.

social functioning,

n the ability of the individual to interact in the normal or usual way in society; can be used as a measure of quality of care.
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The higher your oxytocin levels, the better your social functioning," Parker said.
First, we predicted that biological, psychological, and social functioning would separately predict pain severity such that lower biological, psychological, and social functioning would be associated with higher pain severity.
NEW YORK -- A further decline in social functioning of adolescents who already display significant social deficits might be a risk marker for psychosis in adulthood, researchers said.
The study also revealed that the hormone can also be useful for treating certain mental health diagnoses, particularly those which involve impaired social functioning.
Not only did ASD and special needs children participate in 'VBS with their typical peers but the ASD children were able to participate in an Autism Ontario-supported social skills curriculum, designed to teach basic social skills and increase social functioning.
Children whose mothers recovered from all depressive symptoms early (within the first three months of treatment) continued to show improvements in both symptoms and social functioning more than a year later.
The overall purposes of the article are to describe the contribution of sociology to social work practice, and to advance the argument that social functioning is a common base for social work practice generally.
Brooks says eating disorders involve not just binging or starving but, as in Wheeler's case, obsession: "Besides anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders or body image problems can take the form of intense preoccupation with weight and appearance, purging or obsessive dieting, and changes in social functioning.
Bringing together children who have a similar illness at camp provides an opportunity for campers to see how other children with their illness are doing, in terms of physical, emotional, and social functioning.
The goal of the integrated paradigm, which the authors present, goes beyond stabilization towards improvement of the personal and social functioning of the individual.
We know that decreases in physical and social functioning can lead to depression, as well, and nursing home residents often have a higher risk for disruptions in their physical and social functioning than the elderly in the community.

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