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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Social functioning, however, is a key aspect in the quality of life and it is frequently referenced that social connections and networks in both professional work and personal relationships are the single most important factor and predictor of well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction.
The higher your oxytocin levels, the better your social functioning," Parker said.
In contrast, there was little evidence that language problems adversely affected social functioning in children with ADHD" (Pediatrics 2014;133:793-800).
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.
4) Social functioning can be defined as a person's ability to work, to engage in social relationship, to attend to self-care, and to participate in recreational and community activities.
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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