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adjective Pertaining to a Pt management philosophy in which only the Sx of a particular condition are treated; supportive measures are often taken when no specific and/or effective therapy is available or accessible–eg, viral meningitis, or exotic infections

Patient discussion about supportive

Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. how should i support my wife during this tough period?

A. first of all don't call it a tough period. a happy period might work better. although the wife can get annoyed by it. but she'll get annoyed from anything... just try to make her comfortable. foot massage , bubble baths, movies and popcorn.
it really depends on what kind of person is she and what she likes or not.


Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

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It is a stunning example of the power of supportive housing in the lives of individuals and communities.
Some models of supportive housing are integrated, or "reverse integrated" in which a certain portion of units are set aside for people with disabilities.
Funding awarded for new construction of the West 108th Street Project in Manhattans Upper West Side, which will create 115 units of permanent supportive housing, co-located with a 35-unit transitional shelter.
To combat the many problems associated with lack of housing and mental illness, many states, including Virginia, have begun implementing a model called permanent supportive housing (PSH).
The report analyzes the global cancer supportive care products market in terms of market value (US$ Mn), by drug class, disease indication, region, and distribution channels, and provides information regarding regional market dynamics, regulations, PEST analysis, competitive landscape, current trends, market estimations, and forecast.
In Australia, dialysis and renal supportive care patients who encounter high symptom burden have historically been managed by renal clinics on an ad hoc basis with referral to the palliative care team only occurring in the last few weeks of life.
In February 2004 five stories were covered four Non- Supportive and one Supportive.
The findings suggest that many nonspecific elements of psychotherapy, which are estimated to account for a large percentage of the effect of psychotherapy in older adults according to prior psychotherapy research, are captured by supportive psychotherapy.
According to the index, businesses perceive trade creditors to be the most supportive creditors - but less so then they were six months ago.
Integrating supportive housing for people with disabilities into larger, multifamily, affordable, rental housing developments
Since its lowly beginning, however, supportive psychotherapy has been proven highly effective, and clinicians have developed operating principles that distinguish it from expressive psychotherapy (Table 1, page 31).
Grant resources will be used to broaden access to AVC through community outreach and high school ``bridge'' programs, provide a more accessible and supportive gateway for students to attain bachelor degrees, and sustaining degree gateways, according to Valiotis.

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