Specific areas of counselling

Opportunities for basic counselling by the general practitioner are ubiquitous in medical practice. Complex problems require referral but, irrespective of that situation, the general practitioner still has an important role in continuing management. Areas demanding counselling include:

• any crisis situation

• bereavement or grief

• terminal illness/palliative care (Chapter 7)

• marital problems (Chapter 2)

• family problems (Chapter 2)

• sexual dysfunction (Chapter 97)

• anxiety and stress (Chapter 108)

• depression (Chapter 16)

• intellectual handicap in a child

• infertility (Chapter 96)

• any disease or illness, especially severe illness

• sexual abuse/child abuse (Chapter 76)

• domestic violence (Chapter 88)

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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