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August 2019

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Heart To Heart

With increasing improvement in medical sciences, patients who have suffered a heart attack and stroke are able to live a long and productive life. In patients with such chronic infirmity, effective improvement is based on continuity of care backed by the education of the patient, who is encouraged to participate in managing his illness. Communication between the doctor and the patient is important to improve the quality of life. The quality of communication received is a major determinant of patient behavior and attitude. A well-communicated patient could be easily distinguished from many by his satisfaction with the doctor, comprehension, and memory of the information received treatment adherence, level of reassurance and cooperative response to the relationship with the physician.

The grown-ups and the restless

One of the hand-over of modern times is the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a common reason for children’s impaired functioning at home, school or social situation. This is the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorder of childhood, affecting an estimated 3 – 5% of school aged children. This disorder is distinguished by inattention, hyperactivity, impulsiveness and behavioural instability of the affected child. Such children not only have learning disabilities during their formative years. Recent research has suggested that many of these children grow up as emotionally unstable, disorganized and careless adults. They have compatibility problems with their colleagues as well spouses and are twice as likely to be divorced.