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Unlike diabetes and other chronic disorders, there is no single test that can detect ADHD.  Rather, ADHD tests and rating scales are used in combination to discern a pattern that determines if a child has ADHD or not.  During the initial evaluation, behavioral scales and questionnaires are indispensable in detecting the presence and severity of symptoms and of other learning disorders, and determining whether the child will need more tests.  If you suspect that your child has ADHD, it might help if he or she takes one of the tests listed below.  Besides symptoms of the disorder, these tests are designed to measure the child’s personality, intellectual functioning, and problem-solving style.  Although some of the behavioral scales listed below can be downloaded from the Internet for free, a professional will need to interpret them for you to understand the results.

Connor’s Rating Scales Revised (CRS-R)

Connor’s Rating Scales (Revised) aims to evaluate and assess the symptoms of ADHD in children through observer ratings and self-report ratings.  The CRS-R test is readily available in guidance offices, clinics, pediatricians’ offices, and mental health clinics, and is usually administered during the initial interview with the parents.  The CRS-R comes in three parts: the self-report (which is to be answered by the child), the teacher report, and the parent report.  The three parts come in long and short versions.  As soon as the test has been completed, the learning expert will display the results in easy-to-understand graphs so you can see the severity of your child’s case and the problem areas that need to be looked into.

Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)

The Child Behavior Checklist is a parent-rating behavioral scale that is widely used because of its high reliability.  The CBCL is a rather lengthy assessment that includes over a hundred items on the child’s social competence and behavioral problems (e.g., aggressive behavior, depression, anxiety, withdrawal, and other social problems).  Besides detecting ADHD, the CBCL is also used to screen for any possible co-morbid psychological problems or learning disorders that will need to be addressed during treatment.

Barkley Home Situations and School Situations Questionnaire

According to the diagnostic criteria of ADHD, a child’s inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity have to be present in at least two settings: home and the school.  This is the basis behind the design of Barkley’s Home Situations Questionnaire and School Situations Questionnaire rating scales.  These two scales list ADHD-like behavior in the home environment and in the school environment. The teacher and parent are asked to rate the severity of each behavior, and the scale is then given to the appropriate specialist for analysis.  Most schools carry the Barkley Home Situations and School Situations Questionnaire, along with a guide that will help parents and teachers understand the child’s situation, establish a reward system, and decrease unwanted behavior. 

SNAP IV Teacher and Parent Rating Scale

The SNAP-IV assessment is also a rating scale to be filled out by teachers and parents.  It contains 90 items that describe inattentive, aggressive, and impulsive behaviors associated with ADHD, as well as a rating scale to measure the severity of each.

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Source by Dr. Yannick Pauli

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Guys like to be able to show off an unblemished manhood, but that’s not always possible. Sometimes they inspect their members and find penis bumps which they hadn’t seen before, and this can raise questions. Is his penis health sub-par? What is causing these penis bumps? Knowing about penis bumps can help a guy know what to do – so this quiz can help test a man’s knowledge about this subject.

Quiz questions

1) True or False: If a guy has penis bumps, he has a social disease.

2) Which of the following is NOT true about Fordyce Spots?

a. They are small (1-3 mm usually).

b. They are dangerously malignant.

c. They are common.

d. They are visible sebaceous glands.

3) True or False: Fordyce spots are more readily visible on a tumescent member than on a flaccid one.

4) These penis bumps typically appear around the ridge of the head of the member, usually in one or two rows. They are small, raised and may be reddish, whitish or flesh-colored. Although their appearance may cause alarm, they are harmless and don’t need treatment. Some studies suggest about 25% of men have them, and intact men are more likely to possess these bumps. Their scientific name is hirsuties coronae glandis. What are they more commonly known as?

5) True or False. Lymphoceles may appear after partner-based sensual activity, but not after self-stimulation.

6) True or false. Penis warts are a form of cancer.

Quiz answers

1) False. In some cases, penis bumps MAY indicate an STI, such as herpes or HPV. But there are many non-social disease causes of penis bumps.

2) B. Fordyce spots are NOT malignant but are instead benign. They do not occur due to any illness nor do they cause any medical or health problems.

3) True. They are typically visible on the balls at any time, but much less likely to be seen on the member when it is in its resting state.

4) Pearly penis papules, or PPP.

5) False. A lymphocele is a hard bump that usually appears on the shaft of the member near the head, caused by a lymph channel getting blocked. It is a temporary occurrence caused by the manhood receiving friction from a tightened grip or other body part, and can definitely be caused by self-stimulation.

6) False. Penis warts, which are bumps that can vary in their size and often have a cauliflower-like appearance, are not a cancer. However, they are caused by HPV (the human papillomavirus), a social disease which affects about 79 million Americans. HPV also is not a cancer, but it can bring about changes in the body which may then cause cancer, including penis cancer, anal cancer and a cancer that affects the throat and tongue. Many people who get HPV suffer no problems, and so they may not be aware they have been infected. Penis warts, however, are a sign of infection, and they can alert a doctor to monitor an infected person to catch any signs of cancer in its early stages. (And again, not every person with HPV or penis warts gets cancer.)

As this quiz indicates, penis bumps are not always a signal that there is a penis health problem. But it always helps to maintain maximum penis health just in case, so guys should daily apply a top notch penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Keeping member skin healthy can be beneficial, so the ideal crème should include both a high-end emollient (such as shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E). The crème should also include L-carnitine, especially among men whose manhood engages in a lot of friction-based activity which can diminish valuable sensitivity. L-carnitine helps to protect the member from loss of sensation due to rough handling.

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Source by John Dugan

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There are many physical fitness tests to measure how physically fit you are. These tests will measure you’re ability for strength, endurance, flexibility, speed and power. Here are a few of the more popular tests.

Strength Tests

  • One rep max – Use for any lift to test strength
  • Sit up test – Core strength
  • Push up test – Strength and endurance

Endurance Tests

  • Balke 15 minute run – Measure VO2 max
  • Cooper 12 minute run – Measure VO2 max
  • Shuttle run – Aerobic power for multi-sprint sports

Speed and Power Tests

  • 30 meter sprint – Measures power
  • Illinois agility test – Multi-sprint sports
  • Standing long jump – Explosive power
  • Standing vertical jump – Explosive power
  • Hexagon drill – Test to measure agility, balance and quickness

Flexibility Tests

  • Sit and reach – Measures lower back and hamstring flexibility
  • Trunk rotation
  • Groin flexibility

These are great tests to see how you measure up in certain areas and to see where you need to improve. Each sport consists of different movements and different muscle fitness requirements. So before you start measuring every test on the list, try to break down your sport in to it’s more specific movements.

Soccer will benefit from speed and power while runners will benefit more from endurance and wrestlers could benefit from strength tests.

Before you start any test make sure you stretch and warm up properly. To increase you abilities on a specific test, focus on the type of fitness required. Lift heavy weights for strength, sprint for speed and power, and run for endurance.

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Source by Nick Gearhart

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In my years of private practice specializing in couples therapy, I have come to some central truths about elements vital to marital health and the prognosis for intimate relationships based on ten critical factors. Give yourself and your spouse a giant service by each taking this ten minute test and comparing notes.

If individually or together you average below 80% when you tally up, your marriage is limping along and needs some work! If your scores are 80% or higher, you are already doing a lot of things right, and it’s probably not an accident. Now your job is to become more aware of who’s doing what to nurture the marriage, so you can both commit to consciously continuing the good work!

Rate your relationship on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the highest score:

1. Do you both have an overall feeling of happiness in your relationship?

2. Do you spend quality time together on a regular basis?

3. Do you divide the chores of life (childcare, bill paying, housework, laundry, shopping, earning a living, etc.), in a way which feels fair and even-handed to you both?

4. Do you show appreciation and respect for eachother?

5. Do you feel free enough to speak openly about your wants, needs, and hurts?

6. Do you each put energy into being emotionally / sexually close?

7. Do your fights feel safe and ultimately productive?

8. Do you honor eachother’s need for space (alone time, individual friendships)?

9. Do you protect eachother from other people’s unacceptable or hurtful behaviors?

10. Do you keep agreements and promises?

Reflect upon, and discuss your results and scores. In areas where you have scored lower, resolve to making one significant change with an action plan in the coming weeks, as a good beginning. Retest yourselves in one month and notice any improvements, then move on to another area of weakness and do the same thing. If nothing seems to shift in a meaningful way, you may consider professional help.

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Source by Susan Lager

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