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Identify the optimal sleep duration (adults).


Identify 1 risk factor, 1 symptom, and 1 prevalence of fatigue. 

risk factors - drug/alcohol use, lack of exercise, jet lag, medication, lack of sleep, unhealthy eating habits

symptoms - chronic tiredness, heachache, dizziness, aching/soreness, slowed reflex responses, impaired decision making, irritability

prevalence - common symptom with rates varying between 4-45%, 38% of US workers reported fatigue, young adults (15-24)


Identify 3 risk factors of burnout.

heavy workload

struggle with work-life balance

"helping professions"

<55 years of age

gender (females are more prone)


What part of the brain is associated with the formation of long-term memory?



Who's that pokemon?



Elaborate on the effects of lack of sleep on your physical health?

Sleep deficiency is linked to many chronic health problems, like heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity, and depression. It is also linked to a higher chance of injury in adults, teens, and children.


Define thyromegaly

Thyromegaly (aka goiter) is a disorder in which the thyroid gland becomes abnormally enlarged.


Identify 1 risk factor, 1 symptom/sign, and 1 prevalence that MDD and burnout share.

risk factors - environmental stressors, lack of resources, gender (female), younger population

signs/symptoms - feeling trapped/helpless, disrupted sleep, fatigue/lack of energy, change in weight (diet), irritability, difficulty concentrating

prevalence - more common in females


Discuss the main components of a patient's history

history of patient illness

past medical history

past surgical history

family history



social history


Kevin, Stuart, and Bob are the 3 protagonists of which animated film?



Summarize the findings of The Lancet article (Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption)

Alcohol consumption was roughly linearly associated with a higher risk of stroke, coronary disease excluding myocardial infarction, heart failure, fatal hypertensive disease; and fatal aortic aneurysm. But increased alcohol consumption was log-linearly associated with a lower risk of myocardial infarction. 


Explain how diet can positively affect your health.

A diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy (or a Medeterranian diet which includes these things and more) reduces your risk of heart disease by maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Too much salt and saturated fats in your diet could cause hypertension and high cholesterol.

Serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan, so eating foods containing tryptophan (meat, fish, poultry) along with carbohydrates can be a "mood booster". (UCSD) 


Explain how burnout can affect a medical professional's ability to work.

Burnout can affect one's drugs and alcohol usage, sleep, memory, etc. These things can lead to a number of things from depersonalization with the patient, impairment of grief, increase in mental health challenges, suicidal ideation, and memory formation. 


Outline the mechanism for fast-response and slow-response stress

Fast-response: NE and E affect the CNS and smooth muscles; this results in vasoconstriction, increased BP, HR, cardiac output

Slow-response: CRH > ACTH > cortisol; triggers a large release of glucose to act as an immediate energy source for large muscles


By what stage name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known as?

Lady Gaga


Which labs would be used to test for a metabolic cause of fatigue?

Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP-14)

Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differentials

Iron with Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)


Identify what happens to memory development when sleep is not involved. 

Short-term memory doesn't have a chance to be transfered over to long-term. You will also have a hard time recalling old infomationan and absorbing new info. 


Identify some ways to treat burnout.

CBT, MBSR, medications (SSRIs, SNRIs, and Benzodiazepines), & meditation


What is the main difference between depression/anxiety and adjustment disorder?

The time symptoms started appearing.  Adjustment disorder is caused by a stressful event that happened within the past 3 months. 


In what year was the first iPod released?



What are some biopsychosocial factors that can affect one's health?




family life

previous trauma



Identify some relaxation techniques/activities that you do to take care of yourself. 

(Tulan's example) I try to do some morning stretches. Make sure to set some time everyday for myself and do stuff like play acnh or sleep. 

Summarize what persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) is.  

low mood for at least 2 years along with symtoms of depression


What is the contact info for UIW's behavioral health services?

210-832-5656 (210 tea lolo)


How many bones are in an elephant's trunk?