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PH: DOH sends medical teams to assist in screening drug addicts
 

PH: DOH sends medical teams to assist in screening drug addicts

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A team of 35 professionals, including medical doctors, nurses, psychologists and IT staff, have been deployed by the Department of Health (DOH) to help handle drug surrenderees in the MIMAROPA region.
 
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20 Nov 2016 - General
 
The latest edition of the DSM manual no longer distinguishes users from abusers. The current criteria categorizes all users depending on the number of criterion fulfilled. I think that this project is useful and its good that the department of health is becoming involved in the identification of drug users. This is also a unique opportunities for the participants to learn from the journey. I think that more psychiatry residents should be involved in this endeavor for further clinical exposure. I...
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There has been a lot of victims who voluntarily surrendered theirselves to the authorities eversince the new administration has set in. I think the manpower of psychologists, doctors and nurses are still lacking due to the huge number of the patients. Drug abuse is a serious mental disorder and needs long term rehabilitation program. I hope that these people may all soon recover from the addiction and never ever turn back to what they have did before. They are just simply doing the best decision...
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