Don't eat that Meat.

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    USDA recalls 143 mln lbs of beef from Calif plant

    • <LI class=publication>Reuters
    • Sunday February 17 2008
    WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Sunday it had recalled 143 million pounds of beef produced by a California plant accused of mistreating animals, marking the largest beef recall in the country's history.
    The USDA described it as a Class 2 recall, meaning there was a low risk of illness.
    USDA officials said the meat comes from animals slaughtered and processed since Feb 1, 2006, when the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co was first considered being in noncompliance with USDA animal inspection rules.
    The recall was ordered because the plant violated rules barring the slaughter of "downer" cattle in almost all cases as a precaution against mad cow. Downer refers to cattle unable to walk.
    The department told reporters it was not sure how much of the recalled meat had been consumed, but that there was a very remote chance of anyone becoming ill from consuming these products.

     
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    Nooooooo....Stop these threads ....Pleaseeeeeeee
     
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    Please get help Arliss for your HPD, perhaps from a teacher..
     
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    thanks for sharing....I have a neighbor who teachers in a nearby school... I will be sure to share your information with her..my motto has always been..each one teach one
     
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    Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductiveness, usually beginning in early adulthood.
    The essential feature of the histrionic personality disorder is a pervasive and excessive pattern of emotionality and attention-seeking behavior. These individuals are lively, dramatic, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. They may be inappropriately sexually provocative, express strong emotions with an impressionistic style, and be easily influenced by others.
    The literature differentiates HPD according to gender. Women with HPD are described as self-centered, self-indulgent, and intensely dependent on others. They are emotionally labile and cling to others in the context of immature relationships. Females with HPD over-identify with others; they project their own unrealistic, fantasied intentions onto people with whom they are involved. Pathology increases with the level of intimacy in relationships. Women with HPD may show inappropriate and intense anger. They may engage in manipulative suicide threats as one aspect of general manipulative interpersonal behavior.[1]
    Males with HPD usually present with identity diffusion, disturbed relationships, and lack of impulse control. They have antisocial tendencies and are inclined to exploit physical symptoms. These men are emotionally immature, dramatic, and shallow.[2] Both men and women with HPD engage in disinhibited behavior.[3]
    People with this disorder are usually able to function at a high level and can be successful socially and at work. However, histrionic personality disorder may affect a person's social or romantic relationships or their ability to cope with losses or failures. People with this disorder may seek treatment for depression when romantic relationships end, although this is by no means a feature exclusive to this disorder. They often fail to see their own situation realistically, instead tending to dramatize and exaggerate. Responsibility for failure or disappointment is usually blamed on others. They may go through frequent job changes, as they become easily bored and have trouble dealing with frustration. Because they tend to crave novelty and excitement, they may place themselves in risky situations. All of these factors may lead to greater risk of developing depression.
     
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    Mem I am really starting to like you....you are a wealth of information.....do you have any more such posts you can share with me....? I am really learning a lot.....thanks for sharing....:biggrin1::tongue::smile:
     
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    [edit] Causes

    The cause of this disorder is unknown, but childhood events and genetics may both be involved. It occurs more frequently in women than in men. Histrionic Personality Disorder is only rarely found in men; men with similar symptoms are often diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder.[4]
    Little research has been conducted to determine the biologic sources of this disorder. Psychoanalytic theories incriminate seductive and authoritarian attitudes by fathers of these patients.[5]

    [edit] Risk Factors

    Genetics
    • Major character traits may be inherited
    • Other character traits due to a combination of genetics and environment including adverse childhood experiences[6]
    [edit] Symptoms

    The symptoms include:
    • Constant seeking of reassurance or approval.
    • Excessive dramatics with exaggerated displays of emotions.
    • Excessive sensitivity to criticism or disapproval.
    • Inappropriately seductive appearance or behavior.
    • Excessive concern with physical appearance.
    • A need to be the center of attention (self-centeredness).
    • Low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification.
    • Rapidly shifting emotional states that may appear shallow to others.
    • Opinions are easily influenced by other people, but difficult to back up with details.
    • Tendency to believe that relationships are more intimate than they actually are.
    • Making rash decisions
    • Threatening or attempting suicide to get attention.[7]
    [edit] Diagnosis

    The person's appearance, behavior, and history, and a psychological evaluation are usually sufficient to establish the diagnosis. There is no test to confirm this diagnosis. Because the criteria are subjective, some people may be wrongly diagnosed as having the disorder while others with the disorder may not be diagnosed. Treatment is often prompted by depression associated with dissolved romantic relationships. Medication does little to affect this personality disorder, but may be helpful with symptoms such as depression. Psychotherapy may also be of benefit.[citation needed]

    [edit] Diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV-TR = 304.50)

    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a widely used manual for diagnosing mental disorders, defines histrionic personality disorder as a pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
    1. Is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention
    2. Interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior
    3. Displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions
    4. Consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self
    5. Has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail
    6. Shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion
    7. Is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances
    8. Considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are.
     
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