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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

Moderately: Precision depends on the practitioner and not the discipline. As in many fields of medicine, many pracitices are understood with a degree of certainty, but many others are vaguely defined.

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According to psychiatry, is anyone normal?

According to psychiatry, is anyone normal?

Philosophically...: The "ideal" in medical treatment is to achieve a healthy norm. This is very difficult to achieve, but should always be the goal. In psychiatry this means helping patients (as much as possible) develop the ability to realistically experience and navigate the world, enabling them to adapt to stressors while they experience life's joys, losses, and disappointments with a healthy range of emotions.

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How are psychiatry and neuropsychiatry different?

How are psychiatry and neuropsychiatry different?

Really the same: Neuro psychiatry and psychiatry are synonymous. The first is an older term, which seems to still be popular in some areas of the country.

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What are the differences between psychiatry and neuropsychiatry?

What are the differences between psychiatry and neuropsychiatry?

Type of training: Both psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrists (behavioral neurologists) both start with medical school. Psychiatrists focus on psychiatric disorders, most of which have no identified brain cause; neuropsychiatrists get additional training in neurology and focus on disorders that may have a defined brain problem such as a stroke that is causing or contributing the behavioral difficulties.

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Child psychiatry doctors?

Child psychiatry doctors?

Child Psychiatry: Doctors specializing with treating children & adolescents had obtained board certification in general psychiatry & did extra training & certification to specialize in working with youngsters.

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We know nothing about child psychiatry wards?

We know nothing about child psychiatry wards?

Visit Programs: If you are in need of psychiatric hospitalization, the fist thing to do is to have a talk with your childĀ“s psychiatrist about different options and where he feels comfortable taking care of your child. You can visit the different hospitals and inquire about their structure and programs as well. Good luck to you.

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Can orthomolecular psychiatry treat schizophrenia?

Can orthomolecular psychiatry treat schizophrenia?

Orthomolecular Psy.: It claims that the causes of psychotic disorders are food allergies, low sugar, low thyroid, heavy metal toxicity, pyroluria (improper hemoglobin synthesis), histadelia (high histamine & basophils in blood), & histapenia (high copper with low histamine). So far, use of megavitamins & nutrients to correct such claimed deficits have not proven successful in treating schizophrenia.

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What's the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

What's the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

Talk vs. Medication: Clinical psychologist might help you through the life-style changes on emotional, cognitive and behavioral levels through various techniques. While psychiatrist are potentially trained in provision of psychotherapy, their primary focus is medication management if the stress becomes unbearable and functioning of the client is impaired.

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How much does state health insurance cover for therapy and psychiatry visits? Does it differ state by state?

Yes - Varies: This will vary from state to state. You will want to get a phone number or web site that you can use to check benefit.

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How does psychiatric genotyping work? I recently had the genecept assay done. Is this the future of psychiatry?

How does psychiatric genotyping work? I recently had the genecept assay done. Is this the future of psychiatry?

Genes & Imaging: The future in psychiatry will be characterized by genotyping patients in order to (a) clarify if they are fast or slow metabolizers of medications in order to more accurately dose medications, and to (b) determine if they are likely to respond to a specific medication or brain stimulation treatment. Functional brain imaging will also help direct psychiatric treatment.

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What is psychiatry's main explanation for why some people react to adverse circumst. W/ ease and others w/ killing themselves?

What is psychiatry's main explanation for why some people react to adverse circumst. W/ ease and others w/ killing themselves?

Personality types: Personality types, personality disorders, and some psychiatric diseases would determine responding in different occasions. We develop our personalities upon our genetic load, temperament, life experiences, and adaption to life events. Some individuals are most likely to react in a catastrophic manner, act dramatically and even drastically in certain circumstances, while others do the opposite.

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Do universities or researches ever recruit for case studies? (not looking to get paid) neurology, maybe psychiatry psychology?

Do universities or researches ever recruit for case studies? (not looking to get paid) neurology, maybe psychiatry psychology?

Yes: Look up clinicaltrials. Gov on the internet. You can find studies that might be of interest to you and give information on recruitment.

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What is the difference between psychopharmacology and psychiatry? Would a psychopharmacologist help more in finding the correct medicine?

Definitions: A psychopharmacologist is typically a psychiatrist who identifies as having studied psychiatric medications in significant depth and has a very technical approach to medication management. If someone is looking for purely medication management and possibly has had difficulties finding a helpful medication in the past, then a psychopharmacologist is a good option to try.

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What is decompensation in psychiatry?

Loss of function: Decompensation refers to a person losing functionality as a result of strain or stress, usually secondary to life pressures or to a specific disorder such as schizophrenia or depression. The ability to do day-to-day tasks deteriorates, which can be the start of a vicious cycle because it increases stress and strain.

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Why are misdiagnoses so common for psychiatry?

B/c of subjectivity: Misdiagnosis is more common in psychiatry b/c of it's subjective nature. Absence of physical signs, less help from lab work, imaging studies & physical exam. Although, psychiatric diagnoses may be almost as accurate, if a good history is taken, applying dsmiv-tr criteria, ruling out all other possible causes, excellent observation, doing relevant labs, imaging studies & checking 6 major groups.

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Does psychiatry basically ignore the behavioural symptoms?

Does psychiatry basically ignore the behavioural symptoms?

My goodness!: I'm not sure where an idea like this about psychiatry would come from. Behavior is one of the areas in which psychiatric symptoms and disorders express -- so how could we possibly ignore it? Behavior produces objectively observable data. To correctly understand behavior requires information from the patient: thoughts & emotions, both conscious and unconscious. Truly biopsychosocial.

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How much precise is the science of psychiatry in the u.S.?

Psychiatry: Over last 10 years its a giant leap in field of mental health better clear understanding of various illnesses as well as development of refined less damaging medications with precise managements available.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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