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Which Kind Of Memory Is Disrupted By Electroconvulsive Therapy
Retrograde Amnesia: Memory loss w/ ECT is more likely to impair recent memories than ingrained ones. The more "fresh" the memory, the more likely it may be lost. It is not entire loss of memory, but rather "holes" in your memory. For example, you may remember who attended your recent birthday party, but have no recollection of any gifts. Unilateral electrode placement affects memory more than right unilateral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some Confusion: Electro convulsive therapy (ect), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rtms), and deep brain stimulation (dbs), are used in the treatment of major depression. Only ECT and rtms have fda approval. In ECT an electric charge is passed through the brain, in rtms strong magnetic fields are created in areas of the brain, and with dbs implanted electrodes deliver electricity to the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke and mood: Yes! Frontal lobe strokes can cause personality and/or mood changes. The FLs when healthy act as our "filter", keep us from losing control of our emotions, help us maintain attention, among other things. Damage to certain frontal areas can cause difficulty controlling anger, tendency to be 'black and white' in your thinking, or even depression. Yes these can be permanent, but also can be treated.. ...Read more
Looks promising : Refractory depression is often hard to treat. Tms offers a safe but expensive treatment which can be offered following failure to just one antidepressant. The treatments are usually 5 days a week and go on for 4-5 weeks in the parts of dallas I am familiar with.I wish insurance would cover this more often. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Any side effect of 2 daneuron which consists of B6 400mg? Understand that overdosage of B6 can caused sensory neuropathy. What is the max dosage?
Is there a treatment for brain damage caused by overdose of anti-psychotic medication taken as a young child?
Likely no: As you can imagine, this is a very general question without any details regarding the actual medication given, the medication effects, the patient's psychiatric disease, nor any imaging or psychologic exam findings. In spite of the general nature of the question, it is fairly safe to say that any damage potentially caused by medications as a child would be irreversible in adults. ...Read more
It's not: That's totally made up and kept going by politicians and scaremongers. You can do a bad scientific study and get people to answer questions in a way that will link anything to anything. The radiation isn't the gene-damaging, cancer-causing type. Do you think that if earphones caused cancer, the world's spymasters -- the best-informed people of all -- would use earphones? ...Read more
Is there such thing as a procedure to permanently disable the nausea and vomiting center of the brain? Suffer from extreme form of GAD & emetophobia.
Got news for you: EVERYONE has emetophobia. NOBODY likes to throw up. If nausea & vomiting weren't selected for by evolution, we wouldn't do it. The various vomiting triggers are handled by several loosely organized neuronal nuclei in the (VERY SMALL) medulla oblongata coordinated by a central pattern generator. There is no 1 vomiting center. Ablation of that much medullary tissue is not compatible with life. ...Read more
Why is poor grooming part of the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia? Is it different from poor grooming found in other disorders like depression?
Poor grooming: Along with delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech & behavior, and negative symptoms like affective flattening, part of the criteria for schizophrenia include social/occupational dysfunction. Self-care can be part of this, and lack of it can show in poor grooming. Depressed people may also have poor self-care and/or grooming, but their overall symptom picture differs from schizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any therapy to improve the cognitive skills after having bacterial meningitis? The effects of meningitis is not much.
Menningitis ?: Unless menigitis causes a lot of swelling we usually don't see cognitive changes unless these is spread to the brain itself (encephalitis) the exceptions include brain injury form a sustained high fever or problems related to seizures. Your starting point is to discuss this with your neurologist. He might want to refer you to a cogntive specialist (eg, behavioral neurologist or neuropsychologist). ...Read more
What electrical problems of brain that cause poor sleep. Could it be detected by an EEG ordered by doctor.what could be the type of treatment?
Poor sleep & brain: Sometimes poor sleep is driven by brain activity. This often occurs with stimulants, like caffeine and amphetamines. Although there is altered brain activity with certain medications, this activity is not normally something that can be measured. An EEG would generally not help to diagnose causes of abnormal sleep. The one exception is when seizures occur during sleep. ...Read more
What is the procedure of a typical cognitive behavioral therapy session when treating depression/anxiety?
CBT fo A focus on "automatic thoughts" and behavior patterns.: A session often involves examining a thought log, or discussing often subtle forms of thinking, that can contribute to anxious and deoressed feelings, and maladaptive behavior patterns. Cognitive distortions, like "I am unattractive, and will never find a relationship" are carefully deconstructed to help the person attain a more accurate, and self enhancing outlook. Good suggestions about changing interaction patterns strengthen this process. ...Read more
What is the disorder in which perceived cognitive impairment is simultaneously present with actual intellectual deficits?
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development and maintenance of generalized anxiety disorder?
Anxiety: A lack of safety could certainly play a significant role in developing this disorder. Best. ...Read more
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