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Fiance has add, where to get treatment?

Fiance has add, where to get treatment?

Psychiatrist: If you suspect that your fiance has attention deficit disorder (add) and he/she is currently not getting treatment, it would be useful to get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to determine if the symptoms are due to add and to evaluate whether there are other issues to address. The most effective treatment for add is medication, while some types of therapies can assist. ...Read more

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What type of treatment is recommended and available for these children?

What type of treatment is recommended and available for these children?

Poor question: To receive an answer you need to provide basic information about the issue & specify a question. Questions on the site are not linked. So each question must make sense by itself.Your question provides no information about the condition or issue. ...Read more

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Add in adult male. What would be the best course of treatment or medicine?

Add in adult male. What would be the best course of treatment or medicine?

Adult ADD: The first thing to do is get an actual diagnosis. This requires an evaluation involving an exam, lab testing to rule out other causes of your symptoms and perhaps some questionnaires. You may be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis and treatment or for treatment. Your primary doctor may feel comfortable enough treating you, there are many options. So start there. ...Read more

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Best treatment for add?

Best treatment for add?

Medicine: I like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as this works well and quickly. ...Read more

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How is treatment for add different than for adhd?

How is treatment for add different than for adhd?

Medication works : For both, because the underlying neurobiological and neurochemical basis is the same for both. Add is now called adhd-primarily inattentive type. Adhd-primarily hyperactive/impulsive type is seen in younger children. Children with adhd-combined type are more commonly referred for treatment, as the hyperactive/impulsive symptoms draw attention. See chadd.Org for full explanation. ...Read more

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Any advice for add(adults)? Treatment options?

Any advice for add(adults)? Treatment options?

Several options: Give stimulants a try , fish oil, some herbal preparations seem to help check with your health food store.Get a good counselor to work on self understanding, structure and organization and self esteem. ...Read more

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Will my grades improve if I start my add treatment?

Depends on you: Treatment for ADD may help concentration, but it can not guarantee improved grades. You will determine how well you do in school. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for children with pandas?

What are the treatment options for children with pandas?

Yes w/ mixed results: The key factor in pandas treatment is to realize it is a post-infectious autoimmune d/o that attacks the brain. It is the immune response to strep (or other infectious agents) that activate the immune system and leads to symptoms. Pcn may prevent infection and immune activation; however, that may not be enough. In recurrence, look for carriers in the home or classroom. http://pandasnetwork.org. ...Read more

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Which tested treatment for autistic children is the best?

Which tested treatment for autistic children is the best?

Depends: Both age and behaviors may dictate what testing in necessary. Not all kids with developmental and social problems are autistic and not all autistic spectrum disorders need hours and hours of testing to clinch the diagnosis. Assuming you're talking about a child, start with a pediatrician with expertise in behavioral disorders and follow her/his advice. ...Read more

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Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

Yes: Thankfully treatment of neuroblastoma has improved dramatically over the last decade. That is not to say that all children are curable; the outcome is greatly dependent on the risk stratification that your oncologist perform to tailor treatment. As expected children in the high risk group do not do as well as those in the low risk group. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for nephrotic syndromes in children?

Can you please suggest treatment for nephrotic syndromes in children?

Be Proactive: As the parent of a child with a complicated disease like nephrotic syndrome find the best pediatric nephrologist you can. They are usually found at children's hospitals to confirm the diagnosis and initiate treatment, usually steroids. There are many types of nephrotic syndrome so a good initial evaluation is important. See http://www.Nephcure.Org/nephrotic-syndrome-facts. ...Read more

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After my treatment for high prolactin levels, can I still have children ?

After my treatment for high prolactin levels, can I still have children ?

Yes, if you've been: treated for high prolactin and have normalized, I see no reason why you can't have children ...Read more

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My dog has leptospirosis, currently under treatment. Should I get my children and spouse and myself checked, too?

My dog has leptospirosis, currently under treatment.  Should I get my children and spouse and myself checked, too?

Discuss With Doctor: Human Leptospirosis infection can occur mainly from exposure to urine of an infected animal. 90% of infections occur with mild or no symptoms. Severe illness can result in jaundice, kidney failure & more. Symptoms are: fever, chills, headache, nausea, rash & more. Treated with antibiotics (AB). Recommend you discuss exposure w/ your doctor to monitor for symptoms & to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Some person von willibrand disease.What is the treatment procedure for this disease. Person is female and also had children with 1 and half year old.

Some person von willibrand disease.What is the treatment procedure for this disease. Person is female and also had children with 1 and half year old.

Von Willebrand dz: This is due to an inherited defect in a blood coagulation factor. There are several types, which vary in severity. Did your friend experience excessive blood loss during delivery? That can be a sign. There are many other possible signs, including tendencies towards bruising and nose bleeds. Best for your friend to see a haemotologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

Consider...: Diet changes and weight loss. Obviously depends on age of child, however increasing epidemic of childhood obesity is a major contributor. Consider ranitidine with your pcps input after lifestyle changes have failed to resolve. ...Read more

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Is a tissue expansion treatment a good option for children?

Is a tissue expansion treatment a good option for children?

Not a good option: How old is your child that she needs tissue expansion? . On general principles i would say it is not a good option for children. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for nephrotic syndrome in children?

What is the latest treatment for nephrotic syndrome in children?

Steroids: Kids with nephrotic syndrome spill protein in their urine due to inflammation of the membrane that filters blood. This leads to swelling throughout the body as there is not enough protein in the blood to prevent fluid from leaks out of the vessels. Treatment is steroids to knock down the inflammation and stop the proteins from leaking out. The problem usually resolves fairly quickly when treated. ...Read more

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Any new latest findings in treatment for asthma exacerbation in children?

Any new latest findings in treatment for asthma exacerbation in children?

No: Nothing new for many years now. Singulair (montelukast) is probably the newest good thing and it is not for exacerbations, but for maintenance. ...Read more

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Who takes care of my children if they would ever need critical care treatment?

Who takes care of my children if they would ever need critical care treatment?

Critical care doc: If your child needs critical care treatment, he/she would presumably be cared for in an intensive care unit (icu), or more specifically a pediatric ICU (picu). The main physicians caring for your child there would be pediatric intensivists and/or surgical critical care specialists. There might be other specialists consulting on the case, too. There would also be ICU nurses and other therapists. ...Read more

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