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Add Test Online For Teenagers
No test: The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is by history. There is no test that shows whether or not you have it. If there are a sufficient number of symptoms of attention deficit or of hyperactivity-impulsivity which cause problems, have been present since early childhood (before age 7), and there is no other clear cause, then you have attention deficit. ...Read more
Not the best: At best, online tests for depression are only useful for screening depressive symptoms...And that is if you happen to stumble across a well researched one. The best way to determine if you have depression is to visit with a psychologist or psychiatrist since there are different types of depression, which have different causes, and require different treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more
Some are: In the 70's the gizmo was a $20, 000 piece of equipment with rows of " pac-man." if the child gazed steadily at the screen, the "pac-men" gobbled each other up. Children with adhd can " hyperfocus" on tv or video games the same way, especially if they're fast-paced & provide immediate reinforcement. This does not generalize to real-life situations nor improve ability to inhibit one's own behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as for adults: Typically the workup for ibs in a teenager is the same as for adults with a few exceptions. Your doctor may check for other intestinal disorders that are unique to children and teenagers before diagnosing someone with ibs. The workup may include blood work and some imaging studies and possibly a referral to a intestinal specialist-- a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Not sure of question: How useful are home tests for what? If you are asking about whether the home tests are useful in seeing if illegal substances are present in your urine, i wouldn't bet my job on it. Many employers use tests that are much more sensitive than most of the "home tests" in determining presence of banned/illegal substances. Better you stop using than trying to avoid detection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recommend a reputable online Canadian pharmacy for RX drugs. I have done business with them before and was satisfied, but looking for a particular RX.
BBB: An excellent resource to find a reputable online Canadian pharmacy is the Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org For "City and State/Province OR Postal Code," type "Manitoba" & hit RETURN.At the top of the page, select "Category" & type "Pharmacies" & hit RETURN.Click on "Pharmacies" (in small sized font, 1/3 down the page), check them out, choosing one that both ships to US and has an A+ rating. ...Read more
Can elderberry trigger a false positive on a UA? I am in recovery for alcohol and submit to regular drug/alcohol screening
They CAN do anything: Whether it's ethical is another story, and whether it is legal depends on what state you are in. Doctors do many tests without explaining the details to their patients, but those tests don't generally have the legal potential to cause harm as drug testing does. Some states (but not California, as far as I know) DO require testing of pregnant women, typically at childbirth. ...Read more
There is no free: pregnancy tests online that I know of. You can go to Dollar General and get a cheap test,, but not free. ...Read more
Possibly: Many areas are now exploring the use of tele/video medicine especially in psychiatry for both diagnosis and ongoing therapy. Since you are listed in the la area, you should call one of the area academic medical centers (department of psychiatry) and inquire about local services in your area. They may want to meet in person with the child one to a few times before doing the ongoing care online. ...Read more
I am prescribed naproxen and according to online sources it can make false positive for thc on drug tests, is this true?
Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP.org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended. ?
Choosemyplate.gov: choosemyplate.gov is a good resource with broad guidance for diet at different age groups. It doesn't seek to delve into controversial or loaded topics like specific nutrient choices, supplements or "superfoods," but rather focuses on overall calorie intake, balanced nutrition and avoidance of over-processed foods which is what we know promotes healthy development. It doesn't address infants. ...Read more
They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there a decent site for me to find peer reviewed medical research articles? I need to find decent, free ones for A&P..
Yes: Try Pubmed it has many citations and occasionally full articles. Also look at MedScape. If those do not work for you check with your professors. ...Read more