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Adhd Associated With Blank Stare
7yr m has (apparent sudden onset) amblyopia, speech disfluency (repeating end sounds, pausing in mid word), dyslexia, ADHD, impulsiveness. Related? See neurologist? ADHD and impulsiveness have been ongoing but amblyopia and speech disfluency recent.
Neurological problem: I would definitely see a pediatric neurologist ASAP ...Read more
Is this abnormal sleeptalking?: coherent/clear interactive conversation (sometimes uncharacteristically irritable) with eyes open/body movement.
My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?
Combination approach: Programs for management would include medications such as stimulants and Amantadine, clonidine for the tics and anxiety and consult with a behavioral psychologist. A consultation with a speech and language therapist may help with the language difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can be normal: This is a common finding in infants & reflects the growth pattern of the mid face. Infants are rather flat faced while the nose and mid face begins to grow forward with age changing the folds over time. Any kid (normal or not)whose growth pattern produces less mid facial growth is likely to retain them. Down Syndrome patients usually retains a flatter mid face throughout life as a common feature ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypnagogic hallucination related to epilepsy? Had regular micro- or macropsia, other visual distortions before sleep, ended up diagnosis with t.L.E at 20.
Other consdierations: Micropsia and macropsia can be a symptom of epilepsy or of migraine. Symptoms of seizures are usually stereotyped, if there are a variety of visual distortions less likely to be epilepsy. Speak to your neurologist. Consider a 24 hour ambulatory eeg that might capture the symptoms on the recording to make a specific diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post partum depressi: Symptoms are feeling helpless, hopeless worthless and guilty. Energy and motivation are down. Appetite and sleep can both be either increased or decreased. Lack of pleasure is present. If this sounds like you, or even if you are worried about it, see your OB and fill out an edinburgh depression scale, or see a psychiatrist, this is nothing to fool around with because of the risk of suicide, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smart (top of class) but easily confused by social interactions. Have trouble articulating myself. Get obsessed about things. Disorder? HFA?
Couldn't say: until I met you; then.. would be pretty easy. Possibilities include: 1) normal and shy and adolescent 2) normal and anxiety 3) Asberger's syndrome; but... very unusual for someone with it to notice it... so.... a bit unlikely 4) beginning into Schizophrenia (also, very unusual to notice it and would have MANY more symptoms) 5) cultural problems. If newly introduced to a new culture.. happens. ...Read more
Disturbed sleep 3 days,mental strain,saw zig-zag lights in visual field right to left with mild blurring of vision lasted 10-15 mins,Otherwise healthy?
55 y.O. Post heat stroke with loss of most speech, ambulation, and history of paranoid schizo. Episodic mania, crying jags. On risperidone , ? Other meds
?: Not sure what your question is. Please don't ask health tap docs to prescribe a new med for you - your condition is far too complicated for 300 or so characters! ...Read more
28 months! Progressive muscle spasicity, fatigue, always hungry, blank stare on face, loss of feeling above shoulders, speech problems, vision issues!
See your doctor!: You need to be evaluated by a physician right away! I wish you the very best. ...Read more
Do a lot of children with oppositional defiant disorder go on to develop anti-social personality disorder?
About 1 in 16: 25% of children who have oppositional defiant disorder develop conduct disorder, and 25 to 40% of those children go on to develop antisocial personality disorder. According to loeber, r, et al (1985) journal of abnormal child psychology, 21, 377-410 and zocccolillo, m., et al (1992) psychological medicine, 22, 971-986. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Thoughts on the effective meds for racing thoughts associated with anxiety-ocd-bipolar...Tough question..Any takers?
No problemo: There are probably antidepressants on board for the ocd, so in this situation i give my vote to one of two drugs i find helpful in mixed or rapid cycling states. And the winners are Invega (paliperidone) or Fanapt in my practice, preferably with tegretol or Depakote on board. Best wishes. ...Read more
Great question: Yes: There is no doubt that the incidence of mood disorders is higher among certain classes of creative individuals, poets in particular. Yet the association to general intelligence is weak, and the presence of a mood disorder does not predict high iq. Kay redfield jamison is head of mood disorders at johns hopkins, bipolar herself, a brilliant writer and psychologist. See her "touched with fire". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do most patients with lupus have atleast some psych disorder (depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality disorder, etc). I read so much on this. Why?
Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?
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