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Neuropsychology help please?

Neuropsych meta-site: http://neuropsychologycentral.com is the oldest neuropsychology meta-site with articles about various neuropsychological conditions, training programs, employment opportunities, and one of the oldest neuropsychology-related on-line forums. It was originally developed by jeff browndke, pH.D. In collaborations with other neuropsychologists around the country. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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What online resources will provide help for eating disorders?

What online resources will provide help for eating disorders?

Eating DO resources: Try anad.Org . There are plenty of resources & live help thru this resource. Good luck. ...Read more

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Adult adhd medication management help ?

Adult adhd medication management help


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Adult ADHD: Diagnosing ADHD in adults for the first time requires a careful history and evaluation to document onset in childhood. If childhood onset not clear, other causes for symptoms must be ruled out. Neuropsychologcal testing may be useful to clarify cognitive issues. Medications may be stimulants or non-stimulants. In addition, behavioral and coping strategies are often effective. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to help autistic people learn appropriate behavior?

How to help autistic people learn appropriate behavior?

Multi-dimensional Rx: Autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, & is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral & social interventions are important, & increasingly psychoactive medications play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. See a true expert& get the right rx. ...Read more

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Can counselling help with anger management work for physical abuse?

Can counselling help with anger management work for physical abuse?

Both together : Counseling can be a compliment to anger management. Anger management is mostly cognitive work and or behavioral. Couonseling seeks to help you understand your individual emotional drives. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are natural ways to cope with social anxiety?

Need expert help here. What are natural ways to cope with social anxiety?

Skills-Based Coping: See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication help my grades?

Can ADHD medication help my grades?

If you have ADHD or: Add - stimulants or other adhd medications may be very helpful. I am not a proponent of using adhd medications solely for the purpose of performance enhancement. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips for managing anxiety?

Please recommend some tips for managing anxiety?

Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night &good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies &4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises &meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will massage help dystonia?

Need doctor's help! will massage help dystonia?

No: It may briefly relieve pain from the spasm of the dystonia, but it won't make the dystonia any better or worse. Dystonia happens in the brain. ...Read more

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Adhd help needed! can't get through school without help. Ashamed to tell anyone?

Adhd help needed! can't get through school without help. Ashamed to tell anyone?

You are unique: I agree with dr. Villar. There is no reason to be ashamed of being yourself. Each one of us is unique--we have our own strength profiles. Your value as a person is not dependent on you being like anyone else. What you want to achieve for yourself is what's important. Ask for help and be proud of yourself for getting involved and seeking to improve yourself. Your efforts will pay off. ...Read more

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Advice on ways to help deal with anxiety?

Advice on ways to help deal with anxiety?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks high. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends ; stay active. Consider psychiatric eval if these are enough. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) help with focus, adhd, frustration?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) help with focus, adhd, frustration?

Possibly, although: it is not the first choice. While Abilify (aripiprazole) can help with various symptoms of other conditions (depression, poor focus, anxiety, etc.), it is not really aimed at ADHD primarily; although, if it helps with depression, ADD symptoms may lessen because depression has symptoms that overlap with ADD. Here's a link: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html ...Read more

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Can orthomolecular medicine help with schizophrenia?

Can orthomolecular medicine help with schizophrenia?

Yes: Functional medicine is similar to orthomed. Some people with schizophrenia have mutations with methylation (like mthfr gene mutation). These defects completely throw off balanced production and elimination of important neurochemicals. Supplementation with methylb12, activated folate (folic acid) (5mthf), b6... In the right person can produce dramatic results. Quest or labcorp can run mthfr for $110... ...Read more

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Neuropsychology help needed if autism?

Neuropsychology help needed if autism?

May be useful: Neuropsychology is a way of pinpointing parts of the brain that are functioning well or poorly. For example, it may show that visual information is much more useful to a child than is auditory informatoin. By mapping out strengths and weaknesses, the neuropsychologist may be able to help parents and teachers find better ways to help a child with autism to learn. ...Read more

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Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

Can occupational therapy help bipolar disorder and how?

No: Occupational therapists are trained in mangagement of upper extremity or arm problems. They also assist patients with functional transfers (bathroom) and activities of daily living. A behavioral therapist or psychologist would be more appropriate for a patient with bipolar disroder. ...Read more

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Are you able to prescribe medicines for mental illnesses? I.E. OCD, anxiety, MDD, ADHD

No, not on Healthtap: but if you are having problems with your mood, discuss with your family doctor who may Rx or refer you to a psychiatrist. Medications definitely have a role in treatment, and I advise that you do not hesitate to seek help. ...Read more

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What psychotherapy is best for helping an adult learn social skills?

What psychotherapy is best for helping an adult learn social skills?

Group: Many things can be helpful, and it primarily depends on your diagnosis. In general, to improve social skills, group therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Help please! is diazepam used to help treat add or adhd?

Help please! is diazepam used to help treat add or adhd?

Not usually: Not usually. Diazepam works on certain parts of the brain which cause a anti-anxiety, and calming, and anticonvulsant effect. Medicines for adhd are very different, usually stimulants are prescribed which work differently on the brain. ...Read more

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Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

Where to find helpful parenting advice for child with mental health issues?

NAMI, other org.s: National alliance on mental illness, national institutes of mental health, arc, state supported mental health clinics, staff in local child/adolescent psychiatry clinics, chadd, add warehouse, just to name some good sources of information. ...Read more

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Can you help me understand criterion for gestalt therapy?

Gestalt Therapy: As a psychologist formally trained in the use of gestalt therapy, i can tell you that there is no criteria for you to see a gestalt therapist. Each therapist however will have his/her own style and use of gestalt therapy, essentially, you will be helped to become more aware of yourself, to live more in the present, and to explore the polarities that exist within you that might be hindering you. ...Read more