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Alternative Treatments For Impulse Control Disorder
Impulse control: Pharmacological treatment includes serotonin agents such as prozac (fluoxetine). Psychosocial tx involves cognitive behavior therapy such as systematic desensitization & psychoeducation, exposure with response prevention. Also treating comorbid conditions such as OCD & substance abuse. ...Read more
Hmmm? ADHD: Impulsivity is doing or saying things without thinking. This might be physical, emotional or intellectual. Interrupting someone in conversation, jumping to conclusions, a child running into a street without looking, cutting someone off in conversation to finish their thought. These are typical impulse control problems. Spending without thinking, sexual encounters done randomly - again impulsivity. ...Read more
Impulse: Attention deficit do.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cog. ; Med txmt:
Impulse control disorders have two treatment options: psychosocial and pharmacological. treatment methodology is informed by the presence of comorbid conditions.
in the case of pathological gambling, along with fluvoxamine, clomipramine has also been shown effective in the treatment, with reducing the problems of pathological gambling in a subject by up to 90%. Whereas. ...Read more
"Impulse control disorders" are a group of psychiatric disorders where patients have difficulty controlling impulses that are not covered by another diagnosis (e.g., substance abuse is diagnosed separately).
Examples - impulsivity in sex, gambling, Internet use, pornography among others.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, SSRI medications are often helpful, as are mutual support groups such as GA. ...Read more
Are you concerned: About your physical safety? If this is a child in your workplace- important to have provisions in place for your safety as well as the child. If this is a child in your family- important to have support and safety. Care of a child with special needs can be draining. Please send another question if you have more specific concerns. ...Read more
Is EFT Tapping effective in the treatment of OCD and impulse control disorders such as Dermatillomania?
EFT Tapping: EFT can be used in the treatment of OCD ...Read more
None: None that I know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exercise: Get precise advice from your primary doctor or mineral metabolism specialist, because your type may need more than exercise. In general though, bone, like muscle, gets stronger with use. So weight bearing exercise (walking, running) can strengthen back (spine) and leg bones. Weight training can help bone and muscle strength in those areas and in the arms. ...Read more
No, none!: Would be nice to find such approaches in this devastating condition, but does NOT exist. Even our approved medication, Riluzole does very little. ...Read more
Complementary: Use of omega-3's can be very helpful in bipolar disorder; 4-6 g/day epa can decrease number and intensity of relapses. Existing studies use this in combination with typical mood stabilizing agents, though -- not a stand-alone treatment. Lithium is the most "natural" of mood stabilizing agents. Homeopathy with a very experienced homeopathic psychiatrist may be of use -- not stand-alone, though. ...Read more
What alternative treatments are available to treat schizo affective disorder. I am weaning myself of psychotropic medication.
Schizoaffective prob: None that I know of that work. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
No success: There is no good evidence that alternative treatments would prevent, cure or stop alzheimer's disease. ...Read more
Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more
No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. ...Read more
There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies.
1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid.
2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms.
3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. ...Read more
Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more
Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - I will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more
NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more
Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?
I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?
Skin Cancer: The primary treatment for most types of skin cancer is surgical removal by wide local excision. Moh's micrographic surgery may be used in certain circumstances for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer. Melanoma may require very aggressive surgery. Non-surgical treatment of skin cancer has lower cure rates and is reserved for patients too elderly or unhealthy to undergo surgery. ...Read more