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Doctor insights on: Anecdotal Record Of Childs Behavior

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My son has pdd-nos is 22 will zeldox help control obsessive behaviour i.E. Texting that is harassment and likely to end up in trouble with law?

My son has pdd-nos is 22 will zeldox help control obsessive behaviour i.E. Texting that is harassment and likely to end up in trouble with law?

Possibly: Zeldox is a member of a family of medications that have shown benefit for obsessive behavior. Speak to a psychiatrist about it and other medications used for OCD. ...Read more

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Any input on the success rate of using "interactive metronome" for sensory integration disorders or speech delay?

Any input on the success rate of using "interactive metronome" for sensory integration disorders or speech delay?

Developed by OTs: From all children's hospital- a computer based program for self care. I am looking at their website http://www.Allkids.Org/body.Cfm?Id=798 https://www.Interactivemetronome.Com/ it looks interesting- but unable to find any studies with large sample size that demonstrates efficacy. ...Read more

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Iq intelligence: ways to reduce the decline of fluid IQ with time?

Iq intelligence: ways to reduce the decline of fluid IQ with time?

Fluid IQ: As we age, we may encounter neurological events that reduce our capacities to learn or deal with novel situations. Interest, motivation, and personality factors also may play a part. ...Read more

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Have there been any recent/ongoing studies on the long term effects (brain structure changes, cognitive, neurological, cardio, etc.) of Adderall use for the treatment of adult adhd? Akin to those studies on ssris and structural changes in the amygdala, la

Have there been any recent/ongoing studies on the long term effects (brain structure changes, cognitive, neurological, cardio, etc.) of Adderall use for the treatment of adult adhd? Akin to those studies on ssris and structural changes in the amygdala, la

Yes. : The use of stimulants in adhd patients stimulates white matter growth to normal levels. If not used, white matter is 25% less volume in adhd pts at 25 yrs old. This means decreased learning and connectivity in untreated adhd people. ...Read more

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Is there any hard evidence for the effectiveness of brainwave entrainment programs like lifeflow, clear-mind, holosync or hemi-sync?

Is there any hard evidence for the effectiveness of brainwave entrainment programs like lifeflow, clear-mind, holosync or hemi-sync?

Not to me: I try to stay abreast of new treatments and have no knowledge of these treatments.I can almost promise little "hard" evidence exists to vouch for these programs.To a dr hard evidence means double blinded studies of large numbers of patients.We are still trying to figure out way lowering trigs with 3 omegas did not reduce cardiac events in 68, 000 people! ...Read more

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Baby 3 m old. We are interested in beginning sleep training. Lots of different theories and approaches. Any dr. recommended books on the subject?

Baby 3 m old. We are interested in beginning sleep training. Lots of different theories and approaches. Any dr. recommended books on the subject?

Dr. Ferber's book: Best know book is Dr. Richard Ferber's "How to Solve Your CHild's SLeep problems" His general approach is to put the baby in his/her crib awake and leave for a set period - say five minutes - then go back in if still crying to comfort the baby and then leave again but for a longer period of time. In my view three months is a bit early - can be done , but hader 4- 6 months of age better. ...Read more

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Any data on effects of two gays raising a chinese girl they adopt?

Any data on effects of two gays raising a chinese girl they adopt?

Dont know: However the basic desire for parenthood between two caring people will trump any physical or sexual role. Please remember this is a life job time that can trump anything else. Talk, deeply. Be sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can the amount of sugar intake affect the behavior of a child with autism?

Can the amount of sugar intake affect the behavior of a child with autism?

Controversial: The effects of sugar and other foods or additives in chidlren with autism or adhd are highly controversial. Best reserach suggests that, especially with chidlren under age 5 or 6 years, if may have an effect. One problem is that sugar rarely is the only variable--context (party, after school, etc.) may have a big impact. Check for yourself; if it helps, restricting it may be worth the effort. ...Read more

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What's the effect of stimulants on kids with adhd?

What's the effect of stimulants on kids with adhd?

Typically quite good: Stimulants are by far the most thoroughly studied medications used to treat a child psychiatric disorder. 65-85% of the time, they markedly decrease key symptoms of inattention, poor focus, impulsivity, & hyperactivity. They work quickly but also wear off daily. Side effects are well known, dose-related, & for most kids tolerable. Sadly, they do not "cure" adhd, nor are they the whole answer. ...Read more

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Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Reward The Positive: Behavior modification theory is based on a simple idea: reward positive and ignore negative behavior. Often used in parenting children. An example: 2 children are playing side-by-side sharing their toys are verbally praised and 5 minutes is added to their play time, a third child refuses to share and is placed in a brief time-out effectively ignoring the negative behavior. Consistency is the key. ...Read more

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14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

14 month old doesn't point or show toys. Are these major autism red flags?No speech delay based on eval. Plays in turn taking social games, imitates.

Prob Ok, but watch: These do not sound like major red flags, since the language and play seem fine. There are screening tools such as MChat and CARS, that can also screen. Does he interacts well with others, make good eye contact? Eat well? Sleep well? Have normal bowel movements? ...Read more

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My child has:decreased REM sleep & frequent wakings, migrational abnormality in brain that causes seizures, & behavioral probs.Is all of this connected?

My child has:decreased REM sleep & frequent wakings, migrational abnormality in brain that causes seizures, & behavioral probs.Is all of this connected?

Yes, an underlying: Neurological impairment likely causes all symptoms. Seek evaluation by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to search for a genetic or other medical cause. There are known syndromes with lack of rem sleep, the most common of which is down syndrome. Comparative genomic hybridization & a dna probe for fragile x are genetic tests used when there are no physical findings of a specific syndrome. ...Read more

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Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read more

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What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

What makes records and statistics on accidents valuable in contributing towards improving health and safety?

Epidemiology: Is how we learn about many aspects of medicine. A single doctor cannot see tghe whole picture. For instance we see the incidence of heart disease rising in direct proportion to the effort to advertise and promite cheese and meat in our diet in the 50's. We see a rise in lyphoma and leukewmia in directr proportion toxray dosage given to patients. We know in our minds that these associations cot. ...Read more

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Is there a scientific discipline that studies the role of genes on behavior/personality traits?

Is there a scientific discipline that studies the role of genes on behavior/personality traits?

Sure: Here is a link to the international society of psychiatric genetics: http://www.Ispg.Net/. Also, the field of developmental neuropsychiatry covers much of what is known relative to psychiatric disorders with developmental origins. One of my mentors at the johns hopkins kennedy krieger institute, dr. James c. Harris wrote an excellent book on the subject. ...Read more

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Son, 4, has adhd. Nothing has helped, and nerologist refuses to help. No red dye, strict schedule, the basics. Anything over counter? On meletonin.

Son, 4, has adhd. Nothing has helped, and nerologist refuses to help. No red dye, strict schedule, the basics. Anything over counter? On meletonin.

See Below: Agree with my colleague. I would recommend seeing a child psychologist for testing not only for diagnostic reasons, but also to figure out child's strength and weaknesses to help you take care of him by emphasizing his strengths. Also, child psychiatrist is also needed to help with med management if needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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