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What meds help with aggression in huntingtons disease patients?

What meds help with aggression in huntingtons disease patients?

Anticonvulsants: Anticonvusants are effective in treating aggression in a variety of disorders, including irritable mania, epilepsy, dementia and in individuals who have experienced head trauma. Because huntingtons is a neurodegenerative disorder, there is extremely abnormal brain electrical activity. Valproate or Carbamazepine may be effective if there are no other contraindications. ...Read more

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Can drug use cause autism or any learning disability from father?

Can drug use cause autism or any learning disability from father?

No: any drug use by the father is not associated with increased risk of autism or genetic disorders in his children. Multiple exposures of the mother during pregnancy have been associated with increased risk of autism. Recently low vitamin D levels and folate in the first trimester have been implicated. ...Read more

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Affection bipolar disorder - I heard that cognitive remediation can help cure the disease, can you suggest some freebies website or info?

Affection bipolar disorder - I heard that cognitive remediation can help cure the disease, can you suggest some freebies website or info?

Bipolar disorder : Bipolar d/o is a biologically based disease that affects Pts moods. It can't be cured by cognitive remediation. Cognitive remediation can be helpful in improving cognitive deficits that may accompany the illness (visuospacial processing, for instance). Lumosity is a website that offers cognitive "games" (& others similar exist). Medication & psychotherapy will be necessary to keep ur illness @ bay ...Read more

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Can an ophthalmologist diagnose learning disabilities? Also how do they test kids who can't read letters well?

Can an ophthalmologist diagnose learning disabilities? Also how do they test kids who can't read letters well?

See below: Opthalmologists can diagnose and treat problems related to vision. This can include problems with the eyes themselves or problems with the part of the brain that processes the signals that come in to the eyes. A child can certainly have problems in school if they are not seeing well. A good eye examination should be part of any overall assessment for a child having problems in school. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are people with aspergers such easy targets for bullying?

I'm wondering why are people with aspergers such easy targets for bullying?

This may help: We don't know the cause, and the only real treatment is to learn new behaviors. The cruelest thing about the syndrome is that the person is often a jerk without realizing it. This does not excuse bullying, but learning to be a diplomat can help. Aspies often excel at academics, and being humble, good-humored & helping others will help as well. Get a sport requiring little coordination & speech rx. ...Read more

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How can I use differential differences and dsm-iv-tr together to diagnosis mood disorder/ drug abuse?

How can I use differential differences and dsm-iv-tr together to diagnosis mood disorder/ drug abuse?

With help: For diagnosing mood disorders and/or drug abuse, you'll need the help of a competent mental health professional -- psychiatrist or psychologist, etc. Some primary care physicians may be able to help also. Differentiating takes more than reading books. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What alzheimer's drugs can be used for non-alzheimer's conditions?

What alzheimer's drugs can be used for non-alzheimer's conditions?

Dementia: Some alzheimer's medications such as aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) and Namenda are sometimes also used in other types of dementias. These include vascular, fronto-temporal, etc. Results are not terribly impressive though. ...Read more

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Can people with asperger's syndrome be asexual?

Yes: Most, but not all individuals with asperger's syndrome appear to have a relatively low sex drive; some, however, actually become preoccupied with sex. Social relationships are typically quite difficult for the individuals, and the drive to connect romantically with another person may seem too overwhelming to consider. ...Read more

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How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

Minor autism: The diagnosis is a clinical one. When issues like impaired attention and depressed mood are also present the diagnosis of Aspergers ( now termed minor autism ) is made more difficult. There are varying degrees of involment of multiple cognitive domains and behavioral features involved. No two people are alike. Get an opinion from a well trained expert in behavioral medicine who deals with autism. ...Read more

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Huntington's disease, hypersexuality or hyposexuality, how are these related?

Huntington's disease, hypersexuality or hyposexuality, how are these related?

They're not related.: Huntington's dz is usu. not assoc. w/ hyper or hyposexuality unless it affects the areas of the brain in the anterior temporal lobes. Early on, degeneration of nerve cells in the central part of the brain in the striatum or basal ganglia cause motor and emotional symptoms. Breakdown of nerve cells can spread to other areas of the brain later on in the disease. It's best to consult w/ a neurologist ...Read more

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Looking for doctor's dealing with intermittent explosive disorder in adults with downs' syndrome. Numerous meds./counseling-no help. Where can we go?

Looking for doctor's dealing with intermittent explosive disorder in adults with downs' syndrome. Numerous meds./counseling-no help. Where can we go?

Tough situation: My guess is that this will require a careful look at the overall health status, current meds, and neurological examination. Adults with ds do sometimes suffer gradual neurodegeneration, which can be manifest in dysfunctional behavior. But ied may just be the way a ds individual expresses frustration about something more mundane. Look for a neurologist with training in both peds and adult medicine. ...Read more

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What kind of drugs are used to control a person with asbergers syndrome?

Nothing specific: Asperger's is 're-classified' in dsv v, very controversial. Asperger's is part of a larger group of disorders labeled pervasive developmental disorders. However their are mild forms and severe forms thus we also call it spectrum disorder. Given the type of symptoms and severity, meaning how disruptive to their life & others, many kinds of meds tried. Research ongoing into cause and best treatment. ...Read more

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What can other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

What can other IBS sufferers use as treatment?

Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What drugs help with Parkinson's disease?

What drugs help with Parkinson's disease?

Several: The mainstays of parkinsons treatment are Dopamine agonists such as Requip and the drug l-dopa (sinemet). Others include comtan, (entacapone) amantadine, selegeline, cogentin. Even ECT can be used in severe cases and there is also experimental surgery. Talk to your neurologist to see what is right for you or your loved one. ...Read more

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How do people with Celiac Disease relieve migraines?

How do people with Celiac Disease relieve migraines?

Same way: Migraine can be treated with several approaches dependent on the severity, frequency, and triggers. There is no link between celiac disease and migraine however. If ibuprofen does not help your migraine, talk to your doctor to see what else can be used. For example, the triptan class of drug often works well on migraines. ...Read more

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I'm forty-five bipolar/schizo affective and gad, how does bipolar mimic selective mutism and catatonia, can you explain the difference ?

I'm forty-five bipolar/schizo affective and gad, how does bipolar mimic selective mutism and catatonia, can you explain the difference ?

Catatonia: Catatonia is of 2 general types: slowed or absent movements and inability to talk (stupor) vs frenetic activity (frenzy). The mutism in stupor is not "selective" or volitional. Bipolar mania can present with extremely rapid speech and movements that are initially goal directed but can become progressively more disorganized. Severe bipolar depressive episodes may have slowed behavior and mutism. ...Read more

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How can opium use affect people with heart disease?

How can  opium use affect people with heart disease?

Heart disease: Opium use is not good for any heart problem. Opium causes negative membrane effects which with chronic use can impair myocardial function. ...Read more

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Can kids with kernicterus talk, read and write?

Can kids with kernicterus talk, read and write?

Kernicterus: Children with kernicterus usually have significant neurological, cognitive, learning and movement disorders, isolated hearing loss, and auditory dysfunction may be noted. They are likely to not be able to talk, read and write. ...Read more

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Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

A therapist who: Specializes in aspergers is a good way to go. He/she will help you develop social skills that may not come as easily to you as to some. Embrace who you are, aspergers and all. We all have challenges of one sort or another, yours may be a bit more visible at times. Peace and good health. ...Read more