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Autistics Talk Like A Robot
I've seen a few psychologists who do social skill training for autistic people at a very high price. Is there any other option?
Social pragmatics: In addition to individual treatment, there are social pragmatics groups that give people an opportunity to socially interact and discuss their concerns. These groups give an opportunity to try out different approaches to managing social situations. You might contact the aspergers association and autism association for recommendations for these groups. ...Read more
There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?
Congratulations: on working on your own coping skills. You MAY be being discouraged by the pathology that still exists in your family system. Stay rooted in what you have learned and exercise compassion w/family. See clinical psychologist for psych testing if you would like to know more about your personality. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm wondering why would someone with alzheimer's play checkers well but have a hard time holding a sensible conversation?
Memory functions: Alzheimer's does not affect all cognitive functions at the same pace, and may instead spare certain abilities for a while. Checkers likely involves more procedural memory, and may be preserved a bit longer. Conversation involves language, attention, executive abilities, and due to more complex and fluctuating interaction would be afflicted far more earlier. ...Read more
Excellent drug: Midazolam or versed is a sedative- hypnotic with amnestix qualities. It does not supply retrograde amnesia so it does not erase your memory of events already passed but gives antegrade amnesia so you may not remember what happens during the procedure. If you want to be aware if the procedure and remember everything, doing it wide awake and without any sedation is the only sure way. ...Read more
Who should we consult if my little sister(11 years) has logico-mathemathical thinking problems?An orthophonist or a child psychatrist or psychologist?
Embarrassing but what doctor should I talk to about a breast reduction? I'm 22 4ft11 with a 38 f cup. A gynocologist?
Is there a formal position for someone who wants to care for/spend time with children, especially those with cancer? Non-med? A bit off-topic, sorry!
Are there any pros to having an ultherapy session if chosen as a candidate? Would like to hear from plastic surgeons on this, ok?
Feeling like my anxiety is something more..Like a panc disorder? Can't afford a therapist what are my other options
Need to see Doc.: Panic attacks are common. They are usually with agarophobia or without agarophobia. Symptoms include racing heart, headaches, high blood pressure, cold and clammy hands and a sensation of doom. Primary physician are able to treat panic attacks with antianxiety and antidepressents medications. It will need life style changes, like quit smoking, sleeping well, avoid coffee, relax, and regular exerc. ...Read more
Do you think there be a revival of Occupational therapy in mental health? Nowadays it seems like they function more like PT's in the clinic.
Occupational: therapy is a growing field today. Getting into a college program for it as an OT or OT Assistant is competitive. PTs have their place also but both professions are good. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm going to have a hysterectomy and would like to know more about having this done using robotic surgery method.
Revolutionary option: Robotic hysterectomy using the da vinci surgical system allows the surgeon to perform complex surgery using minimally invasive techniques. We can do hysterectomies this way without making a large incision. The benefits to the patient are less pain, less blood loss and a faster recovery. Wfaa news: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/?Q=node/97. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Do doctors mind when u bring a family member when discussing a complex issue to help if u have trouble articulating or forget sth? Or seen as 2 vs 1?
?: Most doctors would be happy to speak with a family member, and sometimes extra office visit time needs to be built into the appointment. Discuss with office staff. ...Read more
Is it possible that advanced nurse with wealth of experience knows more than a novice doc or old school doc?
Yes: Many nurses, nurse practitioners and physician's assistants are extremely talented medical practitioners, despite their different training from doctors. After basic medical training a lot depends on the personality of the care giver and their continuing medical education. I am very impressed by the competence and knowledge of some nurses, np's and pa's. ...Read more
What happens in a speech therapy for stammerers?And can one speech therapist work on differnt handicaps like dumb and deaf peaple along with stutteres
Getting actual help: Perhaps your disability programs want you to have psychological help so you can recover -- rather than simply paying your bills while you're ill. For instance, many people on disability with an injury also experience depression or anxiety. These issues can complicate and impede healing -- and medications alone will not solve the problem. Therapy can also include helpful coping strategies. ...Read more
Is it a psychiatrist or pediatrician or psychologist who sees kids with behavior and learning disabilities?
A known bipolar person rejects seeing a doctor at anyones request & makes others lives miserable. Can a bipolar person think behavior is "normal"?
Yes: they can reject help but yes they believe they are ok but if it gets that bad you can call the police and have him admitted with force . ...Read more
Telephone attention: The most helpful recommendation is do your telephoning in a quiet environment, to reduce distractions. If you can adjust the volume of the receiver, set it to a high setting . If you do not have a clear line, try to make the call again, to get a clearer line, or use another phone. Land lines may have less interference. Make calls while your medication effect is active. ...Read more
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