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Minor CP & spasticity issue. To better voice projection/annunciation, What is really more important - breathing techniques or reading aloud?
Can memory problems be a self fulfilling prophecy? I.e can ones belief that he has a bad memory cause memory issues?
You bet: This may be termed a "self-fulfilling prophecy". If you are focused on your memory issues, your emotional tension can make it far worse. But the real question involves the reason for the memory issues in the first place. Is it congenital, or acquired, is it due to a learning disorder, could it be associated with thyroid or vitamin deficiencies, is it a part of a sleep disorder? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is seeing a psychologist 7 times for life changing issues like identity theft kids moving out etc considered mental illness on employment app?
Unclear: I'm not sure I understand your question.. It's not mental illness to work on issues and changing behavior. ...Read more
Could a psychologist or a cognitive behavioral therapy solve social anxiety knowing that the patient doesn't like to be social ?
CBT: Yes! Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more
7yr m has (apparent sudden onset) amblyopia, speech disfluency (repeating end sounds, pausing in mid word), dyslexia, ADHD, impulsiveness. Related? See neurologist? ADHD and impulsiveness have been ongoing but amblyopia and speech disfluency recent.
Neurological problem: I would definitely see a pediatric neurologist ASAP ...Read more
Yes: All addiction is unhealthy; however, spending a lot of time playing video games is not neccesarily bad unless it is leading to predictably negative consequences in your life.. A former patient of mine who spent a lot of time on games, got a job working for a games development company getting the kinks out. If there are negative consequences, counseling may be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wow, where to begin?: I'm not sure what's "not real" about autism or adhd; but, in prepubertal children, there's also anxiety, sometimes depression, & learning disabilities. After puberty, depression and anxiety increase markedly, as do eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Not counting adhd (8-10% of the population), in any one year, serious other illness affect about 10-12% of the child population. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there counseling or therapy for couples where one person has major insecure attachment problems?
Yes: Of course, nobody thinks that they have an issue, and that they are the "good one" of the relationship. They may be right, but that's not the point. A good family counselor, and there are some in any area, can help greatly, and if one person does have major issues, refer them for individual care. But the issues may be in both parents, and a good counselor should help both parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let's talk: If your sexual behavior hurts someone, if it interferes with relationships, or activities of daily living (eating, bathing, working, school), if it leads to stealthiness or lying. If it leads to excessive guilt, then you should seek help. First stop is your family doctor, then on to a psychologist who is trained in sexual disorders. ...Read more
Yes.: Some brain imaging studies using spect, pet and functional MRI scans have shown that psychotherapy and meds change the brain at the microscopic structural level in several ways. In one study, psychotherapy was shown to increase the density of serotonin receptors in the brain; whereas, an antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine) caused changes in the way Dopamine receptors bind to a central part of the brain. ...Read more
Can anything be done to alleviate the problems associated with intellectual disability - eg impaired memory, problem solving and thinking?
Educational &: behavioral therapy is geared to the individual's age & levels of cognitive & adaptive functioning. Does he or she have SSI & Medicaid + ADA accomodations for work, if an adult? People with mild-moderate ID can learn, with repetition. Federal law grants a person with ID the right to services that promote integration into the community.If ID is severe-profound, to a competent caretaker. ...Read more
Control: Children often feel like they have little or no control over their environment, and stooling is something they can sometimes control. It's the one battle of wills that kids can win over parents. Other times, it's about avoidance, of either pain or the sensation of loss (yes, they are attached to the poop sometimes). One good hard bm and they will try to not have another one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is treating someone for OCD/Anxiety difficult when that person studies neuropsychology? Also, are there career repercussions for neuropsychologists for admitting to these disorders?
Shouldn't be: It's An illness that can be helped with Meds & therapy--I've treated many professionals who are good at what they do & have been treated myself by docs who told me they had ocd--they were perfectionists, paid attention to detail & knew their stuff! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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
My Wife is experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment) . The following also describe her: Behavior problems, Pers...she is falsifying medicad and married using her maiden name to be prescribed narcotics birth may 1st?
My son 20 has capd.Severe memory problems and has social issues, depressed. Takes vyavanse works, tries to go to school. Is there any new treatment?
Neuropsych testing: Does the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) help him focus, comprehend ; complete his assignments? Does he really have adhd or other learning disabilities? Is his depression primary or secondary to the difficulties in school? He has complex issues including capd. He can have a neuropsychological exam done to evaluate his cognitive strengths ; deficits; then an individualized treatment plan can be created for him. ...Read more
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