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Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?

Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?

Here's a start: Try the national institute of neurologic disorders and stroke. Here's the website: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/ good luck. ...Read more

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Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?

Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?

MAYBE: Ask ophthalmologist to check visual accuity. If there has been no change, youre getting unnecessarily anxious. Remember the possibility of trouble doesn't mean it's there now. ...Read more

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Black outs, seizures, headache, weakness, slurred speech, dizziness. Test done, EEG, CT, MRI, blood work. ALL negative, what other test are there?

Black outs, seizures,  headache, weakness, slurred speech, dizziness. Test done, EEG, CT, MRI, blood work. ALL negative, what other test are there?

One suggestion: Echocardiogram testing sometimes shows a large PFO in a case like this, and it might be considered an option. It is good that the other tests are normal- don't give up. ...Read more

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I scored highly on the Ray auditory verbal learning test (14/15) on delayed recall. But I scored low on the moca. Does failing moca mean mci?

I scored highly on the Ray auditory verbal learning test (14/15) on delayed recall. But I scored low on the moca. Does failing moca mean mci?

MOCA + 21 = ?: If you are 21 years old, the MOCA and verbal learning tests may not be right for you. Do not think about those tests and schedule an interview with a psychologist. ...Read more

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Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Autistic spectrum 8yr old girl shows myclonic jerking upper body only while awake on video eeg. Same as stereotpyies, autistic stim or flapping?

Tics? If all the : Studies were normal, remember that 11% of children with ASD have tics. The latest studies show that kids with adhd who develop tics on the stimulants methylphenidate (concerta) ; amphetamines usually have an underlying tic disorder, so the meds unmask tics rather than induce them. Compulsions? Maybe, but usually not myoclonic. Adding Intuniv for adhd may reduce them, if they are complex tics. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements + brisk reflexes: saw neurologist; MRI, EEG, found nothing, conclusion: psychological? Now tingling in left pinky+ring fingers

Involuntary movements + brisk reflexes: saw neurologist; MRI, EEG, found nothing, conclusion: psychological? Now tingling in left pinky+ring fingers

Involuntary mvmts: There are some causes that have not been addressed, but the first two could be due to a psychological cause. Expect some kind of follow up evaluation and continued discussion to help close the case on these. Tingling in the left hand fingers probably is due to something different, such as mild ulnar nerve compression. ...Read more

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Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Usually not: If the vision in one eye is normal, the lowered vision in the fellow eye will not impede academic achievement. There is little in academics that requires excellent vision in both eyes. The only areas affected would be those requiring stereoscopic vision. I have know doctors, lawyers, engineers and professors who have a lazy (amblyopic) eye. ...Read more

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2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?

2 m/o whole body tension,head slumps rt,screams,then dazed (averted gaze, no visual tracking/grasping-lasts 15-60mins) then deep sleep mshellgnz@gmail?

Neurologist: I'm sure you have already had your baby to see Pediatric Neurology. If not do this immediately at a major pediatric teaching center. There is really not much for us to offer on this site in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Which brain tests are done in awake part of awake brain surgery? Speech test, tests of extremities movement , memory tests or which?

Which brain tests are done in awake part of awake brain surgery? Speech test, tests of extremities movement , memory tests or which?

Depends : On what part of the brain is being operated on. Mostly speech and movement testing. Squeezing object. Counting, repeating phrases. Things like that. ...Read more

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Severe h/a & nausea exiting camper. 8 hr later (slept at home) -slurred speech, unbalanced, blurred vision, facial flushing, fuzzy thinking. Dx?

Severe h/a & nausea exiting camper.  8 hr later (slept at home) -slurred speech, unbalanced, blurred vision, facial flushing, fuzzy thinking. Dx?

Go to ER: Hard to know, but several emergencies (some examples: stroke, subdural hematoma, intracranial hypertension) start this way. Emergent evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

Cognitive effects: The newer antipsychotics (second-generation antipsychotics) theoretically are supposed to assist with improving cognitive impairments in various mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it is possible that a slowing of processes can occur with such medications. Efficacy and tolerability depend on the medication, side effect profile, and patient response. ...Read more

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Hypnagogic hallucination related to epilepsy? Had regular micro- or macropsia, other visual distortions before sleep, ended up diagnosis with t.L.E at 20.

Hypnagogic hallucination related to epilepsy? Had regular  micro- or macropsia, other visual distortions before sleep, ended up diagnosis with t.L.E  at 20.

Other consdierations: Micropsia and macropsia can be a symptom of epilepsy or of migraine. Symptoms of seizures are usually stereotyped, if there are a variety of visual distortions less likely to be epilepsy. Speak to your neurologist. Consider a 24 hour ambulatory eeg that might capture the symptoms on the recording to make a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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My wife exhibits signs of possible early onset dementia (confusion, agitation, unsteady balanve, slurred speech). How can we get an accurate diagnosis?

My wife exhibits signs of possible early onset dementia (confusion, agitation, unsteady balanve, slurred speech).  How can we get an accurate diagnosis?

Neurological Disorde: I understand your concern for your wife! unsteady balance and slurred speech generally are not due to early onset dementia . Alcohol use can cause unsteady balance and slurred speech . Please see a neurologist for the diagnosis and treatment of your wife's condition. ...Read more

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38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.

38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.

Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then i would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then i would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Progressive HearingLoss since 2007. In 2012 , speech perception gone .Diagnosis revealed I Have Auditory Neuropathy .ANA Border line Positive 1:100 ?

Progressive HearingLoss since 2007. In 2012 , speech perception gone .Diagnosis revealed  I Have Auditory Neuropathy .ANA Border line Positive 1:100 ?

Autoimmune hearing : Autoimmune hearing loss is difficult to diagnose. You don't have a specific lab test but there have been many possible tests investigated over the years. The + ANA may not be related but you need a specific evaluation to confirm the correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Is it possible to get accurate visual field test with macular pucker decline in visual acuity, lights less bright & white computer screen looking gray?

Is it possible to get accurate visual field test with macular pucker decline in visual acuity, lights less bright & white computer screen looking gray?

Usually it is fine: You have defects in the central visual portion of your field of view - an area poorly outlined by most field testing devices. Field tests will define major defects which largely will register from the peripheral areas tested. Have you had a field tested in the past? Is there some condition being sought for with a field.? Your ophthalmologist would not order a field if he doubts the result. ...Read more

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Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??

Went to dr for clumsiness.I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski  present & clonus. Neuro. ordered MRI. ??

Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read more

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Can you help me understand criterion for gestalt therapy?

Can you help me understand criterion for gestalt therapy?

Gestalt Therapy: As a psychologist formally trained in the use of gestalt therapy, i can tell you that there is no criteria for you to see a gestalt therapist. Each therapist however will have his/her own style and use of gestalt therapy, essentially, you will be helped to become more aware of yourself, to live more in the present, and to explore the polarities that exist within you that might be hindering you. ...Read more