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Diagnosed w/cerebellar atrophy from MRI due to balance/memory issues.What tests can I expect next, and what are they looking for?44yr.Old non-drinker

Diagnosed w/cerebellar atrophy from  MRI due to balance/memory issues.What tests can I expect next, and what are they looking for?44yr.Old non-drinker

Differential for CA: The differential diagnosis of later onset cerebellar atrophy can be hereditary, acquired, or degenerative. The acquired forms can be arrested or even treated and thus should be investigated. The investigation usually includes blood and possibly 24 hour urine evaluation. Sometimes the blood work is sent off to a specialty lab especially when the hereditary/paraneoplastic forms are being sought. ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more


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What is selective mutism?

Selective mutism: Is a psychiatric disorder where a person who is normally capable of speech is unable to speak in a given situation or to specific people, usually coexists with shyness or social anxiety. ...Read more

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How to cure selective mutism on my own?

How to cure selective mutism on my own?

Get help: A number of different approaches have been used in attempts to treat selective mutism. Recent opinion has moved away from the idea that it is caused by a trauma, and attempts to treat it have followed accordingly. The factors that are most intensively studied at present are underlying anxiety problems. In few cases trauma is the source of the problem. No self cure for mutism has been reported. ...Read more

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How do I cure my selective mutism? It's a strange situation, isn't it?

How do I cure my selective mutism?  It's a strange situation, isn't it?

Can Be Tough: It is likely that your difficulties with selective mutism are related to anxiety and/or depression. It is important to seek out treatment through the use of both therapy and the consideration of medications (antidepressants can be helpful). Also, pay attention to your overall health with good nutrition, sleep, and exercise. ...Read more

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How selective mutism can be treated?? Thank you in advanced

Too early... kind of: love. does communication happen at home meaningfully? If yes, then time, love, and expectation will talk meaningfully away from family. If not meaningful communication does NOT happen at home, seek professional evaluation for 3 year old. ...Read more

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I have selective mutism, how do I get it diagnosed and treated?

I have selective mutism, how do I get it diagnosed and treated?

Psychotherapy can he: Both psychotherapists and speech therapists can be helpful. Basically the difficulty is that in certain situation one becomes so anxious as to be unable to speak. Identifying those situations and findings a means to remain calm enough to speak often relieves the problem. ...Read more

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Anyone have experience with selective mutism condition?

Anyone have experience with selective mutism condition?

Related to Anxiety: Selective mutism is a condition in which a person is relatively nonverbal. This can sometimes occur across multiple settings, or may be restricted to certain situations. It is usually related to increased anxiety, and sometimes depression. It is understood that the person involved has the ability to verbalize but chooses not to do for emotional reasons. Antidepressant medications can be helpful. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can actually cure selective mutism?

Please tell me if you can actually cure selective mutism?

Very treatable: If causing impairment in school and socially, seek evaluation and therapy by experienced professional. Combined behavioral, individual, family (and sometimes antidepressant medication for anxiety) may be effective. Person is anxious and inhibited and may develop social phobia. Other conditions may co-exist and require treatment. It is possible to achieve complete resolution. Best regards. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a little selective mutism?

What to do if I have a little selective mutism?

Older need meds. +: The exact txmt. depends on the person's age, any comorbid mental illnesses, & a number of other factors. For instance, stimulus fading is used with younger children because older children/teenagers recognize the situation as an attempt to make them speak, & older people with this condition & people with depression are more likely to need meds. Several other behavioral techniques are available. ...Read more

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I have selective mutism and need help. How can I get this treated?

I have selective mutism and need help. How can I get this treated?

Yes: There are several generally successful approaches to this condition including psychodynamic, behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sometimes family therapy is helpful and sometimes people work well with speech therapists. Get help, it can be cured and make a huge difference in your life. ...Read more