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Are there effective alternative therapies for borderline personality?

Are there effective alternative therapies for borderline personality?

DBT Therapy: Dialectical behavioral therapy is probably the most well studied non medication treatment for borderline pd. Medications only help somewhat with the mood swings, depression, and impulsive behaviors. Marsha linehan phd actually suffers borderline pd and developed this model of therapy. ...Read more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Which books about autism are considered effective?

Which books about autism are considered effective?

Asperger's syndrome: Asperger's syndrome is considered by most to be part of the autism spectrum and this book by tony attwood is the best about asperger's syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for asperger's syndrome?

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Are there treatments for asperger's syndrome?

YES: Children and adults with asperger's struggle with language disorders, poor interpersonal skills, eccentric behaviors and sometimes obsessive interests. Intelligence is usually normal. Therapies center on improving speech, improving social interactions, and limiting over-stimulation. School can be adapted, if needed. Medication may be used if additional problems exist- anxiety, adhd, and odd. ...Read more

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How effective is animal-assisted therapy for treating autism?

How effective is animal-assisted therapy for treating autism?

Kids with Autistic : Spectrum Disorder, like all kids, are individuals with individual strengths & challenges. The applications we physicians fill out for families who request service animals contain many questions regarding the animal's potential for safety in a household. Usually, animals are placed in homes of kids with ASD age 6 & older who have higher cognitive & communication skills ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for childhood leukemia?

Are there effective natural treatments for childhood leukemia?

Unfortunately, no.: No natural treatments have been proven to cure this. Treatment of childhood leukemia requires chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy and stem cell transplantation.Working with an experienced pediatric oncologist is a must! ...Read more

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Is applied behavioral analysis therapy effective for autism?

Sometimes: Aba is one behavioral therapy shown to be effective in helping with asd. There are newer, more developmentally based therapies also showing promise, such as play project (floortime), son rise and rdi - relationship development intervention. The key factor as a parent is to research the various approaches and determine which seems to best fit your child. And don't be afraid to change, if needed. ...Read more

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Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: There have been over 140 human studies done on ces, many of these on anxiety and many in the peer-reviewed literature. One of the best summaries of this research with references is here: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cranial_electrotherapy_stimulation this site has information on a meta-analysis done by the harvard school of public health: http://www.Cesultra.Com/ces-research.Htm. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatments for dyslexia and amblyopia?

Are there effective treatments for dyslexia and amblyopia?

Dyslexia is a : Language-based learning disability that is brain-based. Intensive, long-term, multimodal therapy can improve reading skills & actually change the areas of the brain recruited for reading to those activated by fluent readers. ("overcoming dyslexia" by dr. Shaywitz). Ped. Ophthalmologists treat amblyopia with eye drops to blur vision in the better eye + glasses. Young kids usually have good results. ...Read more

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How effective is online speech therapy for treating autism?

It's not helpful: The point of speech/language therapy for kids with ASD is not only to increase expressive language, it's to increase social communication, conversational turn-taking in real life situations with real human beings whose emotional & verbal response are neither scripted nor always expected. The only thing worse would be to allow hours of screen time or Baby Einstein videos. Speech = articulation. ...Read more

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Is there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic?

Is there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic?

Yes, by numbers: A recent report from the centers for disease control (cdc) estimated ASD at 1 in 88 live births, the highest estimate yet. This contrasts with estimates from 20 years ago of 5-10 in 10, 000. What is unclear is why this has changed so much. Some believe it mostly is because of changing definitions and increased recognition of the problem; others insist it is a true change. Time will tell. ...Read more

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Is there any effective treatment of autism in homeopathy?

Is there any effective treatment of autism in homeopathy?

Difficult issues: These are difficult cases, but in conjunction with other professionals working together, yes there can be improvement. These children need a wide variety of supports & care, including nutritional, behavioral, educational, and medical. I suggest you read "the impossible cure" by dr. Amy lansky. She recounts the story of her own son's treatment with homeopathy, after conventional efforts failed. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatment therapies used for bipolar disorder?

Are there any natural treatment therapies used for bipolar disorder?

Fish oil: There is some research on high dose fish oil for treatment of bipolar disorder. There are also natural products with a proprietary formulation of a vitamins and minerals. Here's a useful article on web md reviewing supplements: http://www.Webmd.Com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-disorder-supplements recommend: get definitive control with conventional meds first, then investigate natural. ...Read more

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

Can be effective: The combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and social pragmatics training can together be effective in providing strategies that can improve the life of those with Asperger's disorder. Social pragmatics groups offer the opportunity to practice what is being taught. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for autism spectrum disorder?

Is there any medication for autism spectrum disorder?

No, but individuals: with ASD have varied symtoms and medicaions may be useful intreating specific symtpoms, such as hyperactivity or anxiety or aggression with medicaions that are used with other primary disorders, such as anxiety disorder or ADHD. Consultation with a specialist is a medical center may be helpful. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

What are effective treatments for myelodysplastic syndromes (mds)?

Treatment options: As mentioned it depends on the clinical situation. Sometimes treatment is just with observation, transfusions when needed. Drugs called growth factors can be used in some situations. There are some chemotherapy drugs that are effective and for aggressive cases a stem cell transplant can be used. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for childhood brain tumors?

Are there good alternative therapies for childhood brain tumors?

There Are None: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor.Alternative therapies, such as holisti, chiropractic do not cure at all. ...Read more

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What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

Behavior modificatio: It depends upon what behaviors/symptoms one is trying to alter. Usually behavior therapies and cognitive behavior therapies work well. Depending on symptoms, some medications are helpful. ...Read more

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What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

Depends on symptoms: There are no medications specific to Aspergers but like everyone if there are problems with anxiety, depression or attention some meds are worth trying. Learning how to interact with people and to understand their responses can make life a lot easier. Many psychologists have therapies focused on this goal. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for borderline personality disorder?

Are there good alternative therapies for borderline personality disorder?

Not that I am aware : Of. The major problem is in interpersonal relationships, so the hallmark of treatment is developing a more healthy relationship with a therapist and dialectic behavioral therapy for the self harming behaviors. ...Read more

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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more