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Does Bipolar Affect Motor Skills
A 2 1/2 boy can't talk, eat with spoon or dtink from cup without lid. Motor skills below average. What can I do where can I get help?
Talk to his doc!: Talk to his family physician or pediatrician. He should be undergoing periodic well child examinations. You (or his parent/guardian) should express your concerns. There are standardized rating scales that we use to be sure each child is meeting developmental milestones. Since he's fallen off the curve, he should be referred to an occupational therapist & developmental ped for further evaluation. ...Read more
Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
How rapidly do ammonia levels rise? Also why would a hospital0 send u home if I have loss of motor skills and can't talk or feed yourself.
Complex Question: That is best left to treating physicians. Without being able to examine, have history or know why this person has hyperammonemia, I do not know why discharge was done. ...Read more
Usually affected: Most children with autism have fine motor skills that are delayed and for some they never catch up even with years of therapy. This can make writing difficult as well as buttons, zippers, socks and even flushing a toilet. When a child is young it is important to address with therapy but also to remember that there are often other more useful skills they can acquire in spite of this deficit. ...Read more
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Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911. ...Read more
Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?
Maybe: Some chemotherapies can cause neuropathy or nerve damage which can impair fine motor skills. Some of the most common chemotherapy which can do this woud be docetaxel, paclitaxel, revlamid, thalidomide, cisplatin, vincristine, vinblastine. There are others though so it is best to discuss with your oncologist especially if your still on chemotherapy because the dosage may need to be decreased. ...Read more
I just started taking 150 mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) will it impact my motor skills and driving a car?
What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome? What info will we get from it?
Daily activity: Ot helps with activities of daily living. In someone who is on the spectrum, those things can be very difficult. Ot can help people cope or handle activities of daily living. ...Read more
Swimming: Ideal Work:
Many people can swim regardless of their physical fitness. But, one who is without any muscle or nerve injuries uses most of their muscles to swim. You use your arms, legs buttocks, back and abdominal muscles. You use your neck muscles to turn to breath.
But even if one has some weakness or injuries there are ways that being in the water and doing aerobic work helps strengthen muscles. ...Read more
Learning is directly: Related to cognitive ability; motor planning is an executive function. However, research done in Holland did not find a 1:1 correlation between IQ & fine motor (f.m.) skills. It did find an average 10-point decrease in scores on f.m. tests for every standard deviation or 15-point decrease in kids with IQ scores below 85. ~ 70% of people have IQ's of 85-115, the low-average- high average range. ...Read more
Muscle weakness can be a symptom can comes with exacerbation of acute intermittent porphyria. Fine motor skill difficulties alone is unlikely to be the result of acute porphyria. See your PCP for any concerns about fine motor skills.
Here is info on acute intermittent porphyria. Http://www. Porphyriafoundation. Com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/AIP ...Read more
Sure: These are movements made with small muscles of hands. Some of these skills are pointing, using both hands to hold a toy, building a tower of two blocks, scribble with a crayon, using a spoon with some spilling, taking off their own socks. ...Read more
Incomplete list here: Use Developmental Screens on first signs. Org & healthy children.org. A 3-yr. Old displays normal quality of movement to draw a circle & a cross, use scissors, hold crayon with thumb & fingers, throw ball overhand, catch ball using both hands, dress self (no fasteners), walk up & down stairs alternating feet, ride trike, etc. Public Schools' Child Find Teams assess kids age 3-5, free of charge. ...Read more
I like your question: I often tried to help my bipolar type patients try to find ways to cope. We'd attempt to get a good sense of their usual pattern or rhythm and predict the weeks that were likely to be up or down and plan optional activities with that in mind. Also, if not smoothed out by medication, I urged them to remember that downs would be temporary - to wait it out. No permanent solution to temporary problems. ...Read more
4year old who is hyperactive. Struggles with his speech and his motor skills are not at par but can count to 30 and does a 60piece puzzle?
Peds neurologist: He should be seen by a pediatric neurologist. You describe several areas of problems. Some areas are perhaps doing quite well, whilst others are not. This bears investigation. ...Read more
I'm 24 & have Charcot Marie Tooth. I have bad pains all over my body and I've noticed a dramatic decrease of motor skills. What can I do for relief?
I was involved in a motorcycle accident a few years ago and I believe it has effected my motor skills. What type of testing do I need to do in order to find out?
Physical and neuro: Best off with evaluation by a neurologist with physical and neuro exam. May also need EMG evaluation of motor function as well as possibly MRI or CT. If affected your ability to work may also want evaluation by a physiatrist (rehab doctor) as to steps to take to help recover. Best of luck! ...Read more
Fine motor skills: The Primary Motor Cortex along the Pre central gyrus of the brain. ...Read more
YES: Nothing works right when you are hypoglycemic. ...Read more
Thick, sticky middle: ear fluid may cause temporary conductive hearing loss & diminish articulation or reduce language comprehension & acquisition in a child. It does not cause persistent Developmental Articulation Disorder or Receptive/ Expressive Language Disorder after it clears spontaneously or by surgery, nor does it cause delays in fine or gross motor skills. Seek assessment for a neurodevelopmental disorder. ...Read more
I slept 3 hours woke up felt funny with low vision and lost my motor skills never fell together but lost vision then drank water improved?
Dehydration?: Your vision is important, and it's important to get eye exams to make sure your eyes are healthy. When waking up, if your eyes are dry could feel funny. However it never usually affects motor skills. So discuss that component with your doctor. Neuro-ophthalmologist is a specialist who can cover all grounds too, if your PCP feels it's warranted to see her/him. ...Read more