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Does Music Therapy Help For A Child With Persistent Tics
No: Persistent tics in children are best ignored in most cases. If the tics are disruptive, then safe medications can be used. Avoiding caffeinated drinks and chocolate can help diminish tics. If other conditions are present with the tics (ocd, anxiety, ad/hd) then treatment directed at those conditions may help. This might be where music may be soothing enough to calm an anxious child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders is based on the idea that the part of the brain that communicates through music is different from the parts that communicate through speech. Perhaps music is a way to better communicate with children with autism, and perhaps, in turn, the process of musical improvisation may help people with autism to develop communicative skills that extend beyond music, and may improve ...Read more
Not established: The standard treatment for OCD is ssris and cbt, alone or preferably in combination. There are claims that neurofeedback can assist or replace cbt, but no studies of which I am aware. It can help reduce anxiety, which is typically a prominent feature of ocd; but, that might or might not help with the OCD symptoms themselves. ...Read more
Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy
A child with a head: size < 5th%ile for age + developmental delays needs evaluations for genetic & other medical causes by a pediatric neurologist & a developmental/ /behavioral pediatrician. Your state Early Intervention Program provides PT & other needed therapies from birth-3. If 3-5, call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Apply for SSI & Medicaid funds. ...Read more
Plagiocephaly: In my experience this has not been a useful therapy - once the child gets beyond a year of age it is hard to correct a "mild" plagiocephaly with this type of therapy ...Read more
What are some good parenting techniques for working with a child with severe emotional and aggressive behavioral problems?
Behavior probs: I have published a book on kindle which provides guidance to parents with children who have behavior problems. It is called: parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist and sells for only $5.95. The book may help you to help your child's behavior. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is there any doctor who prescribes meds for mental disorders and give behavior therapy and methods... (like he's a psychatrist+psychologist together)?
Is it helpful to see a neurologist with my audiological test for him to consider treating me for chronic 24 hour tinnitus related anxiety?
Tinnitus diagnosis: I understand your distress due to tinnitus. See ENT Specialist for possible diagnoses of-Exposure to loud noise, Earwax blockage, Ear bone change, TMJ disorders, or Meniere's disease. See Neurologist for possible diagnoses of-Head injuries or neck injuries, Acoustic neuroma, High blood pressure, or medications. See Psychiatrist for Anxiety, limitation of functioning, to develop coping skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination therapy: Since the attachment problems (disorder) originate when children have been unable to consistently connect with or to get an attention from a parent or primary caregiver, treatment involves a combination of therapy, counseling, and parenting education. http://helpguide.org/mental/parenting_bonding_reactive_attachment_disorder.htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child has cerebral palsy and a sleep disorder associated with this. He takes chloral hydrate for sleep. Can this be harmful to take over time?
Benefits > risk prob: Chloral hydrate has been used to help since the 1830s (http://bit.ly/1EkYmde). With chronic (long term) use, there is some possibility for "tolerance" to develop, i.e., that higher doses might be needed to get the same beneficial effect. If that is the medication that has been most helpful in helping your son to sleep, then benefits likely exceed risks - best to voice your concerns to his doctor ...Read more
Is it a psychiatrist or pediatrician or psychologist who sees kids with behavior and learning disabilities?
For suspected autistic spectrum disorder (HFA) in a 3 yr, which professional is better to see for evaluation - psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist?
Social engagemement: Social engagement cannot start early enough, provided the toddler isn't overwhelmed with too many people or other similar sensory overload. Humans are social animals, and toddlers, we hopefully desire, will grow into people who work and play well with others. This only can take place with supervision and practice, afforded by letting them play together a great deal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter needs help with fine motor skills. Is this a sign or symptom of a learning disability?
Not necessarily: Delay of fine motor skills in and of itself does not necessarily correlate to cognitive delay. It may be neuromuscular in nature or a developmental delay that simply requires some therapy. Important information would include delay in other milestones. Please speak with your pediatrician for further evaluation and guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can therapy help aid a child with severe mental disorders to prevent them from becoming a full fledged mental patient?
Reduces symptoms: Therapy can improve outcomes and change the trajectory of a child. The mechanisms are many including reduction of anxiety, reducing stress, improving adaptability, improving interpersonal dynamics and enhancing academic progression. Each of these phenomena can improve the prognosis of a child. For example, ocd treated with cognitive behavioral therapy shows improvements in brain function. ...Read more
For recently diagnosed severe anxiety disorder is it better to have just 10 sessions with a psychologist or go weekly for 12-18 months?
Ten sessions is: not a long time to make progress w/anxiety disorder but some progress can be made. Every case is different. You can start w/ten sessions and see where you are. After a few months sessions may taper to 2-3 weeks apart. What the person does between sessions (eg, practice) is vital to progress. You can do it. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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