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Does Parent Effectiveness Training Work For Aspergers
For the OCD: Tourette syndrome, adhd & OCD are hand-in-glove. A specific form of cognitive-behavioral therapy called exposure-and-response-prevention is used for the ocd. Oppositional defiant disorder often accompanies the adhd. It is treated with behavior-modification & behavior management training for parents. Social skills group therapy & tutoring for associated learning disabilities are often needed. ...Read more
No studies yet: Deplin has not yet been studied in children with adhd, so we don't know the answer to this question. A clinical trial at nih is planned for adults with adhd, though. They plan to use deplin along with oros-methylphenidate -- but results will be some time in coming since they're only at the recruitment phase now. Sorry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Partial answer: Stimulants definitely increase dopamine, which is concentrated in a very old part of the brain called the mid-brain and, among other things, is involved in reward systems. There are strong connections between this part of the brain and the frontal cortex, which is where some problems associated with adhd seem to arise. Exactly why this works so well is still unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evidence-based: Treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. Dan & other unproven therapies are reviewed in "pediatrics" nov 2012, on aap.Org or app. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does every school district use the same standardized developmental tests for students needing help?
No: Every school district acts as an independent "fiefdom" in every aspect of educational care. Some are excellent some aren't. Most districts within a given state are consistent with each other in using the same protocols. Be very pro active in advocating for your child as they navigate the cumbersome school process. ...Read more
Team approach: Learning disorders are treated with tutoring for the particular disorder but most times there are other conditions that occur with it like adhd, speech and language disorders and other conditions which should be treated. Consult a child/adolescent psychiatrist, your child's pediatrician or developmental pediatrician for help in coordinating the care you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bmi for teens and children is differnt for that of adults. Teens and children's bmis are gender and age specific. For more information, check out www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.Html the site has bmi charts and bmi calculator for children and teens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Medications used for ADHD are schedule II, controlled medications. This requires that prescription can only be made to an actual patient who has been examined to be sure the medicaion is appropriate. ADHD, and anxiety medicationsrequire a prescription from a doctor to an actual patient. A tele psych could consult to your doctor, who could then prescribe the medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Online advise go ChP: Wheras the doctor contact can help you confirm that your child has ADHD, a formallpsychiatric evaluation and hix. rulilng cardivascular problems in family and patient is essential. Baseline monitoring of Ht., wt, BP, HR, RR are indicated. Txmtt will most likely involve the use of stimulants, therefore, it iis suggested that you see a child psychiatrist who will tx. you daughter effectively. ...Read more
Found counsellor with yrs of exp. Working with adhd. He offers diagnosis using standard psych tools/family questionaire etc. Will his diagnosis have weight with dr?
Varies: Just as for neurotypical individuals there is a difference but the age and level of functioning play a role in sorting out the two and they both can coexist. Depression may present as withdrawing from previously enjoyed activites or people or crying for no obvious reason. Anxiety may also prevent interactions but for different reasons or present as sensory overload or as clinginess. See provider. ...Read more
Does Dual N back training improve fluid intelligence work? I kept on researching, some yield positive and some yield negative results... So does work?
Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?
Nonspecific: Bullying can be a final common pathway of behavior for a wide variety of reasons. There is no specific psychiatric diagnosis that matches bullying. Certainly things in such a person's history -- like being mistreated or abused at home -- may be a factor. But it's not an excuse, and bullying must be stopped. If the bully has been through trauma, s/he needs help as well as firm limit-setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it could help: There is an opinion that dsc could help with fear extinction, reducing that fear, anxiety which prevents you from social engagements. Also it could enhance the effect of cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) and has an ability to make positive social experience to stay longer in your memory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've seen a few psychologists who do social skill training for autistic people at a very high price. Is there any other option?
Social pragmatics: In addition to individual treatment, there are social pragmatics groups that give people an opportunity to socially interact and discuss their concerns. These groups give an opportunity to try out different approaches to managing social situations. You might contact the aspergers association and autism association for recommendations for these groups. ...Read more
How long does it take for dialectical behavior therapy helps you overcome borderline pd, on average?
Dbt group therapy: It takes 6months to go through all of the dbt modules, and its recommended 2x. Therefore most programs are 1 year. It can be very effective if you commit practicing the skills and incorporate them into your life. ...Read more
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