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Doctor insights on: Does Parent Effectiveness Training Work For Aspergers

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Does gfcf diet work for autistic kids?

Does gfcf diet work for autistic kids?

No..: ..A trial of the diet at the university of rochester in 2010 showed that it did not help autistic children compared to a regular diet. ...Read more

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Does cbt work for tourette's?

Does cbt work for tourette's?

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

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Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

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 more

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How does methylphenidate work in an ADHD patient?

How does methylphenidate work in an ADHD patient?

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 more

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Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

Will social skills training help someone on the autism spectrum?

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 more

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Does every school district use the same standardized developmental tests for students needing help?

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

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Does anyone work with a learning disorder?

Does anyone work with a learning disorder?

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 more

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How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

How does BMI work with teens and children? Do they use a different scale?

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 more

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So does the Tele psychiatry mean you can prescribe meds for pre-ddx'ed adhd, gad, social phobia?

So does the Tele psychiatry mean you can prescribe meds for pre-ddx'ed adhd, gad, social phobia?

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 more

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Does anyone know any good rehabs for teen with oppositional defiant disorder?

Does anyone know any good rehabs for teen with oppositional defiant disorder?

ODD: The basic rx is psychotherapy both fot the child and for the family. Sometimes groups for several teens and several families can be helpful. Some of my patients families have invested in the ranches and wildreness trianings with mixed results. ...Read more

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My daughter has ADHD, Hyper/Implusive dominant. How does online therapy work?

My daughter has ADHD, Hyper/Implusive dominant. How does online therapy work?

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

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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?

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?

ADHD: The eval sounds fairly standard. If DX adhd i might suggest considering neuroptimal neurofeedback before meds. Ped assns recommend it as a first line modality. You can contact zengar.Com to find neurofeedback trainer in your area or arrange for a home training unit. ...Read more

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How do anxiety and depression for autistic child differ?

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

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Does Dual N back training improve fluid intelligence work? I kept on researching, some yield positive and some yield negative results... So does work?

Does Dual N back training improve fluid intelligence work? I kept on researching, some yield positive and some yield negative results... So does work?

No: Heard that the latest information on "brain training techniques or games" is that they don't work, so they are not the answer to our aging brains and aging population. ...Read more

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Bullying happens in school, the work place, home, kids etc.. Is there a mental health diagnosis for why people bully others?

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 more

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Does d-cycloserine work for social anxiety?

Does  d-cycloserine work for social anxiety?

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 more

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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

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Does hypnotherapy work on children with bed wetting?

Does hypnotherapy work on children with bed wetting?

Sometimes: Better to try simple measures first, ie restricting fluids, lifting to toilet at night, bedwetting alarm or medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take for dialectical behavior therapy helps you overcome borderline pd, on average?

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