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A very good alternative therapies for hypersomnia?

A very good alternative therapies for hypersomnia?

Treat the cause: Hypersomnia is not a diagnosis but a symptom and cause needs to be evaluated for right treatment. It could be due to depression, anxiety or sheer boredom but also could be due to obstructive sleep apnea which needs to be evaluated and treated. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when ...Read more


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Are there good alternative therapies for bi-polar depression?

Are there good alternative therapies for bi-polar depression?

SURE: There are various medication options that can be added to the core mood stabilizing medication. For instance atypical anti-psychotics like Abilify (aripiprazole) or anti depressants can be added short term. Therapy and good healthy living like diet, exercise, and sleep. Also therapy and activity. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for cataplexy?

Are there good alternative therapies for cataplexy?

Alt to tx cataplexy: I have had luck with biofeedback and hypnosis in treatment of my patients. Sleep hygiene and avoiding excessive sleepiness through medications and scheduled naps can be helpful in some patients. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for major depression?

Are there good alternative therapies for major depression?

Many options: Fortunately we live in an era where there are multiple therapies to treat major depressive disorder (mdd) including: psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, electro convulsive treatment (ect), & repetitive transcranial stimulation (rtms). The choice of treatment(s) will depend upon the nature and severity of your mdd. You and your psychiatrist will decide what treatment options are best for you. ...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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Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Is biofeedback therapy effective for mental health issues?

Biofeedback: Is effective for many mental health issues as well as physiological disorders. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, adhd, alcohol & substance abuse, as well as headache, chronic pain, asthma, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscle weakness, incontinence, hypertension, and to teach optimal performance. For more information, go to www.Bcia.Org. ...Read more

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Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

Are there good natural alternative therapies for night seizures?

NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy help chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia?

Have answered: I have answered this elsewhere but the answer is a very definite yes. There have been numerous studies showing the benefit of cognitive behavioral therapies for a wide variety of chronic conditions including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. It is unfortunate that these therapies are not used more often. ...Read more

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What medications are good for hypersomnia?

What medications are good for hypersomnia?

Stimulants: Primary or idiopathic hypersomnia is treated with stimulants such as the ones used for the treatment of ADD as well as other meds like Nuvigil , ...Read more

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Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Absolutely: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (cbt-i) is a wonderful method for treating insomnia without (or with) medications. Techniques used include: stimulus control, sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, relaxation training and cognitive therapy. ...Read more

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What types of cognitive behaviour therapy or mindfullness training are most useful for managing bipolar?

What types of cognitive behaviour therapy or mindfullness training are most useful for managing bipolar?

MBCT and more: Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (mbct) has been shown to reduce recurrent major depression episodes. It may also be helpful for bipolar disorders. Meditation and other mindfulness approaches may also help: mbsd, act, dbt. ...Read more

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Are stimulants good for someone with poor working memory?

Are stimulants good for someone with poor working memory?

Possibly.: Fatigue and sleepiness can often be related to poor working memory, and in these cases stimulants are sometimes helpful. Stimulants have possible side effects; the benefits and risks should be discussed with you by your physician. ...Read more

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What are some really good motivational techniques to combat a depressive state?

What are some really good motivational techniques to combat a depressive state?

Go to library: There are rows of self-help, self-motivational books there. The power of positive thinking is an excellent starting point but there are many others. Talk to your librarian. ...Read more

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What are some good sleep deprivation techniques?

What are some good sleep deprivation techniques?

To avoid it?: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Can chronic insomnia (20+ yrs) be cured? I've tried meds (otc & rx), cbt, sleep hygiene, meditation, sleep study (ruled out apnea). None seem to help.

Can chronic insomnia (20+ yrs) be cured? I've tried meds (otc & rx), cbt, sleep hygiene, meditation, sleep study (ruled out apnea). None seem to help.

Hopefully: I tend to believe most conditions can be cured with proper treatment. You have tried the conventional therapies so i would consider alternative therapies- herbs and supplements like 5-htp ; glycine, classical homeopathy, chinese medicine etc. Also consider cranial electrical stimulation. I can't not mention that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) might be significantly contributing to your insomnia.Work with a holistic dr. ...Read more

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Such a buzz about galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) Improving bipolar cognition. Do you suggest this medicine or adapting, coping, compensating for bipolar memory problems?

Such a buzz about galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) Improving bipolar cognition.  Do you suggest this medicine or adapting, coping, compensating for bipolar memory problems?

Unimpressed: I'm unimpressed with any single medication as sole treatment strategy to thing as complex as cognition whether for Dementia, Bipolar, etc. Exception would be cases where low B12, D, folate, (folic acid) or thyroid, are proven causes of problem. Otherwise, proactive strategies to stimulate cognition much better chance of success (in my opinion). Want to talk about it? Write me: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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A very good alternative therapies for hypersomnia?

Treat the cause: Hypersomnia is not a diagnosis but a symptom and cause needs to be evaluated for right treatment. It could be due to depression, anxiety or sheer boredom but also could be due to obstructive sleep apnea which needs to be evaluated and treated. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
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Hypersomnia Disorder (Definition)

A condition characterized by excessive sleepiness. It can be due to a number of causes, including depression, an underactive ...Read more