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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Various Neurological And Behavioral Symptom

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What are some effective treatments for dealing with various mental illnesses?

What are some effective treatments for dealing with various mental illnesses?

Many options: Cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, supportive therapy, cognitive processing therapy, dialectical beahvior tx, behavior modification, electroconvulsive therapy, psychotropic medications, desenstization, couples counseling, family counseling, emdr, psychoanalysis etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What are some medical treatments for insomnia and anosmia?

What are some medical treatments for insomnia and anosmia?

Med eval: Sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress &. ...Read more

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Which homeopathic medicines are used to treatment neurological disease and disorder?

Which homeopathic medicines are used to treatment neurological disease and disorder?

Many: There are hundreds of homeopathic medicines which might be used to help people with neurological diseases, even when conventional care falls short. These are chronic conditions -- and finding the most effective medicine for you requires working with a professional homeopath who can thoroughly assess your individual case first. Collaborative care with a conventional neurologist is still wise. ...Read more

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What are some holistic alternatives for treatment of anxiety/panic attacks?

What are some holistic alternatives for treatment of anxiety/panic attacks?

Acupuncture: Alternative treatments for panic and anxiety include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. Any and all of these can be used in combination as well as stand alone therapies. Some herbs to improve anxiety are chamomile, lemon balm, and valerian. See a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative therapy. ...Read more

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What are some therapies for physical problems with autism?

What are some therapies for physical problems with autism?

Too vague: Wish i could give a useful answer, but your question is too vague to permit a specific answer. Those with autism sometimes do have physical problems from toe walking through GI problems. Generally, the problems are treated the same way they would be if the child did not have autism--but sometimes the autism complicates the treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for depression and mental illness?

Are there any alternative treatments for depression and mental illness?

Many: St john's wort is an antidepressant herb. Sunlight, exercise, good nutrition, and social interaction can ease depression. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation might help. Spiritual healing ceremonies and rituals appear to help some sufferers. Certainly psychotherapy helps. It depends on how you define 'alternative'. ...Read more

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What are some non-medical treatments for parkinson disease dementia, coping mechanism?

What are some non-medical treatments for parkinson disease dementia, coping mechanism?

Sort Of: At this time there are no medications specifically indicated for parkinson's dementia. I have used the current medications that are used for alzheimer's dementia as these are available. Coping mechanisms are the same for all dementia. Treat the brain as though it is a muscle and keep it exercised regularly. Stimulation like reading, playing cards, puzzles, and games. Also, physical exercise. ...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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Which types of alternative therapies can be used for ADHD and learning disorders?

Which types of alternative therapies can be used for ADHD and learning disorders?

Others: Interactive metronome (check their website) integrative listening systems (check their website) music lessons martial arts classes. ...Read more

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Which type of medical specialist is best suited for identifying cause of extreme fatigue and possible treatments? Not mental health related.

Which type of medical specialist is best suited for identifying cause of extreme fatigue and possible treatments? Not mental health related.

Start with PCP: I would suggest starting with a primary care physician who will take a complete history , perform a physical exam, and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What are the most common psychiatric medications for adults with psychological disorders?

What are the most common psychiatric medications for adults with psychological disorders?

Anti-depressants &: anti-anxiety medications are widely prescribed by primary care docs. Psychiatrists use a wider range of medications. Medication has its place but please try to avoid the "a pill will fix it" mentality. Many disorders, physical and psychological, are a result of lifestyle and the way we think. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help, or other forms of psychotherapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which psychological disorders are better treated through cognitive treatments?

Which psychological disorders are better treated through cognitive treatments?

As many as possible: There are so many disorders, that it is hard to generalize, but i believe they all can benefit from good cognitive methods. There are also many varieties of tx. If your therapist thinks a med eval is a good idea, they will refer for a consult. If meds are not needed, they should be avoided imho. They have side effects and often understanding yourself better will help a lot. Find one you trust. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for migraines and visual disturbances?

What are some effective treatments for migraines and visual disturbances?

VARIES: The visual aura precedes the headache phase, and triptans could stop the event depending on an injection of Imitrex or usage of a nasal spray or pill from 10-45 minutes. Many choices include maxalt, zomig, frova, amerge, treximet, relpax (eletriptan). Maybe prevent headaches with topirimate, or depakote, or even otc like butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, magnesium, co-q-10. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for primary progressive ms?

Are there any good treatments for primary progressive ms?

Yes: There are many therapies. You simply need to meet with your neurologist to figure out the best regimen to control the symptoms and have an excellent quality of life. ...Read more

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Any new treatment for anxiety and panic disorders? New meds or promising treatments or tests to pinpoint exactly what chemicals are out of sync?

Any new treatment for anxiety and panic disorders? New meds or promising treatments or tests to pinpoint exactly what chemicals are out of sync?

Some.: Anxiety and panic attacks usually involve gammabutyric acid as well as serotonin and norepinephrine due to associated depression. There are quite a few new antidepressants which can help with anxiety and panic attacks such as viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) Fetzima and brintellix. Initially, the antianxiety medications like ativan, xanax and Klonopin are used short term. ...Read more

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What are some of the best herbal treatment options for treatment-resistant major depression?

What are some of the best herbal treatment options for treatment-resistant major depression?

Independent research: It's touted that Enteric coated Sam-E combined with St. John's Wort works for some mild sadness. However treatment resistant is a broad concept and more information is needed. Try informing your psychiatrist about your concerns. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Can there be any alternative treatment for anxiety and panic attacks?

Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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