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How are TMJ disorders diagnosed?

How are TMJ disorders diagnosed?

Variety of ways: A thorough examination beyond what is typically done is usually necessary. This exam would check things like the history of what has happened to your jaw, as well as listening to the sounds it makes. Often there are measurements of the range of motion. Usually other inspection of your bite alignment too. The exam also checks a variety of muscles that affect the TMJ as well. ...Read more

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How are TMJ disorders treated?

How are TMJ disorders treated?

TX can vary: The cause of your tmj/tmd, if known and the duration of your problem, may dictate the treatment. Often treatment for TMJ can vary from person to person and also may sometimes involve seeing other doctors. Physical therapy, tens, ultrasound therapy, exercises, and mouthpieces are the most standard types of treatment. You may need combinations of all. ...Read more

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How are mental disorders diagnosed?

How are mental disorders diagnosed?

Mostly by history.: There are no reliable biological tests for diagnosing any psychiatric disorder, nor do psychological tests suffice to make or rule out a diagnosis. Clinicians use a combination of personal and family history plus current signs and symptoms to determine if someone has such a diagnosis. The "rules" are in the diagnostic and statistical manual, which is about to change to the 5th edition in 5/13. ...Read more

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How are learning disorders diagnosed?

How are learning disorders diagnosed?

Performance based: As a kid progresses through the education process they are assessed regularly by teachers who become aware of a kids strengths & weaknesses. When a kid falls behind his/her peer group in reading, math or other skills, individual testing will reveal those who have specific deficits in areas.Performance in one area far below that expected for their general performance level (iq) defines a ld. ...Read more

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How are genetic disorders diagnosed?

How are genetic disorders diagnosed?

Clinical skill: Physicians with expertise in a specialty will have knowledge of genetic disorders common to their specialty. A hematologist will recognize hemoglobinopathies, a plastic surgeon recognizes genetic disorders which require facial repair, a neurologist may diagnose neurological degenerative disorders. A clinical geneticist is the general practitioner of genetics--and can help diagnose unknowns. ...Read more

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How are thyroid disorders usually diagnosed?

How are thyroid disorders usually diagnosed?

Lab tests: Early thyroid hypo- or hyper-activity may be asymptomatic. Thyroid function tests are among the commonest lab tests and most functional thyroid disorders are picked up with these tests. If thyroid tumor is suspected due to mass, fine needle aspirate is usually done for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How are conduct disorders treated?

How are conduct disorders treated?

Behavior: Conduct disorder is a disorder in childhood involving the repeated and persistent violation of the rights of others. It can be a precursor to antisocial personality disorder. The treatment is behavioral: hold the child responsible for misbehavior in a highly structured boundaries. Some learn how to channel their negatives into positives by going into lifestyles that fit better, such as military. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders typically diagnosed?

How are bleeding disorders typically diagnosed?

Blood tests: One may be suspicious due to bleeding with brushing your teeth or after blood draws, easy bruising, or red spots on the skin. Family history, heavy periods, or excess bleeding with pregnancies may also be clues. The way to make a definite diagnosis is with blood tests, such as a pt, ptt, platelet count or platelet function (von willebrand's factor). ...Read more

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How are eating disorders treated?

How are eating disorders treated?

Get Specialist: Eating disorders have their own language and when possible all clinicians involved should have specialized expertise in this area. Many clinicians say they treat eds but ask and check up on what ed associations they belong to and ask if they attend conferences and special training. This is true for nutritionist, therapists, and doctors. Less qualified clinicians will cost time and health. ...Read more

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How are parathyroid disorders treated?

How are parathyroid disorders treated?

Many: If it's hyperparathyroidism, the best treatment is surgery. Medications and possibly alcohol injection can be used but these are inferior to surgery and only considered when surgery is refused or contraindicated. If it's hypoparathyroidism, the treatment is calcium and vitamin d (both inactive and active) replacement. ...Read more

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How are mood disorders diagnosed most often?

How are mood disorders diagnosed most often?

Psychiatric history: The usual way to diagnose mood disorders is with a good history and if there is some confusion, scales can be used to help with the diagnosis, but the bulk of ths diagnosis is made via history, that includes, family history, medical history, drug use history etc. ...Read more

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How are seizure disorders diagnosed in kids?

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How are seizure disorders diagnosed in kids?

Kids seizures: Diagnosis relies on observation and electroencephalogram which helps differentiate the different types of sz. ...Read more

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How are swallowing disorders evaluated?

How are swallowing disorders evaluated?

Gastroenterologist: Swallowing disorders may involve the muscles of the swallowing mechanism itself and/or the muscles of the esophagus (swallowing tube). The former are usually evaluated by professionals called speech pathologists. The latter by gastroenterologists, including measurements of the swallowing muscles called manometry. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

How are bleeding disorders first diagnosed?

Blood tests: Common bleeding disorders can be diagnosed with a panel of blood tests checking platelets, prothrombin time, and partial thromboplastin time. There are also genetic problems, like hemophilia which cause a deficiency of certain clotting factors. If you have a bleeding tendency in your family, get checked. ...Read more

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What are personality disorders and how are they treated?

What are personality disorders and how are they treated?

Chronic difficulties: Longstanding patterns of maladaptation or dysfunction that tend to be chronic since early adulthood, and that seem to be woven into the person's character or overall personality, e.g., obsessive-compulsive personality, or narcissistic personality disorder. While medications may ease some symptoms, the most comprehensive treatment is psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Can a prosthodontist diagnose TMD, and what tests can diagnose TMD or disc disorders?

Can a prosthodontist diagnose TMD, and what tests can diagnose TMD or disc disorders?

Of course: Any dentist and a prosthodontist can help identify the source of the TMJ pain, disc derangement with a thorough facial exam and appropriate x-rays. ...Read more

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How are factitious disorders detected?

How are factitious disorders detected?

Infectious dis.: By laboratory tests through blood or urine or stool samples most often. ...Read more

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How are bleeding disorders typically treated?

How are bleeding disorders typically treated?

Depends: Good question. Treatment depends on which bleeding disorder. Some require lots of treatment. Others need monitoring and avoiding medications like aspirin. Still others may mean no change for you but possible concerns for your children. Which bleeding disorder are you wondering about? ...Read more

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