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How to diagnose a schizophrenia?

How to diagnose a schizophrenia?

Difficult: Diagnosing schizophrenia early on, is difficult but critical. Look for new problems in school or on a job. Pay attention to social isolation and new onset of odd beliefs. When in doubt, consult a professional. Early treatment leads to the best outcomes. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


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How can one diagnose ADHD?

How can one diagnose ADHD?

"One" cannot!: make that diagnosis .. A TRAINED Pediatrician, Child Psychologist or Psychiatrist for children and a Trained Adult Psychologist/Psychaitrist is necessary for an accurate Diagnosis!

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How to treat clinomania???

How to treat clinomania???

Clinomania: Questions? Do you have low energy level? Are you fatigued? How are your sex drive, appetite and motivation levels? I believe it is important to be checked to determine if there is an underlying health condition or even depression. If your proclivity to stay in your bed is not related to medical/psychological conditions - then consider cognitive behavioral therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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How to diagnose bronchopneumonia?

How to diagnose bronchopneumonia?

Pneumonia: Bronchopneumonia is a different word for pneumonia, which is an infection in the lung tissue. It can be viral or bacteria (rarely fungal) and varies in severity from no fever, mild cough, to high fever, problems breathing and need for oxygen. When we listen with a stethoscope we hear something like velcro, and sometimes wheezing. A chest xray sometimes is needed. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to diagnose adult adhd?

What do doctors do to diagnose adult adhd?

Testing and clinical: Testing is one way to go. It is expensive and hard to find a place to do it. For psychiatrists with experience in diagnosing add/adhd, a targeted interview investigating key symptoms, will give you a diagnosis in one hour. You can discuss also the treatment options at that time. Add in adults is widely prevalent, but it depends on the daily routine and job demands to become an obvious problem. ...Read more

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How can I assess for adhd?

How can I assess for adhd?

Do sample test ?s: There are many sample tests available online to test yourself to see if you may have adhd--for example, if you google "adhd test" you should get quite a few options to check it out. U can also consult your doc to get an assessment--he/she may use some of the "check-list' questions to see if u have adhd. There is no blood test/scan for adhd. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I assess for adhd?

How can I assess for adhd?

ADHD: Diagnosis is made on a clinical basis. There are some very good structured clinical interview forms available that ask lots of pertinent questions and have rating scales. Seeing a psychiatrist known for assessing adhd is important. That md should provide the tests. No lab test can diagnose adhd. ...Read more

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How can a doctor diagnose schizophrenia?

How can  a doctor diagnose schizophrenia?

Clinical eval and hx: Typically a dr will perform a psychiatric evaluaiton that includes current symptoms, a history of symptoms, illness, development, medical history and family history. Pattern of development and symptoms(illness ) over time is the only waty to obtain a diagnosis of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How to treat bipolar?

How to treat bipolar?

Bipolar treatment: There are many ways to treat bipolar disorder, including with therapy, a healthy lifestyle, and medications. Regarding the latter, mood stabilizers are the treatment of choice. These include medications like lithium, depakote, lamictal, trileptal, and tegretol, to name some. Antipsychotics such as abilify, zyprexa, risperdal, geodon, seroquel, latuda, invega, and saphris (asenapine) are also commonly used. ...Read more

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How to treat paranoia?

How to treat paranoia?

Have an: Evaluation by your family doctor to rule out any underlying medical issues and then see a psychiatrist. Paranoia is only a symptom that can occur in a number of illnesses. Treatment depends on the illness that is causing this symptom. ...Read more

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How easy is it to diagnose adhd/add in adults?

How easy is it to diagnose adhd/add in adults?

Thorough eval: A number of criteria must be met to make an accurate diagnosis of ADHD/ ADD. It can present like other medical or mental conditions. A workup is necessary to ensure assessment is correct. ...Read more

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How to treat IBS?

How to treat IBS?

Talk to your doctor: IBS is a chronic disease. There are many treatment options depends on your symptoms, medical history and conditions. My advice for you is to work with your doctor or get a consultation from gastroenterologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat hypochondriasis?

How to treat hypochondriasis?

CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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How to treat anxiety?

How to treat anxiety?

Anxiety: You need to uncover the source and develop more accurate ways of perceiving as persistent anxiety is often caused by misperceptions. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website for daily support and up to date information. If anxiety persists consult a mental health professional who treats anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

Behavior problems Dx: Thorough history, both individual & family, observation, behavior check lists, psychological testing, response to treatment & progress over time. ...Read more

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How to diagnose a reninoma?

How to diagnose a reninoma?

Reninoma: Very high blood pressure, difficult to control, very high renin and aldosterone, low K, Do renal vein renin testing too see where it is coming from after excluding renal artery stenosis. I specialize in difficult HTN and happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to control ADHD at school?

Can someone tell me how to control ADHD at school?

In general: Once a diagnosis of ADHD is made by a pediatrician or mental health clinician the next step is medication management as this is one syndrome in psychiatry that responds very well to medication management alone. However, behavior therapy is also quite helpful. See http://www.chadd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=YHwgb0eUwhY%3D for other helpful information. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you treat depression in aspergers?

How can you treat depression in aspergers?

Depression: It is treated the same way whether a person has aspergers or not. Talking therapy is key & psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated. ...Read more

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How to diagnose benign ms?

Benign MS: Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life. We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read more

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