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How To Diagnose Adhd
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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