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How to know you may have dementia?

How to know you may have dementia?

May be challenging: We do accept that subjective cognitive impairment may be a valid complaint of an impending dementia. But many medications can cause cognitive clouding, especially in older folks, and thyroid problems, vitamin deficiency, and elevated homocysteine could be issue. Small strokes and early onset of alzheimers perhaps. Neuropsych testing is best approach, but start with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Alzheimer's Disease (Definition)

A progressively worsening brain disorder that affects memory. Symptoms usually begin with increasing forgetfulness and confusion and can progress to the inability to ...Read more


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How to know if you have autism?

How to know if you have autism?

Social Skills?: If you have a problem with everyday reciprocal social interactions to the point that it harmfully impacts your functioning, it's worth having a neuropsychological evalution. Is it hard for you to understand THAT other people may not think what you think, feel the way you feel about things or want to do what you want to do, ? That makes an ASD more likely than just social anxiety or other issues. ...Read more

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How do you tell if someone has alzheimer's?

How do you tell if someone has alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease: This is still a clinical diagnosis in which we see an acquired progressive decline in cognitive, memory, speech or language, personality and judgement areas. We exclude conditions that are otherwise treatable with the aid of blood work and ct/ mri. In some cases the diagnosis may require time and the use of other testing like lumbar puncture, pet scan for amyloid presence or genetic testing. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a way to know if I have parkinson?

Please let me know if there is a way to know if I have parkinson?

PD or No PD: Secondary Parkinson Disease (no/minimal response to Levodopa) can look very much like Idiopathic Parkinson Disease. You should see a Movement Disorder Specialist (Neurologist with a Fellowship in Movement Disorders). Slowness of Movement with tremor or rigidity, decreased smell, constipation, acting out dreams (REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder) increase the probability of Parkinson Disease. ...Read more

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How to know if you have fibromyalgia?

How to know if you have fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: is a systemic pain syndrome which produces more general pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of FM, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine, and must be present for a minimum of three months. ...Read more

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What is OCD and how do you know if you have it to some degree.?

What is OCD and how do you know if you have it to some degree.?

Ocd: Obsessive compulsive d/o is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted & repeated thoughts, feeling, ideas, sensation (obsession), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsion). ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dementia?

How do you know if you have dementia?

You don't!: There are many things that can cause memory problems! stress is one of the most common. If you have concerns, do not try to diagnose yourself! make an appointment with your family doc and if medically cleared, see a geriatric psychiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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How to know if you have gauchers disease?

How to know if you have gauchers disease?

Your doctor will : your 3-generation family history of Gaucher Disease to convince your insurance company to pay for a Chromosomal Microarray. Mutations of a gene on Chr. 1p22 cause all 3 Types. of GD. Adult Type I can cause fatigue, anemia, osteoporosis, bone pain, easy bruising/ bleeding & enlarged liver &/or spleen. Call the National Gaucher Foundation, 800-504-3189, for information & resources. ...Read more

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How to know if I have Parkinson's disease?

How to know if I have Parkinson's disease?

See a neurologist!: Diagnosing parkinson's disease requires a comprehensive evaluation process. Neurologists are trained to provide such a comprehensive differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have schizophrenia?

How to know if I have schizophrenia?

Get a check up: As the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) founded by the late Dr Szasz, points out, there are actually no biological markers for the diagnosis of schizophrenia or the other psychiatric diagnoses. If you are not feeling well I therefore suggest asking your Family Doctor to give you a complete check up to rule out any medical illnesses for a start. ...Read more

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How to know if you have diabetes?

How to know if you have diabetes?

Thirst, hunger...: Frequent urination, undue fatigue if concerned at all, see md to catch / treat early and can check sugars at home with home glucose monitors, before person get these symptoms, to try to catch it early in people with family history of diabetes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have adhd?

How to know if I have adhd?

Have it evaluated: The treatments available for this disorder are often schedule 2 controlled drugs that require prescription and are monitored by state and federal authorities. A proper evaluation by your physician along with charted documentation of your history and problems are necessary. Other non adhd issues can have symptoms that appear similar. ...Read more

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How to know if you have herpes?

How to know if you have herpes?

Medical Assessment.: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the Herpes Simplex virus. Herpes simplex in the genital area may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to Herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches & pains, headache & swelling of groin > ...Read more

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How to know if I have autism?

How to know if I have autism?

I doubt it: Chances are, if you are writing FOR YOURSELF right now. You do NOT have autism. An autistic person wouldn't care enough about it nor be understanding of the vast outside world enough to write the question and ask the internet. Hope that helped. Be well : ) ...Read more

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How to know if I have dyslexia?

How to know if I have dyslexia?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell someone if you suspect their family member has alzheimer's?

What can you do to tell someone if you suspect their family member has alzheimer's?

Carefully: You should not mention alzheimer's disease. You can just express your concern about symptoms the person have, e.g., memory problems. You cannot make the diagnosis and the symptoms could be caused by something else. The person should be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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How to truly know if you have seratonin syndrome?

How to truly know if you have seratonin syndrome?

Serotonin Syndrome: It is varying in severity for sure. It is quite extensive in scope and outlines the effects quite well. Cognitive effects: mental confusion, hypomania, hallucinations, agitation, headache, coma. Autonomic effects: shivering, sweating, fever, hypertension, tachycardia, nausea, diarrhea. Somatic effects: myoclonus/clonus (muscle twitching), hyperreflexia, tremor. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have herpes in your brain?

How do you know if you have herpes in your brain?

very ill: If you had herpes in your brain you would be extremely ill probably unconscious and in the hospital. ...Read more

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How to know if I have schizo?

How to know if I have schizo?

Vague question: "schizo" is not a psychiatric diagnosis, so i can only guess about what you are asking about or what the word "schizo" might mean to you. If by chance you are asking about schizophrenia (and I am only guessing), you can find some info here: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.Shtml. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're about to have a seizure ?

How do you know if you're about to have a seizure ?

Similar to migraine : headaches in which there are many different types and variants with different manifestations, seizures disorders are varied with most having no easily recognizable prodrome or warnings signs. So the answer is, an individual with seizures must seek individual evaluation and care for their particular seizure disorder. ...Read more

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