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How To Self Diagnose A Concussion
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
Symptoms & exam: Concussions are diagnosed by a pattern of symptoms after a blow to the head. Some doctors also use a computerized test to evaluate brain function. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor sleep, grumpiness, and sensitivity to light and sounds. More symptoms are possible, depending upon the area of the brain affected. Examining the injured helps. Ct & MRI scans do not show concussions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self tests: There are several self tests inquiring about symptoms that might suggest early dementia. One of my favorites is called sage (from ohio state) and there are several versions. Usually your doctor can provide that, or other tests. Also visit the alzheimer's websites for options. In the long run as there can be many causes for cognitive problems, see your doctor; they can help or refer. ...Read more
Amnesia treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. Contact your doctor or a neurologist for help with diagnosis and management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CSF tests, imaging: While there are certain blood test results or MRI findings that raise the suspicion for infection, a definitive diagnosis often requires a lumbar puncture for analysis of cerebrospinal fluid. That being said, in many cases we will treat infections empirically just based on clinical suspicion, especially if the patient is presenting with seizures or other worrisome signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All about function: Shyness is a part of personality - the outward appearance of internal feeling. Everyone is perhaps shy or hesitant to share personal aspects of their life. Shyness and a shy personality only become a disorder or illness when they persistently interfere with function. If a person functions well then their shyness is not an illness. ...Read more
Seek referral from : your Primary Care Provider to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for accurate diagnosis & multimodal treatment recommendations as soon as possible. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antisocial-personality-disorder/basics/definition/con-20027920 for information, but don't self-diagnose or self-medicate, as that is more harmful than helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Must see dentist: Symptoms can be treated..With medications but its more important to treat the underlying cause..So i would highly recommend to see a dentist..If problem untreated can cause more complications..Mean while can use over the counter pain killer topical gels..Clove oil..But these are temporary solutions. ...Read more
Depends: A simple sprain can be splinted for comfort, a scratch can be carefully cleaned and protected with tripple antibiotic and a loose wrap. Anything more than that would best be addressed by a doctor. Make sure you have good blood flow and sensibility. Don't let it get infected. If its still giving you problems after a few days or getting worse see somebody. Thumbs are important. ...Read more
Mental health eval.: Trying to make an accurate psychiatric diagnosis on a loved one is frought with obstacles. Psychiatrists go through 8 years of training after college to learn to do this - so it requires expertise. Being emotionally close to the person automatically impacts how we see them. If you are concerned that someone you care about has a mental disorder, consider encouraging a professional evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: According to a study from 2004 in a neurobiology journal, math skills including making mental calculations appear to associated with multiple area of the human brain including both right and left sides of the prefrontal and intraparietal cortex. Thus, any injuries to these areas make cause issues with mental calculations. More recent studies may be out there but that is not my area of expertise. ...Read more
Support Net: Build/maintain your support net. That is inclusive of friends family as well as cancer staff such as your md, nurse, counselors, etc. Patient navigators can also help you navigate a new diagnosis and treatment. Many centers have cancer counselors as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Honestly: Without a lot of detail. Something along the lines of, "i hurt myself when i was younger but I am older now and know that it is not a good thing. Sometimes we do things when we are younger that we later realize are not good for us. ". ...Read more
Try FAA: Compulsion is part of a spectrum of disorders like OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and in the setting of food, really is related to food addiction. I would seek professional counseling or get plugged in with an experienced bariatric physician. Another resource to get you started is faa, food addicts anonymous. http://www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam history tests: There are injury parameters that usually define mild tbi: http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp history records and exams help with diagnosis, but part of the important thing is to make sure it is indeed mild. Midl tbis usually show reasonably quick recovery, if not furht consultaiton and maybe neurospych testing migh be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye injury: Generally any eye injury should be evaluated by an md because your personal evaluation cannot necessarily detect problems that may require treatment. Particularly important to have a prompt evaluation for change in vision, pain, floaters, flashes, bruising, scratchy sensation, double vision, discharges, loss of vision, just to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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