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How would a neurologist help with sleep problems?

How would a neurologist help with sleep problems?

Depends on problem: If you have sleep apnea, snoring or persistent day time sleepiness, you may need an overnight polysomnogram. They may also order additional testing. Insomnia tends to be related to behavior, sleep hygiene or stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Could a neurologist help me with sleep problems?

Could a neurologist help me with sleep problems?

Yes: Neurologist are a great first start to discuss sleep related concerns. Many neurologist are in additional board certified in sleep medicine and offer both perspectives (neurology and sleep). ...Read more

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Can i see a nutritionist to help me with tmj problems?

Can i see a nutritionist to help me with tmj problems?

Not helpful: TMY Dysfunction is not caused by dietary imbalance. It has physical and/or psychological causes. See your Dentist. ...Read more

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What can going to a sleep specialist doctor do for sleep onset insomnia problems?

What can going to a sleep specialist doctor do for sleep onset insomnia problems?

The science of sleep: study has come a long way in the last 10 years, so the list of helpful techniques has grown. We know that turning off sources of bright light (cell phones, computers, laptops) about an hour before bed makes a difference in some. We know about the effect of exercise, herbs (melatonin, valerian root, etc.), sex, hot showers, and lots of other common behaviors have on sleep onset. Ask a pro... ...Read more

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Is trazodone a good med to help me sleep dealing with severe tinnitus sleep concentration etch problems or could you advise me of some that may help?

Is trazodone a good med to help me sleep dealing with severe tinnitus sleep concentration etch problems or could you advise me of some that may help?

It can help.: Trazadone is relatively safe. It can help you get to sleep without a lot of side effects. Will it suppress tinnitus is another story. Some say it does. It's worth a try ( under physician guidance ). ...Read more

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Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Often the first step: Family physicians can certainly help with some mental illnesses. When these are more severe, complex, or the initial trials of medicines don't work, they generally refer to psychiatrists. Also, a family physician will most likely not be doing psychotherapeutic treatments -- which are very important in many psychiatric conditions. Some have done combined fp/psychiatry residencies, though. ...Read more

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Can all doctors help address depression or does one have to see a mental health specialist?

Can all doctors help address depression or does one have to see a mental health specialist?

It makes sense to: See a specialist for any problem. You would not go to a cardiologist for diabetes. Why not see a mental health specialist for depression? ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good way to deal with my depression?

Can you recommend a good way to deal with my depression?

Multiple ways: Exercise is a great way to cope with depression. Eating a healthy diet and supplements (i.e. Vitamin d, b complex and omega 3) can be beneficial. Journaling your thoughts and emotions, therapy and light therapy in the winter months are other options. You have to find what works for you. It could be a combination of things. For severe depression medication and therapy work best. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good medication to help you sleep and that helps with anxiety with low side effects?

Can you recommend a good medication to help you sleep and that helps with anxiety with low side effects?

Valium: Good old valium works like a charm. A full dose 5mg will give you good sleep onset, sleep maintenance, and not leave you groggy in the morning. A half-dose 5mg tab will help you deal with your stressful boss at work and yet be alert enough to balance the books. It is a very versatile drug, but unfortunately has a bad reputation. Good for muscle relaxation as well! ...Read more

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Would a neurologist help me with fibromyalgia treatment?

Would a neurologist help me with fibromyalgia treatment?

Depends who you saw: Treating fibromyalgia involves a team approach to address the many layers of the disease. So, a neuro-psychiatrist may be helpful, as others who are part of your team, as this is a complex medical condition. You may also benefit from seeing someone who tests for food allergies as well, as sometimes this impacts one's energy level, and when removed, allows the body to recover quicker with other txs. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with a neurological disorder eat correctly?

How can I help someone with a neurological disorder eat correctly?

VARIABLE: Depending on the disorder, various dietary approaches make sense. Phenyketonuria has restrictions, childhood epilepsy may benefit from a ketotic diet. Those with risk for stroke might do low fat diet, and those with hypoglycemia perhaps high protein, low cargo my ms pts probably do best on low fat diet and supplemental vit d. Suggest, check out the national organization for the disease for help. ...Read more

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Is it helpful to see a neurologist with my audiological test for him to consider treating me for chronic 24 hour tinnitus related anxiety?

Is it helpful to see a neurologist with my audiological test for him to consider treating me for chronic 24 hour tinnitus related anxiety?

Tinnitus diagnosis: I understand your distress due to tinnitus. See ENT Specialist for possible diagnoses of-Exposure to loud noise, Earwax blockage, Ear bone change, TMJ disorders, or Meniere's disease. See Neurologist for possible diagnoses of-Head injuries or neck injuries, Acoustic neuroma, High blood pressure, or medications. See Psychiatrist for Anxiety, limitation of functioning, to develop coping skills. ...Read more

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How can a neurologist help with being fatigue. What meds can help?

How can a neurologist help with being fatigue.  What meds can help?

Depends on cause: Neurologists can help with some sleep probs, like restless leg syndrome for ex, but the answer to your questions depends on the underlying cause. Although meds can be used to treat sleep & fatigue probs, it'd be better to first work on good sleep hygiene for ex. Or if your fatigue comes from anemia, tx should be aimed at that. If it comes from depression, tx aims at that, etc. ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to cope with an epileptic who has sleep apnea?

What would you suggest I do to cope with an epileptic who has sleep apnea?

Epilepsy/Sleep Apnea: Coping can be difficult but it's best to explain the dangers of each disorder. Both can be life-threatening if not managed properly, but fortunately both have effective treatments and therapies. Seeking a multidisciplinary approach will help. Treating sleep apnea is known to reduce seizure frequency. ...Read more

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What can I expect in an appointment with a sleep psychologist?

What can I expect in an appointment with a sleep psychologist?

Evaluation: The first appointment will normally include a general psychological evaluation focused in history of the events, and your bio-psycho-social data, also will review your medical, mental status, and family history.Expect to be asked to describe in detail all aspects of how (when, how long, etc etc) you sleep. Probably, cognitive-behavioral or other types of therapy will be described, offered to you. ...Read more

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If I have some problems with anger management and could be bipolar should see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

If I have some problems with anger management and could be bipolar should see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

Eval: Get a full psychiatric evaluation for bipolar disorder. If bipolar disorder is found, then medications, typically mood stabilizers will be prescribed. Therapy is also strongly indicated. If The evaluation is negative for bipolar disorder, medication still may be needed. In that case therapy is also strongly indicated. ...Read more

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Can see a doctor instead of a therapist to get help for anxiety?

Can see a doctor instead of a therapist to get help for anxiety?

Sure: Primary care doctors treat simple anxiety all the time. Of course, this often means prescription tranquilizers — safe & effective if used rarely, not good if used often. Some will prescribe ssris or other meds instead; every option has pros & cons. In contrast, psychotherapy may more successfully get to the cause of the anxiety, to prevent it from returning. And there's no addiction risk. ...Read more

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If a child's sleep apnea caused developmental delays, the problem was solved with a t&a, how long would it take for them to catch up?

If a child's sleep apnea caused developmental delays, the problem was solved with a t&a, how long would it take for them to catch up?

Hard to say: To the extent that a child is unrested, lack of attention may cause them to fall behind their peer group in many areas of development. Improvement in their sleep quality may allow for catch-up progress over time, but this is hard to predict.If the child had other ongoing issues, or the sleep apnea was bad enough to produce some impairment, a return to normal may be difficult. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more