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Nos (Definition)

Not otherwise specified, as in diagnoses where there's symptoms of more than one disorder, for ...Read more


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I've experienced mental health issues for a long time and was just diagnosed with personality disorder nos. What is that?

I've experienced mental health issues for a long time and was just diagnosed with personality disorder nos. What is that?

NOS: It means not otherwise specified, meaning the symptoms do not fit one personality diagnosis or another, but has features of several. ...Read more

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What is psychosis nos ?

What is psychosis nos ?

Unspecified: It refers to a form of psychosis that does not fit into another defined diagnosis like schizophrenia or psychotic depression. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nos?

NOS: Not otherwise specified, as in diagnoses where there's symptoms of more than one disorder, for example; mood disorder, nos. ...Read more

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What does hypertension, "essential nos" mean?

What does hypertension, "essential nos" mean?

Essential hypertension: Essential hypertension is when blood pressure is not due to any other identifiable cause. Nos stands for "not otherwise specified". ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have been diagnosed htn nos?

HTN NOS: Hypertension not otherwise specified means your blood pressure is elevated but your doctor selected a code that means a cause has not yet been determined. ...Read more

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How do the diagnosis of anorexia and ed-nos differ?

How do the diagnosis of anorexia and ed-nos differ?

Eating DO: Nos stands for not otherwise specified, as in not fitting full criteria for either anorexia or bulimia. ...Read more

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What is pdd-nos?

PDD: Pdd-nos stands for pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified. In other words, this is a disorder that is characterized by symptoms that are similar to both autism and asperger's disorder, but a person does not meet the full criteria for either of those diagnoses. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bipolar 1, but what is BP nos?

What to do if I have bipolar 1, but what is BP nos?

Get psychiatric care: Get a proper full diagnosis from either a psychiatrist or psychologist. If you have a bipolar diagnosis you will need to be on a mood stabilizer and probably an antidepressant. The nos consideration is due to not making the clear criteria for either bipolar 1 or 2. ...Read more

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How can you treat pdd-nos?

How can you treat pdd-nos?

Social Skills: Most patients on the pdd spectrum suffer from communication and interpersonal skill issues. These are best addressed in a therapeutic social skills treatment group. If there are other symptoms such as anxiety or aggression, dofferent interventions may be required. Best to see a child psychiatrist or child behavioral specialist for an evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity reactions = adverse reactions produced by a normal immune system. ...Read more