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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

A neurological problem that causes difficulty in word recognition and spelling. This often affects reading comprehension and consequently ...Read more


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My younger brother has symptoms of dyslexia, I think. How can I tell if it really is?

My younger brother has symptoms of dyslexia, I think.  How can I tell if it really is?

Be tested: It is common for children to transpose letters up until age 5 or 6. Usually by age 7 (or second grade) testing can determine if it is an issue. Testing is the best way to determine if he has dyslexia. Usually the school can provide testing or you can find a psychologist who performs the psychoeducational testing for tho problem. ...Read more

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I know this isn't a medical question, but I am wondering how to go about finding a doctor who has been fired? I've looked online with no luck.

???: I really don't understand your question. If you know the name of a physician and where they worked, you can contact the personnel department to see if they have any forwarding information. If you are looking to see if a physician has any professional disciplinary actions, you can contact your state's medical board. ...Read more

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I believe that my mate has a metal health problem. What can I do. Thank you?

I believe that my mate has a metal health problem. What can I do. Thank you?

Consult: Your local medical association or your physician for referral to a qualified mental health specialist, a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a question about my friends mom I already asked. But I don't have a clear cut answer to it. Is it possible to be able to email?

I have a question about my friends mom I already asked. But I don't have a clear cut answer to it. Is it possible to be able to email?

Not on this forum: Try HealthTap PRIME, where doctors see and help you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation, or upload them earlier. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions are NOT able to see a patient's images or photos, nor email patients.) ...Read more

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How can i tell my doctor that i really have adult adhd without suspection of that i want legal amphytamine?

How can i tell my doctor that i really have adult adhd without suspection of that i want legal amphytamine?

ADHD Testing: Schedule an appointment with your doctor for a consult, tell your doctor what symptoms you are having and how they affect your daily life. Your doctor then will give you a test for ADHD or you will fill out a questionnaire to see if your concerns are due to ADHD or something else. ...Read more

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I have heard that taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with also having trichotillomania makes it worse, but it actually helps me, would there be a specific reason why?

I have heard that taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with also having trichotillomania makes it worse,  but it actually helps me, would there be a specific reason why?

Anxiety and dopamine: The brain is a fascinating organ that we much to learn about. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that produce function at the nerve cell level and more so we interact with our world. . Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is often used to treat add, and treat other diagnosis'. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increases the dopamine. Trichotillomania is classed as an anxiety disorder responding well to serotonin while Dopamine can make it worse. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have add/adhd or am i a maladaptive daydreamer?

Is it possible that I have add/adhd or am i a maladaptive daydreamer?

It's hard to know: Many people your age have add or adhd and were not diagnosed because we knew so little about it when u were a child. U may have had it and been told u were a daydreamer. Psychologists, included! if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it may be a duck! good luck let me know if u and find out that you do have it. There are a lot of things you can do to get better control. ...Read more

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I think I might have a learning disorder? I am slow reader. Who can tell me?

I think I might have a learning disorder? I am slow reader. Who can tell me?

Believe in yourself: We all have strengths and weaknesses. There is always someone who can read better, remember trivia better, throw better, remember jokes better, etc. We all need to do the best with the abilities we were given. Believe that you have skills, polish those you can, and work on those that need help. Self esteem is important, and self improvement is what life is all about. ...Read more

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I have add and a anxiety disorder . I have a hard time with multilple task with remembering . I wounder if ritalin (methylphenidate) or something else would help thank?

I have add and a anxiety disorder . I have a  hard time with multilple task with remembering . I wounder if ritalin (methylphenidate) or something else would help thank?

ADD, anxiety & Trt: Stimulants like Ritalin (methylphenidate) can improve attention deficit disorder related reduced concentration, but stimulants can increase anxiety. You can get a genetic test (e.g. Genesight by assurexhealth.Com) using a cheek swab to identify what psychiatric medications (stimulants, antidepressants and atypical neuroleptics) you are more likely to tolerate and respond. Ask your doctor to use such a test for you. ...Read more

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I think that i may have ocd. How would i go about asking a dr to screen me for the condition. It's really bothering me.

I think that i may have ocd. How would i go about asking a dr to screen me for the condition. It's really bothering me.

See psychiatrist or: Phd psychologist -- these professionals are trained to carefully explore your concerns with you, make diagnoses substantiated by your history, and suggest reasonable treatments. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been suffering from severe OCD about 3years and took Fluxidin for it but it doesn't work at this time I don't know what should I do.Also I met a psychologist too. Nothing is working for me whorls you help me?

Hello, I have been suffering from severe OCD about 3years and took Fluxidin for it but it doesn't work at this time I don't know what should I do.Also I met a psychologist too. Nothing is working for me whorls you help me?

OCD: Please see a mental health professional who specializes in OCD rather than a generalist. Also, see a psychiatrist to help you w/medication. Your family doctor may not be as specialized as a psychiatrist is in that area. The more stressed/out of control we feel, the more OCD manifests itself. Lots of reasons to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm very anxious I have Ativan (lorazepam) that a friend gave me I'm debating whether to take it or not please help. It's 2mg but it can be split in half.

I'm very anxious I have Ativan (lorazepam) that a friend gave me I'm debating whether to take it or not please help. It's 2mg but it can be split in half.

This is not the: way to take Ativan (lorazepam). See a psychiatrist . You may be treated without medication first such as psychotherapy. Medication may come later and may be a different one such as an antidepressant because benzos are addictive. ...Read more

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I think I have ADHD but was never followed by one dr when i was young so there is no history on me. Is there another way to test for adult adhd?

I think I have ADHD but was never followed by one dr when i was young so there is no history on me. Is there another way to test for adult adhd?

ADHD can be assessed: Using psychological tests or a simple inventory ( connor's inventory) or by a clinical interview with a psychologist. If you want special assistance in a college program you need psyche testing. Otherwise you can do a less formal evaluation. With a psychologist's recommendation a physician could put you on a trial of medication. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosid with d-lactic acidosis. Im having a hard time learning about it. Can u please help me understand it better?

I have just been diagnosid with d-lactic acidosis. Im having a hard time learning about it. Can u please help me understand it better?

Unusual diagnosis: Caused by production and absorption of d-lactic acid in colon. This occurs when glucose and carbohydrates are delivered to the colon and are metabolized by gram positive anaerobes (lactobacillus). Resulting d- Lactic Acid is absorbed into bloodstream but not broken down by enzymes which only recognize l-lactic acid. So you become acidotic. Episodes of acidemia occur with carbohydrate loads. ...Read more

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Ritalin/adderal for recreational/study purposes? I've never been diagnosed with adhd. Actually, i will got out and get tested to see if I have it. However, i was wondering if taking ritalin (methylphenidate) makes you better at studying/gym/concentration.

Ritalin/adderal for recreational/study purposes? I've never been diagnosed with adhd. Actually, i will got out and get tested to see if I have it. However, i was wondering if taking ritalin (methylphenidate) makes you better at studying/gym/concentration.

No, : No, it does not help if you have adhd, and it can be harmful. It is a stimulant, and can cause other issues such as palpitations in those who don't have adhd. It is best to just work on study techniques and avoid medications with side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

Adderall is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more