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Is dysthymia curable?

Is dysthymia curable?

Yes!: I believe so, maybe not "curable" with a pill- but a combination of multiple lifestyle changes- sleep diet, stress management, nutrition and supplements can cure! ...Read more

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Is dyslexia curable?

Is dyslexia curable?

Sometimes: Dyslexia reflects the brain's inability to decode written information reliably. While it is true that some dyslexics have done great things, that does not make it a non-problem. There are techniques such as fastforward that seem to help the brain modify itself and correct certain types of dyslexia. For most, though, effective techniques help the person work around the problem. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy curable?

Is epilepsy curable?

No: Only for the most severe cases is a surgical cure attempted. Some children outgrow seizures. ...Read more

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Is chondromalcia not curable?

Is chondromalcia not curable?

Not a disease: Chondromalacia is not a disease and thus there is no "cure." it is softening or wearing down of cartilage. Ask your doctor if he or she has identified the activities (if any) that may have caused the condition. When the joint hurts, rest it, apply ice, and take medications prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia curable?

Is fibromyalgia curable?

Fibromyalgia: Yes, the majority of cases of fibromyalgia can be turned around with the appropriate treatment program. This is not easy and not taught to the majority of our nation's doctors, but it is available. I treat these patients all the time and have a 85-90% success rate if they follow the protocols for fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism is curable?

Is hyperthyroidism is curable?

Indeed: The treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. Sometimes its self limited. Sometimes it can be cured by surgery and sometimes radioactive iodine treatment. It is however almost always curable. ...Read more

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How is OCD officially diagnosed?

DSM -IV: Professionals use a manual that is based on years of research and professional opinion called the diagnostic and statistical manual. This has very specific criteria for diagnosing ocd. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia curable ?

Is  schizophrenia curable ?

No, but treatable: We do not have a cure for schizophrenia, nor do we seem near to one. However, many with schizophrenia can lead quite normal lives with appropriate medications and other interventions. One of the hardest parts about this and many mental disorders is that, just when a person most needs help, he or she is least likely to believe it. ...Read more

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Is lice curable?

Is lice curable?

Head Lice: Can be curable, but it takes some work. See your doctor for diagnosis and proper medication. Your doctor will give you instructions how to use the medication, what to look for, and how to recheck to make sure the infestation is gone. If you do not get information from your doctor or pharmacist, please open and read the following link: www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.Html. ...Read more

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What is anti-social personality disorder? How is it treated?

What is anti-social personality disorder? How is it treated?

Sociopath: A person with an antisocial personality disorder lacks a conscience. This means that they are often insensitive, out for themselves, irresponsible & toxic to others. I know of no way to psychiatrically treat a sociopath. However, if they are held legally accountable for their actions, that may serve as a deterent for future criminal behavior. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality curable? If yes how?

Is borderline personality  curable? If yes how?

DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy, or dbt, has proven highly effective for individuals with bpd. Medication to manage the moods is a great/sometimes necessary adjunct. ...Read more

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How is manic-depressive disorder managed?

How is manic-depressive disorder managed?

See below: As was said before, medication to stabilize mood and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy will help with sx awareness, work on treatment adherence, establishing daily routine, and self-care. Psychotherapy also will help with creating a "crisis card" things to do/people to contact when sx return. ...Read more

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Is progeria curable?

Is progeria curable?

No: This rare pattern of premature aging is seldom seen by primary care providers. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks & provide guidence for your local source of care.They seldom live past their teens & often die of advanced heart disease. ...Read more

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Is add curable?

Is add curable?

Maybe: Adhd attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often caused or worsened by fluctuating blood sugars as a result of sweet drinks. Reactive hypoglycemia leads to inability to concentrate as the brain is temporarily starved for glucose. Then the low sugar levels stimulate the release of adrenaline leading to the hyperactivity. Also mineral, hormonal, immune, ANS imbalances may play a role. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Manage : Ocd is disorder which can be well managed and have go into complete remission.However we dont usually talk about being cured because of its chronic phasic nature. ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis a curable affliction?

Is osteoarthritis a curable affliction?

There is no cure...: "there are currently no known therapies that can prevent progression of oa. Treatment of oa typically focuses on minimizing pain & swelling, reducing disability & improving quality of life. Treatment typically starts w/ non-pharmacologic therapy approaches including exercise programs, weight loss, patient education & shoe insoles" - (drmarkgalland.Com; 12/29/12). ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis curable?

Is osteoarthritis curable?

No: Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the actual joint surface which in general is a non-eversible event. Exciting fast pace research is being conducted around the word in an attempt to discover the causes of joint degeneration and find ways to grow new cartilage. That research is in its' infancy and widespread clinical use of this research is years, or decades away. ...Read more

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How effective is group psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is group psychotherapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

It's promising: Recent studies indicate Cognitive Therapy or CT in a group format is effective at reducing symptoms of OCD. Earlier studies found two psychological approaches, Exposure+Response Prevention and CT to be effective. Both are structured programs that challenge the behaviors and thoughts of OCD. Ask the therapist about the specific type of treatment they use and whether it has research support. ...Read more

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How effective is Buspirone for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is Buspirone for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Not as effective: as SSRIs such as sertraline (Zoloft) and citrapolam (Celexa) which produce an average of 40-60% reduction in OCD symptoms. Busipirone (Buspar) may have some benefit in managing anxiety but is not the first line pharmaceutical intervention for OCD. ...Read more

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