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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Dementia

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older ...Read more


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Is there an effective treatment for depression without a doctor and medication?

Is there an effective treatment for depression without a doctor and medication?

No cure, but options: There is no cure for depression but there are ways to manage the symptoms. Treatments for mild depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, support groups, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort) and journaling. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If your depression is severe or worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for migraines?

Is there an effective treatment for migraines?

Yes: Don't have enough room for the whole answer. Treatment of acute attack and prevention are the two areas addressed. Uncertain which you wanted. Oral, injected, and nasal,spray Meds are effective in stopping the HA when used early in most cases and IV Meds in harder ones. Several different types of Meds have been successful in stabilizing nerve/muscle to prevent the next attack. See neurologist ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment for porokeratosis or dsap?

Is there an alternative treatment for porokeratosis or dsap?

Yes - several.: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis, is a benign condition which can occur more typically on the lower legs, but also other body areas as well. Common treatments include cryotherapy (freezing), keratolytics that contain urea or lactic acid, as well as actinic keratosis treatments such as zyclara, Picato (ingenol mebutate) or even the older generation of 5-fluorouracil. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for maculopathy?

Is there an effective treatment for maculopathy?

Maculopathy Tx: Maculopathy is a non-specific term for a disease affecting the central portion of the retina/vision. Treatment would depend on the cause of the problem which could be many different issues. ...Read more

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Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits: Here's what we know — and don't know: Kava. , Passionflower. , Valerian. , Chamomile. , Lavender. , Lemon balm. . If you're considering taking any herbal supplement as a treatment for anxiety, talk to your doctor first, especially if you take other medications. The interaction of some herbal supplements and certain medications can cause serious side effects. If your anxiety is interfering with daily activities, talk with your doctor. More serious forms of anxiety generally need medical treatment or psychological counseling (psychotherapy) for symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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Is there a drug or treatment for formication?

Is there a drug or treatment for formication?

Depends on cause: If you have not been evaluated for causes of nerve irritation, including side effects of drugs and/or withdrawal then you might be missing a treatable cause of this sensation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for emotional masochism?

Is there an effective treatment for emotional masochism?

Professional help: Emotional masochism is a deeply intrapsychic issue. Seek out a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a great deal of experience in personality disorders and intrapsychic issues. Object relations and self psychologists may have the necessary background/skills to help. It will take time, perhaps a year or more of intense therapy. ...Read more

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Are there any other drugs other than clomipramine for OCD available which is a trycilic type?

Are there any other drugs other than clomipramine for OCD available which is a trycilic type?

No: Clomipramine hydrochloride, a chlorinated analog of imipramine, is a widely used antidep. recently approved for use in the U.S. for the txmt. of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a potentially incapacitating affliction. Its primary action is blockade of the reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Adverse effect profile is similar to other tricyclic antidep.- CVS, CNS & anticholinergic mainly ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medication for adult add?

Is there an alternative medication for adult add?

I wish there were: As of now, we do not have a "cure" for add. But medication (stimulants, usually) and behavior retraining, are very effective. Even so, stimulants work for a limited number of hours, only temporarily taking away the symptoms. When they stop working, the brain reverts to add. Despite many myths, there is no evidence that various diets, herbal supplements or other type of intervention, wil help. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for gastroparesis?

Diet: Diet is the only non prescription treatment for gastroparesis. Low fat, low residue diet is recommended. Small frequent meals are also advised. ...Read more

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Which types of treatment is there for migraines while on an anti-depressant?

Which types of treatment is there for migraines while on an anti-depressant?

Many: It depends on the frequency of your migraines and the type of antidepressant you are on. For an attack many over the counter medicines are often safe and if those don't work there are several prescription options as well. Talk to your prescribing doctor about safety of over the counter medicine and you may consider seeing a neurologist if that doesn't work. ...Read more

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Depression, is there an effective treatment?

Depression, is there an effective treatment?

Cognitive-behavioral: Therapy is the most effective treatment available for depression. It may sometimes need to be supplemented with medication for best results. It's also helpful to exercise, engage is social interaction & engrossing activities, practice gratitude, do kind things for others, develop & commit to meaningful goals, practice stress management, and talk to trusted, empathic people. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

Is there an effective treatment for cellulitis?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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For cdiff, what is the most effective medication or remedy?

For cdiff,  what is the most effective medication or remedy?

Depends.: If this is initial disease best treatment is Flagyl (metronidazole) if recurrent consider vancomycin or pulsed therapy. Probiotics may have a role. Stool transplant and other antibiotics are an option for difficult to treat disease. ...Read more

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Is marijuana be an effective treatment for gastroparesis?

Unlikely: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar to schizophrenia and i don't advise u to try it. ...Read more