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Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder?

Is there such thing as obsessive reading disorder?

Semantics: We can be "obsessive" without having ocd. A key feature of OCD is that the person does not enjoy or want to engage in the thoughts and behaviors. Someone who has to stay up all night to finish a book usually does so because of the enjoyment of reading. If the person did so because of a fear that otherwise something really bad might happen, then that might be ocd. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Reading Disorder (Definition)

There are many types of reading disorders. Dyslexia is a common one where letters can be reversed in the mind of the reader. Another one is an inability to extract meaning from words. A school psychologist can help diagnose and provide guidance for ways to deal w/this. Peace and good health. It may also ...Read more


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Is there a reading disorder?

Is there a reading disorder?

Yes: When the reading problem interferes with academic achievement or daily activities that require reading skills. ...Read more

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What are the tests for reading disorder?

What are the tests for reading disorder?

See below:: There are 2 types: basic reading problems occur when there is difficulty understanding the relationship between sounds, letters and words. Reading comprehension problems occur when there is an inability to grasp the meaning of words, phrases, and paragraphs. Diagnosing a learning disability is a process. It involves testing, history taking, and observation by psychologists & psychiatrists. ...Read more

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What can I do about my reading disorder at work?

Talk to the boss: Talk to your supervisor. Perhaps accommodations can be made such as allowing a little extra time or affording you tasks that may not directly require reading. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Reading disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Reading disorder?

Reading Disorder: There are many types of reading disorders. Dyslexia is a common one where letters can be reversed in the mind of the reader. Another one is an inability to extract meaning from words. A school psychologist can help diagnose and provide guidance for ways to deal w/this. Peace and good health. It may also be a vision issue. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?

Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?

Yes, beginning with: Family history of Specific Language Impairment &/or Dyslexia. Early Expressive Developmental Language Disorder with or without Receptive DLD increases risk even if language "catches up" by 4. Persistent Expressive DLD past 4, diagnosed as SLI, carries a 40-75% risk of Dyslexia. Deficits in sound-symbol association, like P-puh, in pre-school & in phonological awareness in KG are highly predictive. ...Read more

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Is there a reading disorder where you have trouble comprending the story?

Not necessarily!: It all depends on what story you are reading. If I were to read a dense story I could perhaps understand the words, but not the comprehend the subject matter. On the other hand, lack of comprehension can be indicative of anxiety or simply lack of interest. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a reading disorder in young adults?

Stress & Reading: A reading disorder is categorically a specific deficit that would exist even without stress. However, high levels of stress interfere with concentration and can, therefore, affect reading (which requires paying attention). Lower, or eliminate the stress and your usual reading level should return. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for reading disorder?

Aka Dyslexia Rx: Every person with a reading disorder requires a different strategy. Individual education plan should be created for each child with the condition. The following may be recommended: extra learning assistance (remedial instruction); private, individual tutoring; special day classes. Positive reinforcement is important: many students with learning disabilities have poor self-esteem. Counseling helps. ...Read more

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Hi.... Based on internet readings, I came to know that am suffering from (obsessive compulsive disorder). I wanna get rid of it completely. Pls help?

Hi.... Based on internet readings, I came to know that am suffering from (obsessive compulsive disorder). I wanna get rid of it completely. Pls help?

OCD: Ocd is a form of anxiety that can be treated successfully. Consult a mental health professional who treats your condition and in the meantime confide in those close to you to see if you can uncover what fundamental factors drive you to obsess. Have the courage to reach out and you will likely benefit. My best. ...Read more

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I think i have possessive personality disorder, is that a thing? I mean I am so obsessive over some people or things sometimes that I can't think of anything besides them, and then I think its love, but its not, its just obsession, and I become to possess

I think i have possessive personality disorder, is that a thing? I mean I am so obsessive over some people or things sometimes that I can't think of anything besides them, and then I think its love, but its not, its just obsession, and I become to possess

Relationships..: Sounds like you're trying to figure out why you act the way you do in a relationship, which leaves you disappointed. If you think you could use some professional help or therapy, talk to your parents to see if they agree. If you prefer, talk to a school counselor or social worker to see if they think you might benefit from help being too "possessive" of some people. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get help for reading problems / disorders?

How can I get help for reading problems / disorders?

Get help: A proper psychoeducational assessment by a clinical psychologist is the first step. ...Read more

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What sex positions are better for premature ejaculation disorder? I keep reading woman on top is primarily bad for pe why is this??

What sex positions are better for premature ejaculation disorder? I keep reading woman on top is primarily bad for pe why is this??

Premature: Ejaculation is sometimes called ill-timed ejaculation. It is a subjective evaluation. You may orgasm too quickly and not satisfy your partner. If you have concerns you can see your doc or a licensed sex therapist. It is not an illness. Peace and good health. Don't rely on medication alone. ...Read more

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Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks? The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.

Is it unusual (even if possible) for overlap myeloproliferative-myelodysplastic disorder to lower an elderly person's oral temperature below 36C for about 50% of his temp readings over 2 weeks?  The temperatures are highly likely to be accurate.

Can be normal : You don't need anything at all to see this is older folks. Trusting they are not hypothyroid, but if they are getting around okay, I would draw no conclusion. Different folks have different baselines and some older folks normally run a bit cooler ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease cause an elevated CA125 reading?

Can Lyme disease cause an elevated CA125 reading?

Unknown: At this point in time there is a lot of discussion about this topic and many who feel there may be some association but there has been no known proof of an association of Lyme disease and an elevated CA 125. This is still being researched and nothing that can say a definite cause and effect. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Borderline personality disorder thanks for reading and any help you can provide. I have a family member who I'm fairly certain is bpd. I believe she's had similar problems stemming from childhood. How can we express to this person how her actions make p

Borderline personality disorder thanks for reading and any help you can provide.  I have a family member who I'm fairly certain is bpd.  I believe she's had similar problems stemming from childhood.
How can we express to this person how her actions make p

Part : Part of the challenge with having borderline personality is an inability of the patient to manage their emotional world. Often they will be controlling in order to give them some sense of their internal chaos. I would recommend the book, "stop walking on eggshells" by randy kreger to help give you some perspective and tools to deal with your BP family member. ...Read more

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2 year old with sensory processing disorder. Want to learn so I can help her in addition to her therapy. Any recommended reading? Thank you

2 year old with sensory processing disorder. Want to learn so I can help her in addition to her therapy. Any recommended reading? Thank you

See below.: Check out the link below for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on their Healthychildren.org website for reliable information.

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/developmental-disabilities/Pages/Sensory-Integration-Therapy.aspx ...Read more

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Is it possible to overcome a mood disorder with a sufficiently strong frontal lobe, i.E. From reading and thinking?

Is it possible to overcome a mood disorder with a sufficiently strong frontal lobe, i.E. From reading and thinking?

Many variables here: If the mood disorder is mild to moderate & the reading matter and thinking is interesting and involving but not disturbing or provocative you may have a good idea here. However, if severe and if disturbing, it could make matters worse. Some wise, moderate folk may be able to evaluate themselves but even they might benefit from professional guidance — and, think wholistically, beyond frontal lobe. ...Read more

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I'm still worried and convinced I have end stage liver disease despite having two normal fibroscan readings and a contrast MRI? Freaking out daily.

I'm still worried and convinced I have end stage liver disease despite having two normal fibroscan readings and a contrast MRI? Freaking out daily.

See doc: If your liver function tests and radiology studies are normal and your hepatitis A B C are negative, perhaps you are obsessing about liver disease as a sign of mental stress
that is expressing itself in the form of disease obssesion.
There are medications that can help you with this behavior ...Read more

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I have been reading online and have read that when the rnp is the only antibody that is positive that this indicated mixed connective tissue disease?

I have been reading online and have read that when the rnp is the only antibody that is positive that this indicated mixed connective tissue disease?

Labs can confuse.: The labs are just a fraction of what needed to get you better. Your history and physical exam will determine your treatment. Looking for which labs will delay and confuse. You need to develop a few paragraphs of all your issues and sit down with your doctor to put the pieces together.
Began a wellness program and add in magnesium and acupuncture. ...Read more

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Curious about prion disease, after reading an article. How rare is it? What are prevention methods? How many cases per year.

Curious about prion disease, after reading an article. How rare is it? What are prevention methods? How many cases per year.

See below: This is a group of diseases. All uncommon. The only preventive measure it not eat meat from animals that may be affected. For more information you may consult these two sites.
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/prion-diseases
http://www.cdc.gov/prions/index.html ...Read more

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I was reading news on the internet and I see another young boy die because of the disease call amberoc have to do with water going up the nose.

I was reading news on the internet and I see another young boy die because of the disease call amberoc have to do with water going up the nose.

Naegleria fowleri: This small amoeba is known to inhabiit warm ponds and mostly still waters. It is a rare but deadly cause of encephalitis. The main entry point of this and many other brain infections is through sensitive membranes in the nose. Most die from the infection and treatments to date have been futile. An investigational drug is available through the cdc. ...Read more

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How can you get an accurate blood pressure reading in someone with panic disorder? I always feel panicked at the doc which will raise blood pressure

How can you get an accurate blood pressure reading in someone with panic disorder? I always feel panicked at the doc which will raise blood pressure

That is accurate: A person with a panic disorder may have a high blood pressure reading because he is anxious at that time. That reading is his real blood pressure at that time, and therefore is accurate. Furthermore, if he is anxious most of the day, then his high blood pressure truly reflects his usual state of being. To try to get a lower pressure might give lower numbers, but there will be less reality. ...Read more

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I (male,35)take lisinopril 10 mg daily, my randomly calculated BP reading are (125/65, 135/70, 130/65, 136/72). (SBP — DBP) Pulse pressure is 60 or 65 constantly, do I have any cardio disease! Worried

I (male,35)take lisinopril 10 mg daily, my randomly calculated BP reading are (125/65, 135/70, 130/65, 136/72). (SBP — DBP) Pulse pressure is 60 or 65 constantly, do I have any cardio disease! Worried

Lisinopril: The Lisinopril is controlling your blood pressure but the cigarette smoking and elevated lipids place you at risk for cardiovascular disease. Diet, exercise, stopping smoking, and possibly statin meds to control lipids would decrease your risk. ...Read more

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What does NSR RK sinus rhythm low voltage- possible pulmonary disease — ABNORMAL mean as the reading of my EKG?

What does NSR RK sinus rhythm low voltage- possible pulmonary disease — ABNORMAL mean as the reading of my EKG?

Low voltage: May be the result of EMPHYSEMA (The expanded air filled lung tissue actually "extends" over the heart resulting in a lower voltage readings from the CHEST leads. Just a "guess"....
Hope it is hepful!

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I have peripheral artery disease. Is my cholesterol readings high? 4.49 LDL 2.59 HDL 1.29 if I'm reading them correctly here.

I have peripheral artery disease. Is my cholesterol readings high? 4.49 LDL 2.59 HDL 1.29 if I'm reading them correctly here.

Which is which?: There are many unit conversion calculators available online. Your results are presumably in mmol/l but I can't tell whether your LDL is 4.49 or 2.59. Using http://www.Onlineconversion. Com/cholesterol. Htm, 4.49 = 174mg/dl which is high for pad while 2.59 = 100mg/dl which is good. With pad or other coronary artery disease equivalents, we aim for goal LDL <100mg/dl w/optional goal <70mg/dl. ...Read more

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I took Nexium (esomeprazole) for 2 years & Prilosec (40mg) for 1 year. Now I'm reading that kidney disease is very likely to occur with PPIs. Should I be worried?

I took Nexium (esomeprazole) for 2 years & Prilosec (40mg) for 1 year. Now I'm reading that kidney disease is very likely to occur with PPIs. Should I be worried?

NOT "VERY": Likely!!!!! Just an ASSOCIATION .(STATISTICAL)! You're Prescribing Health care Professional will MONITOR you for such POSSIBLE (NOT LIKELY) complications of prolonged PPI usage!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more