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Is valproate acid (depakote) effective for treating bipolar mixed depressive states?

Is valproate acid (depakote) effective for treating bipolar mixed depressive states?

Yes. : Bipolar disorders are complex to understand and to treat. Combining proper medication with therapy is ideal ...Read more

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Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Betaseron (interferon beta 1b) adverse reactions?

Multiple..: 1) depression 2) allergic reaction 3) injection site necrosis http://www.Rxlist.Com/betaseron-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm. ...Read more

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Is bone marrow transplantation is curative for chronic myeloid leukemia caused by (Philadelphia chromosome) ?

Is bone marrow transplantation is curative for chronic myeloid leukemia caused by (Philadelphia chromosome) ?

Yes: In 70 to 80 percent of cases. The availability of tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as gleevec (imatinib) has moved transplant to 3rd line treatment ...Read more

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What exactly is a mental health check?

What exactly is a mental health check?

Wellness screen: A mental health check is brief screening of emotional, social and occupational functioning that is often done as a part of a annual medical check-up. Mental health checks are a good way of identifying people who have undiagnosed but very treatable mental health concerns. ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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Does topamax (topiramate) cause insomnia for bipolr patients?

Does topamax (topiramate) cause insomnia for bipolr patients?

Topamax (topiramate): It can. Many of the meds used for bipolar disorder can affect sleep patterns. Hopefully they will help normalize your sleep/ wake cycle, which is critical for this condition. Sleep deprivation is a major trigger for a manic episode. If topamax (topiramate) is helpful for your mood cycling, i would ask your md about taking it in the am only. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder related to ptsd?

Is borderline personality disorder related to ptsd?

Sometimes related: Some people with borderline personality disorder act out in ways which are dangerous to themselves or others. They may develop ptsd as a result of these experiences. ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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I've visited 2-3 psychologist.Some say adhd.Bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, severe depression, m confused.Plz help, told evry doc same?

I've visited 2-3 psychologist.Some say adhd.Bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, severe depression, m confused.Plz help, told evry doc same?

Diagnosis can be: quite difficult at times. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. Depression is part of Bipolar Disorder (AKA manic depression). ADHD and bipolar disorder can have overlapping symptoms and may also co-occur. Anxiety can occur with any of these - either as a symptom or as a clinical disorder. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to cure a cold fast?

Please tell me how to cure a cold fast?

COLD IS SELF LIMITED: Common cold gets better by itself, and one may use decongestants for symptom relief. Keep hugrated to keep secretions thin, keep the drainage to prevent complications and short term use of decongeastants like sudafed in severe cases is all that is needed it will take its course, there is definitely no need for antibiotics for common cold. ...Read more

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Can escitalopram be used as an antipsychotic ? I have major depressive disorder plus symptoms of psychosis.I'v started with 5 mg medication.

Can escitalopram be used as an antipsychotic ? I have major depressive disorder plus symptoms of psychosis.I'v started with 5 mg medication.

Treatment: Escitalopram is an effective antidepressant. 10-20% or major depression can be complicated by psychosis. Standard of care for psychotic depression is antidepressant plus antipsychotic for non affective psychosis ( not psychotic depression) escitalopram is not effective by itself. ...Read more

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Fatigue studies (CFS?): For poor concentration & memory, could a neurologist help? Current specialist advisors: sleep, rheumat., endocrin., immun. MDs

Fatigue studies (CFS?): For poor concentration & memory, could a neurologist help? Current specialist advisors: sleep, rheumat., endocrin., immun. MDs

Team: If your team has all of these physicians on the case, adding a neurologist may be superfluous. One physician should be coordinating your care in order to access the expertise of the others. ...Read more

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Looking for health information for an elder. Where do I go?

Looking for health information for an elder. Where do I go?

American Geriatrics: America geriatric society, local departments of aging, local unirversities & hospitals with geriatric programmes & websites like medscape etc. ...Read more

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Is cbt effective for psychosis?

Is cbt effective for psychosis?

Yes, Some Is: Your thought is correct- some CBT is actually designed for psychosis symptoms! CBT can also help other common issues folks with psychosis face, such as depression or social anxiety.

Here is some information that could help:
https://recoveryfromschizophrenia.org/cbt-for-psychosis-trauma-psychosis-handouts/ ...Read more

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What is the purpose of an mmpi? And how do you interprit the results?

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MMPI: The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale. This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter. ...Read more

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Which is most effective in slowing down Alzheimer's: aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) or reminyl?

Which is most effective in slowing down Alzheimer's: aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) or reminyl?

No head2head study: So far, there are no head-to-head studies demonstrating that one medication is better than the other/rest. Aricept (donepezil), Exelon (rivastigmine) & Razadyne (nee Reminyl aka galantamine) are all acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEI). Namenda (memantine) is an NMDA receptor antagonist which is often used in conjunction w/one of these AChEI to slow down progression of Alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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How can I manage my anger at work?

How can I manage my anger at work?

Anger management: It is important to first have a medical evaluation to rule out a medical cause for your anger (e.g. Temporal lobe dysfunction). If there isn't a medical reason, then the following psychological techniques may be helpful: reframing, relaxation techniques including deep breathing, progressive muscle relatxation, and assertiveness training. These are a few things that can help. ...Read more

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