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What does 3.5 or 4 really mean on an SLOF or LOF (Level of Functioning) test? What about pretty consistent 48-50 GAF (Global Assessment of Functioning)?

What does 3.5 or 4 really mean on an SLOF or LOF (Level of Functioning) test? What about pretty consistent 48-50 GAF (Global Assessment of Functioning)?

And I quote: GAF 41-50 Serious symptoms (e.g. suicidal ideation, severe obsessional rituals, frequent shoplifting)
OR any serious impairment in social, occupational, or school functioning (e.g., no friends, unable to keep a job). -DSM. I am not privy to the LOF though. I encourage to discuss with your doc. Take care. ...Read more

Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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How do we breathe? (this is for an assessment question, detailed answers please!)

How do we breathe? (this is for an assessment question, detailed answers please!)

Search Internet: Rather than re-invent the wheel, especially because I have no idea how much detail you want/need, I suggest you search the internet where I found the following answers: http://www. Webmd. Com/lung/how-we-breathe, http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/hlw/whathappens. Html, http://www. Lung. Ca/children/grades4_6/respiratory/how_we_breathe. Html, and http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/breathing. ...Read more

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How to give myself a self assessment test to see if I have dementia?

How to give myself a self assessment test to see if I have dementia?

Self tests: There are several self tests inquiring about symptoms that might suggest early dementia. One of my favorites is called sage (from ohio state) and there are several versions. Usually your doctor can provide that, or other tests. Also visit the alzheimer's websites for options. In the long run as there can be many causes for cognitive problems, see your doctor; they can help or refer. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a caries risk assessment test?

Could you explain what is a caries risk assessment test?

Assessment of risk: It is exactly as the name states: a test to determine/assess your risk for dental caries ('tooth decay'). There are numerous factors that contribute to your risk including diet, family and social/behavioral factors. You can start the process with this link: http://mydentalscore. Com/
check it out and bring results to your dentist. ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult to get a venogram below the knee? D-dimer and US are not good enough considering I have PV. Self assessment 3 on Well's test

Why is it so difficult to get a venogram below the knee? D-dimer and US are not good enough considering I have PV. Self assessment 3 on Well's test

Skill, risk and time: Venogram is an effective way to evaluate the veins of the leg especially to look for blood clots. Unfortunately we do these tests less often because they are technically more difficult, take more more time and have more risk. IV contrast dye can damage kidneys and cause phlebitis.
So because the done so infrequently the skill get a bit rusty and we prefer newer less invasive methods for diagnosis ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with POTS last year during a tilt test. I cannot find a doctor who fully understands this condition. Please can you advise who I could see. I recently saw a cardiologist who suggested I go for a psychiatric assessment! ?

I was diagnosed with POTS last year during a tilt test. I cannot find a doctor who fully understands this condition. Please can you advise who I could see. I recently saw a cardiologist who suggested I go for a psychiatric assessment! ?

POTS: I can't provide any contacts in South Africa to help you specifically with POTS. I did want to advise that I know POTS can be debilitating. As a psychiatrist - I have several POTS patients. I can't cure or treat their POTS - but sometimes, it can help to deal with the problems that come along with it. Good luck with this. ...Read more

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What things are in a typical physical exam for a 20 year old female? (Called in, height weight and then? (As detailed answer as possible)

What things are in a typical physical exam for a 20 year old female? (Called in, height weight and then? (As detailed answer as possible)

Physical exam: Typically eyes ears nose mouth neck lungs heart glands breasts belly arms legs, reflexes plus others as appropriate. Skin, obviously. If you have concerns about part of your body or about part of the exam, please do ask. ...Read more

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What to expect for a physical exam for a male? Certain tests doc will do? Labs? Etc?

What to expect for a physical exam for a male? Certain tests doc will do? Labs? Etc?

Age dependent: At your age regular exam, hesrt, lungs, abdomen, head and neck, muscle strength. As needed private exam. Mainly hemoglobin, cbc, liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 61 yr old male my question do Drs still do urine test and prostate test with a annual physical exam? My New Dr doesn't do this

Hi I am a 61 yr old male my question do Drs still do urine test and prostate test with a annual physical exam? My New Dr doesn't do this

Good question!: Currently, there is debate and lack of consensus on, not only the value of the routine annual exam but also, what it should consist of and what tests should be included, which is why there is great variation among MDs. Routine annual urinalysis in a healthy adult has not been proven to be cost-effective. The AUA recommends annual prostate cancer screening with a DRE and PSA test for men ages 55-69 ...Read more

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For physical exam blood tests, Do doctors usually check for Lyme disease or does it get noticed in the blood? Does that have to be requested?

For physical exam blood tests, Do doctors usually check for Lyme disease or does it get noticed in the blood? Does that have to be requested?

Blood tests: "Routine" blood tests do not check for Lyme disease. A blood test for Lyme disease would be done when a suspicion for the disease from the history and/or physical warrants it. ...Read more

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Can a psychiatrist diagnose a bipolar disorder without any lab tests or a physical exam?

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Can a psychiatrist diagnose a bipolar disorder without any lab tests or a physical exam?

Bipolar Dx: Good history-taking, to include family history, mental status exam, and mood disorder rating scales. ...Read more

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Deep pelvic pain during sex. 7.5 mos after c-section. Is this normal? What can be done? Swab test and physical exam were ok. What could be the cause?

Deep pelvic pain during sex. 7.5 mos after c-section. Is this normal? What can be done? Swab test and physical exam were ok. What could be the cause?

Scars: Scar tissue from the C-section may prevent your uterus from being as mobile in your pelvis as it was before the C-section and not to move out of the way during intercourse as it used to do before C-section. ...Read more

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I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

I'm 65 years old, with heart disease in family history. What benefit from the high-sensitivity c-reactive protein (hs-crp) test in physical exam?

CRP test for hearts: Most experts agree that testing for highly sensitive CRP does not add much to the traditional assessment of cardiac risk factors. The main factors to pay attention to (in addition) to the family history are exercise, diet, blood pressure, cholesterol, daily aspirin, not smoking, relaxation, maintaining weight. The value for CRP has been for low risk patients with relatively low cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can I get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam

Can I get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam

Yes: Testing for STDs can be done while on your period. Some are done on blood drawn from your arm and others on urine or cervical swabs but bleeding does not prevent any of the testing. The only way to know why a physician would want to just do an exam and no blood or urine tests would be to ask that physician. Sorry I can't tell u what the other doctor was thinking. It may have been done to save money ...Read more

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Trouble swallowing. Ent did a physical exam of my thyroid, blood tests and a barium swallow and says it's anxiety. Should I get an ultrasound too?

Trouble swallowing. Ent did a physical exam of my thyroid, blood tests and a barium swallow and says it's anxiety. Should I get an ultrasound too?

Depends: The barium swallow would show any obstruction of your esophagus. The reason to be get an us would only to be to further evaluate the thyroid. If the barium swallow and the pe were normal, its unlikely that the thyroid is big enough to cause problems swallowing. Also consider if you have acid reflux which can cause the sensation of difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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Constant abdominal pain relief when passing stool. Mucus in stool and loose stool. Physical exam, blood and stool test were negative. Is it IBS or IBD?

Constant abdominal pain relief when passing stool. Mucus in stool and loose stool. Physical exam, blood and stool test were negative. Is it IBS or IBD?

Either or other: Your symptoms are consistent with both irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease among others. I am not sure what physical exam means and it is very important HOW the stool blood test is done to be accurate. Start taking a daily fiber supplement and drink plenty of fluid. If symptoms persist you need to see a GI specialist and have at least a sigmoidoscopy or "short scope". ...Read more

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Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does an assessment take?

Depends.: That is a very vague question. That depends on what the assessment is for and could vary from 5 minutes to several weeks or longer depending on the situation. Ask a more specific question and I am sure you will get a more specific answer and good luck. ...Read more

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What is a functional behavior assessment like?

What is a functional behavior assessment like?

In a natural setting: Usually at school, a bcba or behavioral specialist observes a maladaptive behavior to determine its antecedent & its consequence e.g., teacher response. (a, b, c) in this way, a plan can be made for either altering the situation that precipitates the behavior or change the consequence of the behavior so that it is extinguished after a brief "extinction burst" or escalation of the behavior. ...Read more

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What happens during a mental health assessment?

What happens during a mental health assessment?

A good interview: A mental health assessment involves an interview by a mental health expert to help identify your problem. It usually starts with open ended questions and then more specific questions are asked to narrow possible reasons for your problem. Sometimes questionnaires are used to identify problems like depression or adhd. Remember the assessment is to help you so don't be afraid to ask questions. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a mental health assessment?

Could you explain what is a mental health assessment?

A therapist: Will ask you about your problems, get a history of what you are experiencing, family history, and assess what is wrong. See if they feel supportive. Then they will make recommendations for treatment options. ...Read more

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How or from whom do you get a mental health assessment?

How or from whom do you get a mental health assessment?

Several options: Psychiatrists (physicians specializing in mental disorders) are the traditional choice, but clinical psychologists, especially those with a phd or psyd degree, have extensive training as well, and are also trained to administer 'paper & pencil' tests for quantitative assessment of iq, memory, and many other factors. Any mental health professional can begin an assessment though. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to expect at a mental health assessment?

Please tell me what to expect at a mental health assessment?

A therapist: Will ask you about your problems, get a history of what you are experiencing, family history, and assess what is wrong. See if they feel supportive. Then they will make recommendations for treatment options. ...Read more