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Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Often the first step: Family physicians can certainly help with some mental illnesses. When these are more severe, complex, or the initial trials of medicines don't work, they generally refer to psychiatrists. Also, a family physician will most likely not be doing psychotherapeutic treatments -- which are very important in many psychiatric conditions. Some have done combined fp/psychiatry residencies, though. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Neurofibromatosis (Definition)

A genetic condition characterized by cafe au lait spots, which are pigmented patches of skin, and benign ...Read more


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Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

No: Melatonin is of no benefit directly with the sinuses. It might help you sleep better and if lack of sleep is contributing to your sinus problem then it could help. ...Read more

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Can you offer some help with body dysmorphic disorder?

Can you offer some help with body dysmorphic disorder?

You need to meet : With a therapist. It is something that cannot be done just via the internet. Find a psychologist who specializes in bdd and make an appointment. Let us know how it goes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have a lot of cafe au lait spots and not have neurofibromatosis?

Help! Is it possible to have a lot of cafe au lait spots and not have neurofibromatosis?

Possible: NIH diagnostic criteria for NF1 with two or more of following features:1)6 or more café-au-lait macules over 5 mm in diameter prepubertal individuals over 15 mm in greatest diameter in postpubertal..2) 2or more neurofibromas or one plexiform neurofibroma.3)Freckling in armpit or groin areas4)Optic glioma (optic nerve tumor)5) > 2 Lisch nodules(iris of eye)6)typical bone lesions 7)1deg relative nf1 ...Read more

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I need help with diagnosed personality disorder?

I need help with diagnosed personality disorder?

It is hard: Personality disorders are difficult to live with and hard to treat. Usually if u have a personality disorder u do not realize that u have a problem, people close to u do. If u have been told u have one and are asking for help that is a major step. Follow through and speak to a therapist. They will start with what's bothering u, which is your healthier side and move on from there. It will take time. ...Read more

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Need help badly with anxieties?

Need help badly with anxieties?

See Dr: Hope dr has time to recommend non pharmacologic answers such as exercise, diet&relaxation techniques in addition to ssri meds first.It is so easy for us to rx drugs like valium, xanax, (alprazolam) Ativan or the like which have some degree of risk. ...Read more

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Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

Need help finding doctors knowledgeable and experienced with blau syndrome/early onset sarcoidosis, not sarcoidosis. Much needed, thank you.

See details: Two of the most influential centers for this rare genetic disorder are the national institutes of health and the cleveland clinic. Speak with people at these two sites for guidance. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?

Just diagnosed with fibromyalgia. What prescriptions do they give you to help with pain and other symptoms?

Many, many options: I use more than 50 different medicines to treat my fibromyalgia patients. Every patient is different and medicines that work for one may not work for another. The 3 medicines that are fda approved for treating fibromyalgia are lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran). However, many other medicines are also used. Find a fibromyalgia specialist who will work to find medicines that will help you. ...Read more

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Need help with physiotherapy, who can I talk to?

Need help with physiotherapy, who can I talk to?

A Physiatrist, : An orthopedist, your family doctor or even sometimes a neurologist. What's the problem? Certain injuries require less expertise to diagnose and treat, like a sprained ankle. Some injuries can be quite complicated. ...Read more

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I need help with acne?

I need help with acne?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

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I need help toddler with borderline of lupus?

I need help toddler with borderline of lupus?

See details: I have no idea what borderline lupus means. It would be a very unusual diagnosis in someone so young. If you have questions, i urge you see a pediatric rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I need some tips to help deal with borderline personality disorder family member?

I need some tips to help deal with borderline personality disorder family member?

Boundaries: Keeping consistent boundaries will be helpful for you and your family member. Talk openly about what you feel comfortable with and what you don't. This is a great skill to model for someone who has BPD. ...Read more

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Expecting a child with sickle cell. Need help and support!?

Expecting a child with sickle cell. Need help and support!?

Support Networks: Jane, one of the best things you can do is to explore the resources available to you, so thank you for asking! many states and regions in the U.S. Have organized sickle cell groups that help educate and support sickle cell patients and their families. Of course, also ask your baby's future doctor. Try this national group as a stepping stone: http://www.Sicklecelldisease.Org/index.Cfm?Page=chapters. ...Read more

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How do you find a good doctor or type of therapy that helps with autism?

How do you find a good doctor or type of therapy that helps with autism?

Autism clinic : I don't know exactly where you live, but you should start by looking for a clinic that specializes in autistic spectrum disorders, probably in a large medical center in your area. The specialists can do the appropriate assessments, and they can help you to find the right referrals near you. You may have to travel to find the right clinicians, but it will be worth it. ...Read more

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Need help with fever blisters?

Need help with fever blisters?

Cold Sores: Cold sores can be treated with oral antiviral medications. These are cheap and usually quite safe. They can significantly shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak. If you have frequent outbreaks, these medicines can be taken daily to suppress the outbreaks. ...Read more

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Need help with my bladder problemI?

 Need help with my bladder problemI?

Water: Water is the best thing for the bladder. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and spicy foods. Urgency can occur from hyperactive receptors on bladder and stress. There are medications to help this. If leakage with coughing or sneezing occur, losing weight and kegel exercises can be helpful. If menopausal, vaginal estrogens can be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I need help with a 504 plan for benign essential tremors?

What to do if I need help with a 504 plan for benign essential tremors?

504 plan for tremor: If your essential tremor is severe enough to interfere with normal activities, and does not respond adequately to appropriate treatments, then you may need a 504 plan. You should consult a neurologist about both treatment options and about possible 504 plans. ...Read more

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What will help people with spondylolisthesis?

What will  help people with spondylolisthesis?

Varied: The natural history of spondylolisthesis is somewhat difficult to predict and may be somewhat dependent on the underlying causes of the misalignment. Also the current degree of misalignment and if there is instability also play a part. Core stabilization exercises, physical fitness and weight management are important in maintaining he issue and potentially preventing progression. ...Read more

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Would a neurologist help me with fibromyalgia treatment?

Would a neurologist help me with fibromyalgia treatment?

Depends who you saw: Treating fibromyalgia involves a team approach to address the many layers of the disease. So, a neuro-psychiatrist may be helpful, as others who are part of your team, as this is a complex medical condition. You may also benefit from seeing someone who tests for food allergies as well, as sometimes this impacts one's energy level, and when removed, allows the body to recover quicker with other txs. ...Read more

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