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Neuropsychologist Vs Neurologist
Chicken or the egg?: The title behind the professional is not as important as the years of expertise in the subject matter, the level of interest and compasion for the patients problems, and your ease , trust and communication with him/her.Md and psychologists are part of a comprehensive team of professionals, not mutually exclusive, i propose you see both! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Analogy Bytes: U know how some programmers don't care abt computer hardware whereas those who build hardware can't ignore how programs run on the hardware? Well, cognitive neuropsychs seek 2 understand how all that thinking stuff is actually programmed in the brain -what systems of the brain & structures give us memory, language, speech, judgment. Cog psychs focus on what bits of code brain needs 2 do all that! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of board certified sleep specialists, is it better to see a neurologist, pulmonologist, primary care, etc for narcolepsy?
The best one to see: is the practitioner who has the best reputation and the relevant experience. If you go to one and you don't like him/her/it, find someone else. ...Read more
For suspected autistic spectrum disorder (HFA) in a 3 yr, which professional is better to see for evaluation - psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist?
PTSD and causes: Research is showing that ptsd has affected certain parts of the brain, which is associated with symptoms of ptsd. Treatment is usually psychological in nature, as other research (such as emdr and mindfulness) shows that there can be actual structural change in the brain as a result of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical psychologist vs. Rehabilitation counselor vs. Counseling psychologist? What's the difference between the 3?
Let's start with: clinical psychologist vs. counseling psychologist. The former focuses more on diagnosis and treatment of major mental illness but can also treat developmental issues that most of us go through as we grow. Counseling psychologists focus more on development through the life span and not so much on major mental illness. A rehabilitation counselor helps folks back from illness and may train them. ...Read more
Swallowing: Speech pathologist can evaluate neurological issues that may be related to swallowing or speech problems but not neurological issues affecting the rest of the body. ...Read more
Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?
Depends on question: Special ed students have many types of problems, and the type of testing needed depends on the areas of concern. They can includ speech and language, occupational therapy, phsycial therapy, psycholgoy, neuropsychology, and educational psychology, among others. Schools are mandated to work with parents to determine what evauations are needed and what steps are required to help students advance. ...Read more
GP vs psychiatrist: Most depression is treated well by general practitioners currently. The difference is that your gp is responsible for all medical problems, and is limited by this. If you don't respond well to the gp's treatment or if your symptoms are complicated, or you have a family history of mood swings, consult a psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looking for a California ENT or neurosurgeon who is expert treating anterior ethmoid nerve syndrome (aka sluder's neuralgia, contact headache). ?
ENT consult Sluder's: I would do a pubmed search with Sluder's neuralgia and California and see if anyone has published on this from CA. Search Yahoo groups or web to see if there is a support group for Sluder's. You can search for ENT experts here I think also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw neuro after visual disturbance, probable migraine. MRI to r/o mass, found 3mm hyperintensity ant. parietal subcortical. Ref'd to MS specialist?
Depends: There are many lesions that appear on imaging as non-specific and can be seen in many lesions. There are exact criteria that are present which makes MRI useful in the diagnosis, discussing with another specialist might discern or eliminate this diagnosis. The finding on MRI is more consistent with migraine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try geriatrician: Geriatrician is very capable of managing delirium. They train with psychiatrist and neurologist during the residency and fellowship. They are able to identify the cause of the delirium and to treat appropriately with proper follow ups or continuum of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers