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Online Screening For Personality Disorders
Impossible to know -: - too many variables, including the test, the website, the security of your computer, etc. A bigger issue however is the validity/usefulness of such "tests". Maybe they help you think further about the issue of anxiety, but you should not rely upon them. Get evaluated fully and properly by a specialist in mental health (physician and/or psychologist). ...Read more
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
How many disorders does dsm-iv-tr list under the category for pervasive developmental disorders (pdds)?
Diagnostic Criteria: Schizoaffective disorder can appear surprisingly similar to several other conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychotic disorder. Screening questions should be designed to provide the examiner information regarding the diagnostic criteria found in the dsm-iv-tr. ...Read more
Tests? no Help? yes!: Have you been diagnosed? Mostly, this fairly rare diagnosis is made by listening to the persons description. Talk with the doctor about how they came to this conclusion and your thoughts/feelings about it. Many, if not most mental/emotional disorders are lacking objective, biologically based definitive tests. It makes it hard for you and the doctor - so work together on both diagnosis & treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more
Tests don't diagnose: Psych tests do not diagnose anything. The results are helpful in sunstantiating a mental disorder or identifying the possibilty of one.A a thoeough clinical interview and collateral info from family are very useful in making the dianosis. Some objective personality tests (eg, mmpi, pai, etc) can aid in making the dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tailored Treatment: There are many things to consider before coming up with a plan of treatment. In general, eating disorders are most effectively treated by a group of specialists working together closely in the patient's best interest. Typically, treatment involves help from medical, mental health and nutrition specialists. Good places to begin seeking more info & help: http://www.Anad.Org and http://www.Myedin.Org ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Assessments for autism spectrum disorders? Which places in the u.S. Don't over-diagnose or under-diagnose?
See below.: If there are concerns regarding any developmental issue, first stop is at the pediatrician's for a full exam and history (including development). If the pediatrician agrees with your concern, the next step is with either a pediatric neurologist or developmental-behavioral specialist for further evaluation and management. As long as a complete eveluation is done, there's no need to travel elsewhere. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alpha fetal protein: AFP is a fetal specific globulin, synthesized by the fetal yolk sac, gastrointestinal tract, and liver. The function of AFP is unknown. AFP blood levels can be measured during the second trimester to screen for open spina bifida and anencephaly, but can also uncover fetal abnormalities such as abdominal wall defects. AFP is also used in screening tests for downs syndrome and edwards syndrome. ...Read more
Can all patients of borderline personality disorder get sent to mental institutions for some time?
The more the better: Questionnaires alone do not make the diagnosis of adhd. The gold standard is the cbcl >http://vinst.Umdnj.Edu/vaid/testreport.Asp?Code=cbca< cbcl helps address comorbidities. The diagnosis of adhd is made by history, physical and neurodevelopmental examination. It is a medical disease! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Psychosis: I understand your desire for information for Psychological Health. If you are concerned about psychological health of a loved one, make sure that your loved one is getting treatment from a Psychiatrist. As a concerned person, you can observe the following, and provide the information to Treating Psychiatrist: Lack of reality testing, hallucinations, paranoid ideations, rambling, lack of emotions. ...Read more
It's possible: The criteria for mental illness disability is set by the state. Generally any disability must be severe enough to impair various life functions (work, school, relationships). Borderline personality disorder, when left untreated, can be quite debilitating to ones life functioning. One has to go through disability evaluation process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you mean it?: I suppose the folks handling decisions are the best ones to ask, but i really can't imagine how severe bipolar disorder would not qualify as a disability - at least partial. However, many bi-polar people do work even though it is difficult. But, if you mean: can i hold an employer to blame for being diagnosed as bi-polar, probably not. ...Read more
Is treating someone for OCD/Anxiety difficult when that person studies neuropsychology? Also, are there career repercussions for neuropsychologists for admitting to these disorders?
Shouldn't be: It's An illness that can be helped with Meds & therapy--I've treated many professionals who are good at what they do & have been treated myself by docs who told me they had ocd--they were perfectionists, paid attention to detail & knew their stuff! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more
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