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Paraplegia And Social Issues
Many causes: Cognitive problems are quite different than social problems. The causes for each or both are many. There can be physical conditions as well as emotional disorders. Without knowing more precisely which problems you are referring to, it is difficult to give a proper answer. I would start with discussing the concerns with the child's pediatrician. ...Read more
Multiple factors: Depression can be a result of many different factors. For example, significant relationship issues, genetics, conflicts at work, prior abuse, certain medications, death of a loved one, major life events (e.g., moving, losing a job, starting a job), serious illnesses, substance use are all associated with higher rates of depression. ...Read more
Our brain receives: And processes information through various parts of the brain, e.g., the speech center is in the left hemisphere and emotionality is in an area known as the libmic system. Verbal skills are highly developed in one part and recognition of nonverbal cues from face, tone of voice, etc. Are not as well developed, thus creating some social issues. Strengths and weakness vary for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there medications that can improve motivation, planning, and executive functioning deficits associated with nonverbal learning disability?
Executive function: Assuming you've had a thorough psychological evaluation, you might benefit from cognitive working memory training. Cogmed is a brain fitness program that is based on the concept of Neuroplasticity. Through training one can improve working memory. Helpful info is available at www.cogmed.com. There is a list of providers in your area.. ...Read more
Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cruelty: The world is full of cruel people. They will target anyone who seems weak or will not fight back. This is an unpleasant fact of life, and why poor social / communications skills can be self-perpetuating. My hope is that if you are asking about yourself or someone close to you, that you can get good guidance in overcoming whatever handicaps life may have dealt you. Good luck. ...Read more
Can patients (age 12) with autism and seizure disorder experience gains in cognitive and social function post seizure activity?
Seizure/Autism: Sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could there be a connection between epilepsy (tle) and attention deficit disorder? Memory problems? Social anxiety?
Yes for memory : I have not been able to come up with any literature suggesting that tle causes social anxiety disorder or add. Memory problems have been commonly reported, even rather marked episodes of amnesia. I even have met two people with tle and did, but the did was very simple, not complex, and went away with the addition of tegretol. One of the individuals wanted his other alter back because that was part of his mind that knew how to do math. Tegretol was therefore stopped and he opted to live his life in a dyadic mode. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anything be done to alleviate the problems associated with intellectual disability - eg impaired memory, problem solving and thinking?
Educational &: behavioral therapy is geared to the individual's age & levels of cognitive & adaptive functioning. Does he or she have SSI & Medicaid + ADA accomodations for work, if an adult? People with mild-moderate ID can learn, with repetition. Federal law grants a person with ID the right to services that promote integration into the community.If ID is severe-profound, to a competent caretaker. ...Read more
Whats the diffrence from being introverted and having social anxiety and ant-social disorder? I'm introvtd & hve some soc. anxiety but can function.
Discrimination: You are probably the best judge of how you feel about this. If you honestly feel better alone or w/ very limited interactions, that can be fine. Even having anxiety if you are forced into a social situation can be okay if you know how to manage your life to minimize it and recover well. Anti-social = bad behavior (often illegal) that shows no concern for others' well-being. Probably not you. ...Read more
Several roles: Social workers can play many roles in the lives of children with mental health problems. Two of the more common is helping to gain access to helpful services and providing direct counseling services. This can be done through both private and public agencies, within and outside of a hospital or clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any ideas of good occupations or career paths for mid-career professionals that developed OCD and other anxiety related issues?
Wide open options: Your options are wide open. What are your interests? Your experience? Your willingness to learn -- or be coached, if entering a new career? An ocd diagnosis does not limit your possibilities, especially if you have been working on this ; have it well-managed. A detail-oriented career could even be one in which you excel naturally. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have any other patients with fibromyalgia memtioned about memory and concentration problems and difficulty breathing and poor balance?
Fibromyalgia ; Mood: Research has found a link between fibromyalgia and depression. It sounds like you are experiencing symptoms of depression (difficulty remembering and concentrating). I recommend consulting with your doctor treating your fibromyalgia regarding your memory and concentration problems; as well as your difficulty breathing and poor balance which is probably related to your anxiety about fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impact on function: Until one finds a way to relieve or reduce the symptoms of mental/emotional/behavioral disorders they do indeed have an impact on functioning in many areas of life. Often that is a necessary part of the dx. It's not likely that the innate intellectual capacity would be diminished, but the performance level definitely could. Find effective tx - a combo of cbt talk therapy and meds may be best. ...Read more
Eventually impaires : All areas of function in this question eventually become effected more or less. No one answer. The type of dementia plays a big role in these areas. Fronto-temp. Dementia often starts at earlier ages and is often mistaken as a primary psychiatric condition as cognition is relatively spared in early stages but behaviors may be very inappropriate. Disability may be needed which becomes another issue. ...Read more
Depression Familial: While depression and other mental health problems are not technically genetic, it can be familial. If you have one or more 1st degree relative (mother, father, etc) with depression or another mental illness, you could be at increased risk for the condition as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer