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Pericardial tap: We perform this procedure for diagnosis and in some patients for therapy. If you need one your doctor will suggest it. This is not a procedure you walk in and request. ...Read more
Not advisable: Tapping or tft (thought field therapy) has more direct connections to anxiety, pain, weight loss and ptsd. Narcissistic behavior or narcissistic personality disorder are best treated with psychoanalysis, psychodynamic approaches or interpersonal therapies that get at the root problems with superiority and diminished empathy. ...Read more
I scored 10 in the digit span test and 6.5 on the corsi block tapping test. Does this mean I have a good memory?
More info needed: Memory testing is a complicated thing because there are many different types of memory to be assessed. How would do you do with declarative verbal memory, list learning tests, implicit visual memory (Ray Osterreith Figure copy and recall) and working memory. How does your short term recall hold up under conditions of distraction (eg., PASAT and Brown-Peterson Consonant Trigram Test ? ...Read more
Can hitting or tapping your back help relieve plurisey? My partner does this for me and it helps but is it good to do?
Feels good, do it: Short answer is yes. Mechanical percussion helps to break up and mobilize mucus in the chest and "sticky" spots to reduce pleuritic pain. It is best done "posturally" -- meaning with the bottom of your lungs higher than the top. Simple way is to build wedge of pillows and lie knees-bent, head-down while getting thumped on. When done well (not too hard), it also feels good, so why not?! ...Read more
They got nothing!: A dry tap means almost exactly what is says. There was an attempt to biopsy something or drain fluid from the pleural space, which is the space between the lining of your lungs and the lining of the body/ribs. A dry tap means they put the needle in and attempted a biopsy, but got nothing, literally. There was no material to look at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tapping: Done in moderation, it helps focusing and grip strength. ...Read more
Why can I score high in the corsi block tapping test and digit span test but not do well on the name and address remembering tests?
Others do better: The problem obviously isn't your memory if plain memory tests are doing well. The name and address information can be processed more and related more to previous exposure to names and addresses. Other people who do poorly on the tests you mentioned can do better on the name and address .. and hurt the curve!. ...Read more