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Orthomolecular Psy.: It claims that the causes of psychotic disorders are food allergies, low sugar , low thyroid, heavy metal toxicity, pyroluria (improper hemoglobin synthesis), histadelia (high histamine & basophils in blood), & histapenia (high copper with low histamine). So far, use of megavitamins & nutrients to correct such claimed deficits have not proven successful in treating schizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definition: A neurologist is an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, requiring the graduation from an accredited medical school, and at least 4 post graduate years of training in diseases of the nervous system. Neurologists have some training in psychiatry, but for psychosis, it is best to have a psychiatrist involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?
Nutrition: Aam deals with biochemical aspect understanding of nutritional issues/deficencies of each medical condition. Geriatrics deals with prevention, promotion, preservation and independence but little training on nutrtional management. Both aam and geriatrics do manage what we call successful aging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
REad below: Physical medicine and rehabilition (pm&r) concerns bringing a person to his or her individual highest level of function regardless of the underlying illness or disability. Most pm&r speicialists (physicatrist) specialise in particular disorders such as spinal cord or brain injury, nerve injury or musculosckeletal injury, or occupational health, or children's physical problems. ...Read more
Not our choice: In the late 1800s american medicine was very fragmented and not standardized. Physicians with mds existed, but the level of care was pretty poor and formal training was spotty. The opportunity existed for a lot of other alternative professions to arise such as osteopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, etc. To give us a name they decided on "allopathy, " which is pretty ridiculous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saves money but: Call me old fashioned but it does not mean it is such a good idea. More ok for family, general, internist, ob/gyn etc to refill antidepressants once a patient is doing well, as part of general health maintenance. I have seen enough prolonged suffering and missed opportunities to appreciate the down side. Worth it to get started with a good psychiatrist, then transition. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Many: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin can be enough for some people and those you can get without prescription. Trazodone helps many people. I have also used Amitriptyline and doxepin. Seroquel is sometimes used. It is very sedating, but has many potential side effects. Mirtazepine is another antidepressant that is usually sedating, but not used just for sleep ...Read more
See physician: Hyperthyroidism, overactive thyroid, when gland produces and secretes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.Hyperthyroidism is one cause of thyrotoxicosis, hypermetabolic clinical syndrome which occurs withelevated se rum levels of t3 (liothyronine) and/or t4.Thyrotoxicosis can occur secondary to inflammation or thyroiditis or taking excessive thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism rx by medication or radiation therapy. ...Read more
YES, DEFINETLY: So far, all this is in line with the New York Times piece. But the article failed to mention that most psychiatrists (59.4%) continue to provide psychotherapy to at least some of their patients.1 Moreover, when we read the discussion section of the Mojtabai-Olfson study, we find an important caveat. The design of their study required that “psychotherapy visits” had to be longer than 30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers