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Short Term Disability Return To Work
Not likely: Insanity is a layman's term for mental illness. About 50% of the population suffers from mental illness at any given point in their lives. These illnesses range from mild to severe. Depression is treatable. If you are referring to temporary insanity, it is highly unlikely for depression to cause an individual to lose control of his or her faculties and commit an act which he or she can't recollect. ...Read more
If ECT can cause short term memory problems, won't that affect your ability to work post-procedure?
If you or your doc: is considering ECT you probably have intractable depression that has not responded to other treatments. Your ability to work may well be impacted more by major depression than by the side-effects of ECT which can include memory problems. So, all depends on the type of work you are doing and balancing risk-benefit of depressionp of ECT. Alternate is TMS http://articles.mcall.com/2011-09-03/health/mc-allentown-brain-stimulation-depression-20110903_1_transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-depression-treatment-stimulation-therapy ...Read more
Yes: Many people have problems in conversations when they focus on themselves instead of the content of the conversation or curiosity about the other person. This "self-focused attention" sometimes takes the form of thoughts like "i wonder if she likes me, thinks i'm smart, is interested . . ." etc. When attention is not on the content of the conversation, the memory doesn't work. ...Read more
Short term rehab: Is usually offered to patients that suffer from conditions that are expected to improve in a matter of few weeks, for example: after fractures, hip replacements, sometimes strokes, etc. Usually physical and occupational therapy are included in the plan of care. Hope that answered your question. ...Read more
Looking for DSM diagnosis code that will allow patient to continue therapy without diagnosing a severe or long term disorder.
Hard ? ethically: Dr. this is a common but very difficult question: we want to offer our patients the best care possible and insurance companies often have competing goals. To remain within ethical guide lines, if any depressive symptoms are present I go with ICD10-F43.21 which as an adjustment disorder allows for about 8 sessions. If the symptoms continue I may provide the diagnosis of F34.1 Dysthymia up to 1 year ...Read more
No: That is not what this service is set up to provide. It is best to have a good relationship with a psychiatrist or psychologist that you see on a regular basis. ...Read more
Usually, how long thus a software professional suffeering with back-pain(loss of lumbar lordosis) need to take rest before resuming his work?
Yes: No one's memory is perfect. Psychologists distinguish (1) failing to remember details that weren't "recorded" in the first place, e.g., due to inattention or distraction, versus (2) inability to recall details that were consciously noted when they happened. True short-term memory loss is the 2nd of these. But everyone has both, at least occasionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?
It depends on: what they do. A diagnostic lap in itself just means putting a camera to look inside the abdominal cavity. If that is all they do, then you should have a very short recovery time. Usually no heavy lifting is recommend for 2 weeks (nothing > 15-20lbs). Often more is done than just looking, and the length of recovery depends on what else is done (bowel resection, lysis of adhesions, etc). Good luck! ...Read more
Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?
Not expected: There is no evidence that Risperidone causes permanent cognitive impairment. It can cause sedation - which might cause short-term impairment. The disorders Risperidone is used to treat ( schizophrenic and bipolar spectrum disorders) often are associated with cognitive problems. Please discuss with your prescriber. ...Read more
Maybe: If your job involves speaking and case is severe that it won't resolve in a couple of weeks then it may but usually this condition resolves in a week or two with voice rest. ...Read more
Suggestions: First, ascertain if this is an outcome from hypoxia, a reaction to medication, or an additional co-morbidity. Speech therapy may assist coping, medical foods such as axona or cerefolin-nac perhaps, and maybe usage of alzheimer type drugs? A neurologist can help, and many geriatricians can guide all of this. ...Read more
Generally, yes: Despite some differences in diets, most studies have shown that it is less a matter of how many carbohydrates, fats and protein are in a diet, but rather the sum total of calories going in that makes the biggest difference. It is more the palatibility or appeal of the diet that allows the dieter to stick with it, and different kinds of diets are different in that regard. Exercise is also critical. ...Read more
At least 1 week: Give it at least 1 week, may vary depending on some other factors. It takes about 3 days to reach steady plasma concentration. ...Read more
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