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Will depression lead to short term insanity?

Will depression lead to short term insanity?

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

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If ECT can cause short term memory problems, won't that affect your ability to work post-procedure?

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

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Can short term memory skills be improved to the extent of improveing conversational skills?

Can short term memory skills be improved to the extent of improveing  conversational skills?

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

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How can you qualify to recieve temporary long term care?

How can you qualify to recieve temporary long term care?

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

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How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

Talk : talk to your doctor, possibly a social worker, a disability lawyer who can all guide you in the right direction and to get an appropriate disability evaluation. ...Read more

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Looking for DSM diagnosis code that will allow patient to continue therapy without diagnosing a severe or long term disorder. Thanks!

Looking for DSM diagnosis code that will allow patient to continue therapy without diagnosing a severe or long term disorder. 

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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

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Are you able to provide long term psychiatric services?

Are you able to provide long term psychiatric services?

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

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Does everyone experience/ have "short term memory loss" to some degree?

Does everyone experience/ have "short term memory loss" to some degree?

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 more

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How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

Depends on type: Post-op deficits, such as short-term memory problems, depend on the type of surgery, location, how much brain tissue was manipulated, length of surgery, etc. It can last a few weeks, to being permanent. I would ask your neurosurgeon those specific questions. ...Read more

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How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?

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

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Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?

Dx adrenal insufficiency secondary to long term corticosteroid use. How long for body to kick in and start to normalize potassium?

Variable: It can take a long time. Did you taper the steroids slowly or just stop cold-turkey. Sometimes totally normal response never returns. Check w/your doctor who can test your system and advise you. ...Read more

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Would a torn abdominal muscle qualify for short term disability?

Would a torn abdominal muscle qualify for short term disability?

Not always : This can qualify for std if the impairment is causing a discernible disability which precludes you from engaging in your ordinary work related activities. ...Read more

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Do people with short term memory loss know that they have short term memory loss?

Sometimes: Patients may have a sense that their memory isn't right but they usually underestimate the extent of their deficit. ...Read more

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Can resperidone have a long term damage on cognitive functions ?

Can resperidone have a long term damage on cognitive functions ?

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

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How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

Memory loss: That depends on what caused the memory loss. Consult a neurologist & your pcp for workup. ...Read more

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Would having diagnosis laryngitis be approved for short term disabilty?

Would having diagnosis laryngitis  be approved for short term disabilty?

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

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How to help a parent with short term memory loss due to heart disease?

How to help a parent with short term memory loss due to heart disease?

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

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In the long term, will Atkins work for a non-carb addict?

In the long term, will Atkins work for a non-carb addict?

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

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How long does belviq (lorcaserin) generally take to reach full effect ("kick in")?

How long does belviq (lorcaserin) generally take to reach full effect ("kick in")?

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