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Is electroconvulsive therapy an effective treatment for dysthymic disorder?

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Is electroconvulsive therapy an effective treatment for dysthymic disorder?

ECT: It can be used for clinical depression unresponsive to medications or other treatments or if cannot tolerate medications. ...Read more

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Sleep Walking (Definition)

Sleep walking is the act of movement, typically walking, during unconscious state of sleep. Person has no conscious awareness of the act. Typically this occurs during nrem sleep because during rem there is mostly atonia found making it impossible. Falls into same category as sleep sex, sleep talking ...Read more


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How effective is oxygen therapy for treating croup?

How effective is oxygen therapy for treating croup?

Cold mist helps: Croup it is caused by different kind of viruses. The symptoms varie from hoarse voice to a more severe form with fever and stridor, an inspiratory noise due to the swelling of the airway. Cold mist(with or without oxygen) can help, but for the more severe cases children might require racemic epinephrine nebulization and steroids. ...Read more

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What is the therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What is the  therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Medications: Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat. Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy a practical treatment for depression?

Is electroconvulsive therapy a practical treatment for depression?

Yes, in some cases: According to mental health america, today, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is administered to about 100, 000 people a year. It has been shown in many (but not all) studies to be an effective treatment for severe depression, acute mania, and some schizophrenic symptoms. It is also used with some suicidal patients who would like a quicker effect than is possible with some medications. ...Read more

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What conditions does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy treat?

What conditions does Dialectical Behavioral Therapy treat?

DBT: Why do you ask? DBT can be helpful for depression, anxiety, and sometimes for certain personality traits or obsessive compulsive disorder. It can be an adjunct to medications or in some cases an alternative. I would be happy to discuss options of therapy vs meds related to your specific situation by email, audio or visual consult on my concierge practice ...Read more

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

Can be effective: The combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and social pragmatics training can together be effective in providing strategies that can improve the life of those with Asperger's disorder. Social pragmatics groups offer the opportunity to practice what is being taught. ...Read more

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How effective is aversion therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is aversion therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Not effective: Aversion therapy (positive punishment) is not appropriate for OCD. Exposure+Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy work best. E+RP is a structured program of confronting the feared situation or thought without using the compulsive behavior to escape from it. CT challenges faulty thinking associated with OCD. Effective treatment with either approach takes a very skilled therapist ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Research underway: Here are a constelation of studies: http://www.Medicalgasresearch.Com/content/1/1/21. Most studies have been done with severe traumatic brain injury patients. I believe that the jury is still out. ...Read more

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Is hypnotherapy effective for treating psychiatric illness?

Is hypnotherapy effective for treating psychiatric illness?

Depends upon who: you read. Hypnotherapists will tell you "Yes." My experience as a therapist of 30 years says "No" and I practiced hypnosis 10 years. ...Read more

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How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

Possibly: Anger management combined with social pragmatics training may be helpful. If you add attending a social pragmatics group, it allows for putting into practice what is taught in anger management and social individual pragmatics training. ...Read more

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How effective is anger management for treating autism?

How effective is anger management for treating autism?

Depends: For many children Applied Behavioral Analysis ( ABA) can be very useful in helping them develop better ways of dealing with anger as well as many other unwanted behaviors. The more classical type of therapy that might be used with a neurotypical patient with anger issues is not as likely to be effective. ABA therapists have a very specific type of training that other therapists do not have. ...Read more

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Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Absolutely: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (cbt-i) is a wonderful method for treating insomnia without (or with) medications. Techniques used include: stimulus control, sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, relaxation training and cognitive therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for situational depression?

Treatment options: Talking with a therapist or psychologist may be helpful to assist you in identifying the issues that are precipitating the depression and helping you to find better more effective ways of coping with the depression. Change your situation if you can, rather than just looking for symptom relief. ...Read more

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Which conditions does electroconvulsive therapy treat?

Which conditions does electroconvulsive therapy treat?

Shock therapy: Electroconvulsive treatment has been shown to help medication resistant depression. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for manic-depressive disorder?

What is the treatment for manic-depressive disorder?

Medications plus: Bipolar disorder almost always requires treatment with so-called mood stabilizers, of which there are several classes--lithium anticonvulsants, and antipsychotics. Other types of support also may be valuable using individual or group therapy. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for night terrors?

What treatment is available for night terrors?

Sleep terrors: Night terrors usually occur in the 3rd phase of non-rem sleep. Treatment may include: 1. To sleep at a regular schedule. 2. Reassurance and additional comfort during the day time. 3. Psychotherapy or counseling can be helpful. 4. Brief use of a benzodiazepine can reduce night terrors. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to?Prevent from sleeping talking and sleep walking?

What is the best treatment to?Prevent from sleeping talking and sleep walking?

Yes: Sleepwalking is usually harmless. However, people can get into trouble by wandering out of their home, falling, running into things. If disturbed during the incident, individuals can become agitated. Sometimes, an underlying sleep problem like sleep apnea or leg twitches (periodic limb movements) can trigger the events. There are behavioral methods in addition to medication. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Somnambulism (Definition)

Somnambulism = a paraphilia in which one walks or engages in other behaviors while ...Read more