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Doctor insights on: Surgery For Ocd

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How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

Fair to good: i have seen some studies showing benefit from tms therapy for many forms of anxiety. in my practice, ssri therapy is far better and insurances rarely cover tms therapy which present another obstacle. ...Read more

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Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

Is strattera (atomoxetine) a treatment for ocd?

No: No - strattera (atomoxetine) is a treatment for adhd. There are some people who have both adhd and ocd, and it would not be unusual for them to take strattera (atomoxetine). However, strattera (atomoxetine) itself is not a treatment for ocd. ...Read more

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How effective is Mohs surgery for treating melanoma?

How effective is Mohs surgery for treating melanoma?

Fair: Mohs surgery has been used successfully int treating cutaeous basal cell and squamous Ca. The treatment of melanoma is best handled by wide resection with at least 1 cm. margin to guarantee no recurrence. If nodular the lesion may also require node dissection. Arsenical paste applied to melanoma has been occasionally used by not all agree it is the best approach, no more than fulguration was. ...Read more

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What options exist for rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

What options exist for rehabilitation after shoulder replacement surgery?

Ask the surgeon: After just about any orthopedic surgery, the exact rehab protocol is directed by the surgeon. There are many factors that influence what should be done and when as well as what should not be done. The best person who can consider all those factors is the surgeon. This could be not more applicable to shoulder replacements. ...Read more

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What managing techniques exist for a severe ADHD child?

What managing techniques exist for a severe ADHD child?

Optimal management : of ADHD = stimulant &/or non-stimulant medications, behavior therapy, parent behavior management training, & environmental modifications at home & school, including " Section 504" classroom modifications. If multimodal treatment is not effective, a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician or Child Psychiatrist can evaluate for comorbid neurodevelopmental or psychiatric disorders vs. misdiagnosis. ...Read more

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Who is eligible for surgery for Parkinson's disease?

Who is eligible for surgery for Parkinson's disease?

Most qualify: Anybody who is a low surgical risk. There are more than one cause for parkinson symptoms however. If your parkinson symptoms respond to sinemet, (carbidopa and levodopa) even if not as well anymore, your probably a good candidate. ...Read more

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How effective is video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for treating lung cancer?

How effective is video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for treating lung cancer?

Experienced: In an experienced surgeons hands with an appropriate lesion thoracoscopic surgery can be very successful in treating lung cancer. Need to seek out person with extensive experience and proven judgement regarding lung cancer treatment with this modality. Good luck! ...Read more

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How effective is a laparoscopic surgery for treating colon cancer?

How effective is a laparoscopic surgery for treating colon cancer?

Depends: Laparoscopic surgery is highly effective for removing all or portions of the colon. Treatment of the cancer is dependent on how early/advanced the disease process is. It is a good idea to be in a location where a multidisciplinary approach to the cancer can be done - experienced laparoscopic surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and diagnostic radiologists can all help. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best type of therapy for panic disorder w/agoraphopia and gad? I've been in therapy for several years.

What is the best type of therapy for panic disorder w/agoraphopia and gad? I've been in therapy for several years.

Agoraphobia: Is a complex disorder. Cognitive behavioral techniques combined with some insight oriented psychotherapy have worked well for my clients. Progressive desensitization followed by exposure to situations that have caused anxiety help overcome the phobic situations. The insight oriented work can help uncover how the phobias developed in the 1st place. ...Read more

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What can I expect for post ACL surgery therapy?

What can I expect for post ACL surgery therapy?

Physical Therapy: You should begin a dedicated physical therapy protocol that has been time tested to help maximize range of motion of your knee while not placing your reconstructed acl in jeopardy. You should discuss this with your ortho surgeon and schedule your first pt appointment before surgery. ...Read more

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How effective is plastic surgery for someone living with cutis laxa?

How effective is plastic surgery for someone living with cutis laxa?

Information: Cutis laxa is one of the contraaindications to an form pf loastic surgery designed to tighten loose tissue, due to the ability of the sking to strech beyond the normal usual limits. ...Read more

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How effective is lung reduction surgery for treating copd?

How effective is lung reduction surgery for treating copd?

Not for every one: Lung volume reduction surgery is beneficial for a small subgroup of patients with copd. It is not for everyone. Check with your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Is treatment for bipolar I different from treatment for bipolar II?

Treatment for bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, generally involves medications and mental health counseling (psychotherapy) — whether you have bipolar I or bipolar II: Bipolar II disorder is not a milder form of bipolar I disorder, but a separate diagnosis. While the manic episodes of bipolar I disorder can be severe and dangerous, individuals with bipolar II disorder can be depressed for longer periods, which can cause significant impairment. The types and doses of medications prescribed are based on your particular symptoms. Whether you have bipolar I or II, medications may include: Mood stabilizers. , Mood-stabilizing antipsychotics. , Antidepressants. , Antidepressant-antipsychotic. . In addition to medication for bipolar disorder, other treatment approaches include: Psychotherapy. , Substance abuse treatment. , Treatment programs. , Lifestyle issues. . You may need to try different medications or combinations of medications to determine what works best. So it's important to regularly meet with your psychiatric care provider to see how well your treatment is working. If necessary, your provider may make periodic adjustments to your medication to keep symptoms and side effects under control. ...Read more

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I will be tested for candidate for deep brain stimulation surgery. Is there financial help for this procedure?

I will be tested for candidate for deep brain stimulation surgery. Is there financial help for this procedure?

Usually: Olivia, you should ask the manager at the specific office where you got tested. There should be different ways of getting financial help. Alternatively a social worker might help finding financial resources. ...Read more

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How effective is eye surgery for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is eye surgery for treating Marfan syndrome?

Eye surgery: Eye surgery treats ocular complications of Marfan but not the basic syndrome process ...Read more

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How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

Ask the therapist: Actually, in my OPINION as a NON-psychiatrist....when it comes to something such as WEIGHT LOSS...if you're looking for a permanent fix....the MORE sessions you take....THE BETTER....all the way out to INDEFINITELY. However, the reality is that most providers will only go a certain number according to insurance limits so that's what it turns out to be but everyone's different. Ask your therapist ...Read more

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Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

Treatment suggestions for incontinence after prostatectomy and radiation.

See below: Depends on how long ago your surgery & radiation was. Also type: stress incontinence w/ normal voiding in b/w or total incontinence. Treatments include pelvic floor exercises, supportive care (avoid coffee, alcohol, spices), medications to increase bladder capacity & decrease frequency, neuromuscular electric stimulation, artificial sphincter, sling surgery. Best to discuss w/ urologist. ...Read more

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What kinds of medication is recommended for a patient who underwent total hip replacement surgery?

What kinds of medication is recommended for a patient who underwent total hip replacement surgery?

Should be okay: I recommend using an epidural for the surgery and then transition to oral medications a few hours later. I'd also suggest talking to your doctor about giving your a few different types of pain medication immediately before surgery, which helps reduce the amount of pain you experience afterward. Fortunately, hip replacements do not hurt that much - most of our patients walk the same day day. ...Read more

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What alternatives to surgery exist for breast cancer treatment?

What alternatives to surgery exist for breast cancer treatment?

Rdiation and Chemo: Surgery is usually the first step in treating breast cancer because it removes the bulk of the tumor and examining the tumor allows for planning the safest and most effective therapy to control or eliminate any tumor left behind. Alternative therapies using prayer, herbs, diet, etc. May work on rare occasions but are unlikely to be effective for most people. ...Read more

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I just had surgery for OCD in my left knee(osteochondritis dissecans). What can I do to speed up and fully heal?

I just had surgery for OCD in my left knee(osteochondritis dissecans). What can I do to speed up and fully heal?

Not much: You need to allow nature to heal your lesion. The most important thing you can do is follow your surgeon's instruction and rehab. Well. ...Read more