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Affection bipolar disorder - I heard that cognitive remediation can help cure the disease, can you suggest some freebies website or info?

Affection bipolar disorder - I heard that cognitive remediation can help cure the disease, can you suggest some freebies website or info?

Bipolar disorder : Bipolar d/o is a biologically based disease that affects Pts moods. It can't be cured by cognitive remediation. Cognitive remediation can be helpful in improving cognitive deficits that may accompany the illness (visuospacial processing, for instance). Lumosity is a website that offers cognitive "games" (& others similar exist). Medication & psychotherapy will be necessary to keep ur illness @ bay ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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What kinds of talk therapies are good for helping children cope with child abuse?

What kinds of talk therapies are good for helping children cope with child abuse?

Several types: This is increasingly well studied. Look up work by alicia lieberman and judith cohen. There are proven treatments available, but they require trained professionals. ...Read more

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What help is there for adults with autism spectrum disorders?

What help is there for adults with autism spectrum disorders?

See below: There are effective treatments. Applied behavioral analysis, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. In some cases medication may help for severe aggression, hyperactivity, or even with repetitive behaviors. Risperdal is actually an fda approved medication to treat autism. ...Read more

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What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

Behavior modificatio: It depends upon what behaviors/symptoms one is trying to alter. Usually behavior therapies and cognitive behavior therapies work well. Depending on symptoms, some medications are helpful. ...Read more

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What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

What substances & therapies are most beneficial for adults with aspergers?

Depends on symptoms: There are no medications specific to Aspergers but like everyone if there are problems with anxiety, depression or attention some meds are worth trying. Learning how to interact with people and to understand their responses can make life a lot easier. Many psychologists have therapies focused on this goal. ...Read more

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This there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic, or are doctors just labeling people with that name?

This there really an autism spectrum disorder epidemic, or are doctors just labeling people with that name?

Autism: Is up 6000% in the last 20 years. It has increased from 1:150 to 1:60 (according to some statistics) and it affects boys 4:1 to girls. It is not the result of better diagnosing or improved reporting. It is a problem. ...Read more

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Why do people keep talking about children suffering autism spectrum disorders? What about all the other kids?

Why do people keep talking about children suffering autism spectrum disorders?  What about all the other kids?

Good point: Kids with autism have "spikes" in development, leading us to feel that if we could "unlock" the child's brain, he might function independently as an adult, whereas kids with other genetic & medical neurodevelopmental disorders tend to have less dramatic splits in their cognitive abilities. Also, many genetic & epigenetic causes are known, but no single known "trigger" that precipitates symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please? What is group therapy like for those with anxiety disorder?

Help please? What is group therapy like for those with anxiety disorder?

Group Therapy: It is a safe setting where the psychologist helps individuals learn to perceive more accurately and also helps to examine the realities of one's worries. People tend to be very supportive and it reduces a feeling of being alone with your problems. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to help with autism and asperger's syndrome?

Are there any natural remedies to help with autism and asperger's syndrome?

Complementary and : Alternative Medicine treatments for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are not evidence-based, meaning that no studies have proven their efficacy or safety. Studies have shown parental perception of improvement, especially when used along with ABA. Use caution when restricting protein. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2597185/#!po=36.0714 is a few years old, but thorough. ...Read more

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Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

See a professional: Bad dreams are a symptom of an underlying emotional issue. You should be trying deal with the underlying cause, not the symptom. A good psychotherapist should be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem so you don't have to keep having bad dreams. See a psychologist, or a psychiatrist (in person!) who specializes in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Are there any suggested books for how to think positively--i'm dealing with depression?

Are there any suggested books for how to think positively--i'm dealing with depression?

Books for depression: Are numerous in book stores & libraries. One book i've used with clients is "feeling good: the new mood therapy" by david burns. Another one i like that is not just on thinking more effectively is "the how of happiness" by sonja lyubomirsky. The challenging thing about any self-help book is putting it into practice. ...Read more

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Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

Are there any good vitamin supplements that help with childhood autism?

Not Really: Many children with autism are picky eaters and have intestinal issues. Nonetheless, supplements are not helpful, expensive, and in some cases unsafe. Stories about improvement after starting a treatment appear to be compelling. However there is a lot of hidden bias in such stories. Fortunately, scientists have developed methods to test whether something really works. No supplements have worked. ...Read more

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Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

Please tell me what substances & therapy-like things are most beneficent for adults with aspergers & vice-versa?

A therapist who: Specializes in aspergers is a good way to go. He/she will help you develop social skills that may not come as easily to you as to some. Embrace who you are, aspergers and all. We all have challenges of one sort or another, yours may be a bit more visible at times. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does anyone have examples of online support for parents with learning disabilities?

Does anyone have examples of online support  for parents with learning disabilities?

See below:: Try: www.Ldonline.Org/ it is called ld online-works with learning disabilities association of america. ...Read more

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Are they any good online therapy for teens dealing with depression/drug problems?

Are they any good online therapy for teens dealing with depression/drug problems?

Online Therapies: Please stay away from these! psychotherapy is a function of the relationship between doctor and patient, and you can't have that on line. ...Read more

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What types of cognitive behaviour therapy or mindfullness training are most useful for managing bipolar?

MBCT and more: Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (mbct) has been shown to reduce recurrent major depression episodes. It may also be helpful for bipolar disorders. Meditation and other mindfulness approaches may also help: mbsd, act, dbt. ...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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more