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What are the tests for adjustment disorder?

What are the tests for adjustment disorder?

Clnical Evaluation: As with most psychiatric illnesses, diagnosis is made by completing a through clinical evaluation including history of presenting symptoms (hopefully from the patient), past medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial histories. Information from family and friends can also be useful when available. The examiner must determine if criteria based upon the dsm-iv-tr are met before assigning a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Adjustment Disorder (Definition)

Inability to adjust to, or cope with, a specific stressor such as major life event. It resolves when stressor is worked through & the person is able to adapt. Symptoms can include mild depression, anxiety, and ...Read more


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Do the tests for panic disorders work ok?

Do the tests for panic disorders work ok?

Not sure what u mean: No tests i know of--dx made by history & exclusion--if you give sodium lactate i'v to a person who is predisposed you can cause them to have a panic attack. ...Read more

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Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

No simple test: Unfortunately no simple tests--like blood tests or mris--can tell us if we have a personality disorder. If your gp has specialized training in psychiatry s/he may be able to help you with that. Most likely you would be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist, and they typically use a thorough history and psychological testing to help answer your question. Your gp may help with a referral. ...Read more

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Which tests are available for schizoaffective bipolar i disorder?

Which tests are available for schizoaffective bipolar i disorder?

Tests? no Help? yes!: Have you been diagnosed? Mostly, this fairly rare diagnosis is made by listening to the persons description. Talk with the doctor about how they came to this conclusion and your thoughts/feelings about it. Many, if not most mental/emotional disorders are lacking objective, biologically based definitive tests. It makes it hard for you and the doctor - so work together on both diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where to be tested for borderline personality disorder?

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Need expert advice! where to be tested for borderline personality disorder?

BPD testing: A psychologist can run the mmpi which is a personality profile testing. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anxiety disorder?

What are the tests for anxiety disorder?

There are many...: There are many tests; some seem better than others. But no one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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What screening questions are used to diagnosis schizoaffective disorder?

What screening questions are used to diagnosis schizoaffective disorder?

Diagnostic Criteria: Schizoaffective disorder can appear surprisingly similar to several other conditions including schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychotic disorder. Screening questions should be designed to provide the examiner information regarding the diagnostic criteria found in the dsm-iv-tr. ...Read more

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What are the tests for seizure disorder?

What are the tests for seizure disorder?

Many: Researchers and physicians use a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques and chemical and metabolic analyses to detect, manage, and treat neurological disease. Common tests include: blood lab work, genetic testing, neuro exam, x-rays, mri, ct scans, angiography, biopsy, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, emg, eeg and pet scanning. ...Read more

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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

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What medication for schizoaffective disorder?

What medication for schizoaffective disorder?

Individual: Everyone is different and there are many different medications. Consultation with the psychiatrist is important! ...Read more

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Can a psychiatrist diagnose a bipolar disorder without any lab tests or a physical exam?

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Can a psychiatrist diagnose a bipolar disorder without any lab tests or a physical exam?

Bipolar Dx: Good history-taking, to include family history, mental status exam, and mood disorder rating scales. ...Read more

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What is done for psychotic disorders?

What is done for psychotic disorders?

A few things: We try to manage the most overt symptoms with meds. We educate the patient about their sx. We help separate symptoms from reality. We help them cope with the sx. If we cannnot do this we find them places to live where they can be cared for and protected and be as independent as possible. ...Read more

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Is there a test for acth antibodies in an, depression and other stress disorders?

Is there a test for acth antibodies in an, depression and other stress disorders?

Not to my knowledge: There's a pop / speculative literature about "hypothalamic - pituitary - adrenal axis disease" in people with anxiety, depression and vulnerability to life's stresses. The vicissitudes of life are known to alter the hormones in this system, but most folks here probably think the focus should remain on learning new life skills, ways to manage your inner life & getting help with situations. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dysthymic disorder?

What are the tests for dysthymic disorder?

Clinical Diagnosis: There are no laboratory tests for dysthymic disorder. The diagnosis is made on the basis of specific symptoms related to diminished functioning and poor mood over a long time (2 years or more). Symptoms are similar to those for major depression but fewer and possibly less severe. ...Read more

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What are the tests for schizoaffective disorder?

What are the tests for schizoaffective disorder?

Clinical diagnosis: Schizoaffective disorder is a clinical diagnosis; there are no lab tests. One is looking for a pattern of disturbances in both mood (depression, mania, or a mixture of both) and impaired reality testing (hallucinations, delusions, problems with thought processes). Both types of symptoms need to be prominent over time. ...Read more

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Is there any reccomended medications or treatment for borderline personality disorder ?

Is there any reccomended medications or treatment for borderline personality disorder ?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. ...Read more

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Is adjustment disorder with depression a disability?

Is adjustment disorder with depression a disability?

No: Adjustment disorders are temporary psychological conditions usually brought on by stressors which seem to have greater impact on functional domains such as social, interpersonal, occupational. Symptoms often subside within six months and are not believed to be longterm or disabling. ...Read more

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What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

Longer, usually: In general, more ingrained troubles take longer (and possibly more intensive) treatment. Cbt/schema therapy, interpersonal, and psychodynamic/analytic approaches are best known in this area. The difficulty is more a part of the person's general functioning (their 'personality') than, say, a phobia, and the therapist must gradually 'show' the patient without rupturing the working relationship. ...Read more

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How do psychologists test for bipolar disorder?

How do psychologists test for bipolar disorder?

Tests don't diagnose: Psych tests do not diagnose anything. The results are helpful in sunstantiating a mental disorder or identifying the possibilty of one.A a thoeough clinical interview and collateral info from family are very useful in making the dianosis. Some objective personality tests (eg, mmpi, pai, etc) can aid in making the dx. ...Read more

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