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How private are online tests for anxiety disorders?

How private are online tests for anxiety disorders?

Impossible to know -: - too many variables, including the test, the website, the security of your computer, etc. A bigger issue however is the validity/usefulness of such "tests". Maybe they help you think further about the issue of anxiety, but you should not rely upon them. Get evaluated fully and properly by a specialist in mental health (physician and/or psychologist). ...Read more

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What tests are needed for anhedonia?

What tests are needed for anhedonia?

Depression tests: Anhedonia or the inability to experience pleasure is associated most commonly with major depression but not exclusively. A general physical should always be done first to rule out organic causes. Psychological tests for depression often measure this experience. ...Read more

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Are routine tests for bleeding disorders accurate?

Are routine tests for bleeding disorders accurate?

Yes: If the tests ordered for a bleeding disorder were not accurate, they would not be ordered - makes no sense. The question, however, is which tests are ordered and how are they interpreted - whether normal, low, or high. There are different types of bleeding disorders so different tests will help pinpoint the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for reading disorder?

What are the tests for reading disorder?

See below:: There are 2 types: basic reading problems occur when there is difficulty understanding the relationship between sounds, letters and words. Reading comprehension problems occur when there is an inability to grasp the meaning of words, phrases, and paragraphs.Diagnosing a learning disability is a process. It involves testing, history taking, and observation by psychologists & psychiatrists. ...Read more

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What are the tests for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder?

What are the tests for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder?

Many: Most docs answer this question thinking about a specific diagnostic test like blood test, xray, or blood pressure. But many signs are found in adhd pts. Since this is a neurologic disease, it has neurologic findings. Eg, poor executive function, synkinesia, dyskinesia, poor working memory, temporal sequential ordering problems can all be tested. Eye muscle dyskinesia an inerrant sign in adhd. ...Read more

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What tests for antisocial personality are out there?

What tests for antisocial personality are out there?

Personality Tests: There are a variety of personality tests that can help confirm the presence of antisocial personality disorder. These are administered by a licensed, trained professional. ...Read more

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After neurological examination,specialist said I'm surely narcoleptic.suggested polisomnogram + test mst. Are these tests necessary to make diagnosis?

After neurological examination,specialist said I'm surely narcoleptic.suggested polisomnogram + test mst. Are these tests necessary to make diagnosis?

Narcolepsy: I am not a neurologist. But my patients with narcolepsy all received a polysomnogram & multiple sleep latency test. I think it is important to insure that you don't just have excessive daytime sleepiness. ...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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Do psychologists test for adhd?

Do psychologists test for adhd?

They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...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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What are the tests for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What are the tests for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Neuropsychology: The best of the tests available include neuropsychological testing. It includes tests of attention, vigilance, flexibility of thinking, and executive function ...Read more

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Neuropyschological what is considered low for verbal fluency on a neuro=psych exam? What other tests are performed and for what purpose?

Neuropyschological what is considered low for verbal fluency on a neuro=psych exam?  What other tests are performed and for what purpose?

Depends: Scores on neuropsych exams depend on the age of the person taking them. The kinds of tests depend on what problems the patient has. Please speak with your mental health professional for an answer that is more specific to your situation. ...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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I'm on lamictal and zonegran for epilepsy. Random drug tests at work always show up positive for pcp. Why? I have never done drugs!

I'm on lamictal and zonegran for epilepsy. Random drug tests at work always show up positive for pcp. Why? I have never done drugs!

Technical answer: False positive blood tests are not unusual for many things. You should speak to the director of the laboratory doing these tests, asking whether lamictal, zonegran & whatever other meds you are taking could result in this "mis-identification"? Alternate testing procedures are often available to provide a clearer picture. Ask about this in your conversation. ...Read more

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Bloods taken at clinic, sent off to lab and then a few days. Negative. Do these tests look for antigens? For HIV

Bloods taken at clinic, sent off to lab and then a few days.  Negative. Do these tests look for antigens? For HIV

Not necessarily: The laboratory will only test the blood for the items ordered by your doctor. If an HIV test is not ordered, the lab will not test for HIV. If you have any concern, you may ask your doctor for the HIV test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What other disorders can ADHD tests test for?

What other disorders can ADHD tests test for?

Several: additional disorders that may be diagnosed by a neuropsychologist include learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, depression, executive function disorders, language based problems, non verbal learning disabilities. History taken may reveal sleep disorders, inadequate diet. ...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 tests and interventions are there for impaired memory, please?

What tests and  interventions are there for impaired memory, please?

Dx Memeory Loss: Start with your medical doctor and d/w them your concerns..Your md should take a full hx and perform physical. If labs are needed get: cbc, chem-14, thyroid panel, b-12/folate, vit d-25-oh level, cardio CRP and lipid panel. If there is an underlying depression get treatment. Sometines MRI brain scannig and eeg may be warrented. A psychology eval can help as well to eval for depression. Consider a. ...Read more

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Is treating someone for OCD/Anxiety difficult when that person studies neuropsychology? Also, are there career repercussions for neuropsychologists for admitting to these disorders?

Is treating someone for OCD/Anxiety difficult when that person studies neuropsychology?  Also, are there career repercussions for neuropsychologists for admitting to these disorders?

Shouldn't be: It's An illness that can be helped with Meds & therapy--I've treated many professionals who are good at what they do & have been treated myself by docs who told me they had ocd--they were perfectionists, paid attention to detail & knew their stuff! ...Read more

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Black outs, seizures, headache, weakness, slurred speech, dizziness. Test done, EEG, CT, MRI, blood work. ALL negative, what other test are there?

Black outs, seizures,  headache, weakness, slurred speech, dizziness. Test done, EEG, CT, MRI, blood work. ALL negative, what other test are there?

One suggestion: Echocardiogram testing sometimes shows a large PFO in a case like this, and it might be considered an option. It is good that the other tests are normal- don't give up. ...Read more

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