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Vitamins For Mental Alertness
Not quite: Intellectually, question is intriguing, as this gets into medical foods, a prescription product. Vitamins must be chemically altered in the body to become biologically active. As we age, we may lose this ability, and become demented, with an elevation of homocysteine. Active folate, (folic acid) and b-12 can restore the balance and improve cognition in these patients, but does not really enhance alertness. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what is meant by "emotional outbursts." sometimes people need to know the intensity and direction of your emotions -- like when someone's trying to harm you and you're screaming "no!" in ongoing relationships, it's healthier to find safe ways to discharge anger, aggression, etc until you decide how you want to deal with the person & situation. Our words & actions have after-effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ALZHEIMER MODEL: Not fully clear if vitamins do improve memory in anyone, but there is evidence to suggest that Vitamin D-3 supplementation can help many neurological issues, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Some prior studies on mild cognitive impairment suggested potential value for biologically active B-6, B-12, but this might best apply to those who have elevations of homocysteine. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Unknown: Taurine has been studied at mclean hospital, but the results have not been published. http://tinyurl.com/kv9dww3 i'm sorry, but beyond anecdotal reports and a couple of rodent studies, I have no information with which to reliably answer your question. ...Read more
Depression Familial: While depression and other mental health problems are not technically genetic, it can be familial. If you have one or more 1st degree relative (mother, father, etc) with depression or another mental illness, you could be at increased risk for the condition as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Sleep is the nurse of all creatures. During sleep we rejuvenate and regenerate our physiology. However, oversleep is detrimental for emotional, physical and mental health. Oversleep is often a symptom of depression. Oversleep causes a heaviness in the mind-body and interferes with our vitality. ...Read more
Such a buzz about galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) Improving bipolar cognition. Do you suggest this medicine or adapting, coping, compensating for bipolar memory problems?
Unimpressed: I'm unimpressed with any single medication as sole treatment strategy to thing as complex as cognition whether for Dementia, Bipolar, etc. Exception would be cases where low B12, D, folate, (folic acid) or thyroid, are proven causes of problem. Otherwise, proactive strategies to stimulate cognition much better chance of success (in my opinion). Want to talk about it? Write me: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
Also: In the case of dementia, cognitive exercises like playing chess, doing crosswords and listening to classical music have been shown helpful. Other mental exercises like envisioning a potentially stressful situation and going though what you will do in your mind beforehand also can be helpful. Cognitive techniques that involve how you think about things also can work well for many problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any other non mental diagnosis code besides 300.00 for anxiety to give Zoloft (sertraline) for, so not to label my child as mental health disorder?
Eventually impaires : All areas of function in this question eventually become effected more or less. No one answer. The type of dementia plays a big role in these areas. Fronto-temp. Dementia often starts at earlier ages and is often mistaken as a primary psychiatric condition as cognition is relatively spared in early stages but behaviors may be very inappropriate. Disability may be needed which becomes another issue. ...Read more
Many good choices: Many nutrients & herbs are proven to improve memory. Some of the best include b complex, phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha and rhodiola. There are entire books on this subject. A good article is at http://www.Smart-publications.Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the cornerstones of care plan for elderly besides physical, mental, spiritual health programs?
Attention: Frequent visits from their loved ones!Get a more detailed answer ›
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