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What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for catatonic schizophrenia?

Biopsychosocial: In the late 80's and early 90's the concept of biopsychosocial treatment became very popular. In this treatment paradigm one addressed the biological, psychological and social needs of any patient regardless of diagnosis. In the case of catatonic schizophrenia antipsychotic medications are given, and the patient is gradually reintegrated into society. For severe cases ECT has been effective. ...Read more

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Catatonic Rigidity (Definition)

Catatonic rigidity occurs when a person remains in very stiff & immobile postures. If you move a persons' limb who has catatonic rigidity it will likely remain in that position. It can be seen in catatonic Schizophrenia and some ...Read more


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What is the treatment for seizure disorder?

What is the treatment for seizure disorder?

Meds and surgery: Workup to confirm seizure disorder, type of seizure, and cause. Treat underlying cause. Treat seizures with anti epileptic medications. These include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and levetiracetam. If two different medications don't control seizures, then consider surgery to remove area of brain which produces seizures. Surgery may have up to an 80% chance of a cure. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for acute schizophrenia?

Antipsychotics: Primarily antipsychotic medications. At least those are the foundation of treatment. But additional treatments may be needing as augmentation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for the general anxiety disorder type of diagnosis?

Depends: Sometims a type of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy is what's needed. Sometimes drugs called benzodiazepines are used, but that should be a temporary thing. Antidepressants and some drugs that are also used to treat seizures are often used. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mania?

What is the treatment for mania?

Meds, PsychT: Mood stabilizers to help with mood and energy. Also, keeping the schedule and sleep patterns are important. Find psychiatrist to help you manage mood sx with medication and psychologist to help you work on sx awareness, routine, sleep hygiene and precipitants of the manic episodes and mood swings. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for manic-depressive disorder?

Medications plus: Bipolar disorder almost always requires treatment with so-called mood stabilizers, of which there are several classes--lithium anticonvulsants, and antipsychotics. Other types of support also may be valuable using individual or group therapy. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended treatment for obsessional thought disorders?

What is the most recommended treatment for obsessional thought disorders?

SSRIs: Seratonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris), such as flouxetine, citralopram, sertraline, and Lexapro (escitalopram) work well. Most people with depression do not realize that obsessing about negative thoughts is the most common form of ocd. These drugs do wrok the best for this. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for delirium tremens?

What is the best treatment for delirium tremens?

Hospitalization: Delerium tremens is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that can involve nervous system (anxiety, hallucinations, agitation, seizures) and cardiovascular (high blood pressure, heart racing) changes. It can be very dangerous. Treatment with various medications (often anti-anxiety medications in the class of benzodiazepines) is used to help people withdraw safely. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for schizophreniform disorder?

What is the treatment for schizophreniform disorder?

Antipsychotics: Schizophreniform disorder is, essentially, the early stages of schizophrenia, with symptoms lasting no more than 6 months and not necessarily causing major impairment. About 1/3 recover within 6 months; the remaining 2/3 go on to a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for residual schizophrenia?

What is the treatment for residual schizophrenia?

Same: If you still have residual symptoms following an initial response to treatment, you may need an adjustment of your medication(s), may have co occurring conditions that have not been addressed yet or may need other therapeutic interventions in addition to what you are being treated with. Talk to your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for personality disorder?

What is the treatment for personality disorder?

Big question.: Depends on which personality disorder (pd), what treatment has been attempted, patient characteristics, etc. A therapist would be helpful if you have specific questions. ...Read more

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What is the name of the medication treatment for schizophrenia?

What is the name of the medication treatment for schizophrenia?

Many: There are many medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizophrenia. Your doctor will make a choice based on symptoms, medical condition, medical history, and family medical history. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

Therapy: Pseudoseizures are classified in a group of disorders called conversion disorders. Although your symptoms are very real, there is no physical basis for them. Often the symptoms of conversion disorders are caused by stress. The best treatment is counseling/therapy to help you deal withn the stressors in your life. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden loss of coordination?

What is the treatment for sudden loss of coordination?

Function loss: The most important thing to do for sudden loss of coordination -- or any sudden neurological symptom -- is to get immediate and thorough medical/neurological evaluation. This may be in an emergency room, where the person can be examined by skilled physicians plus have quick access to head ct scans and other studies that help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis of a patient whose symptoms include moodiness, listlessness, and anorexia?

What is the diagnosis of a patient whose symptoms include moodiness, listlessness, and anorexia?

Depression: It is so worrisome when you have several problems and sometimes people are not sure how to begin. It helps to have a full physical to eliminate physical problems. Then it's helpful to look for support in the person's life. Good nutrition is essential. Exercise especially yoga helps. Medication may be useful. ...Read more

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What is the process of getting approved for disability with leiomyosarcoma?

What is the process of getting approved for disability with leiomyosarcoma?

Forms forms: In california, at least, patients and physicians fill out state disability forms to get benefits from the state (and private insurance, if the patient has a disability policy). After the patient is on state disability, they can then apply for federal disability (ssi), which takes longer to initiate, but lasts permanently. Once on federal disability, patients can usually get medicare. ...Read more

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What is the primary hallmark of schizophrenia?

What is the primary hallmark of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia has positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding what is going on. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Maybe not ADD: Untreated anxiety can manifest as in attention therefore treating the anxiety with therapy and or medications can lead to improved attentional ability. ...Read more