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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)

Childhood episodes of catatonic rigidity are brief periods where a child may become unresponsive, with their muscles "frozen" ...Read more


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What is the best way to cure catatonic and psychotic depression?

What is the best way to cure catatonic and psychotic depression?

See psychiatrist: Psychotic depression is very serious, and catatonia can be part of the disease. Depending on how aware the person is, how able s/he is to do self-care activities, and how much support s/he has, hospitalization may be needed. A combination of antidepressants and antipsychotic medications may help, along with supportive therapy. In treatment-resistant cases, ECT can be life-saving. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

Varies: The extreme would be stiff man syndrome, but cramps and spasticity might be answer. Parkinson's disease can cause rigidity, and tight muscles can be seen even in fibromyalgia. See a neurologist, get examined, obtain diagnosis and then get treated. ...Read more

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Full erction with partial rigidity & slightly bendable penis, venous insufficiancy (right veno occlusive failure) could you tell me treatment?

Full erction with partial rigidity & slightly bendable penis, venous insufficiancy (right veno occlusive failure)

could you tell me treatment?

Doctor can evaluate: There are a variety of treatments to help get a partial erection firmer, so an evaluation by the urologist is needed. There are external treatments like vacuum, and medications like viagra (sildenafil). One can work with the doctor to try out various treatments to see what works best. ...Read more

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26 y m with excess flatulence(with bad odor) from childhood esp increase with legumes(etc), otherwise normal, what's the best treatment?

26 y m with excess flatulence(with bad odor) from childhood  esp increase with legumes(etc), otherwise normal, what's the best treatment?

Multiple: You could try using probiotics daily, which can help restore the normal gut bacteria to its appropriate balance. Also, there are products containing simethicone that help to break down the gas in the gut (bean-o, gas-x). ...Read more

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40 year-old white woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy since childhood, plus migraines, still searching for an effective treatment.....?

40 year-old white woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy since childhood, plus migraines, still searching for an effective treatment.....?

Please repost: Please repost your question with an explanation of what you mean by "effective" treatment. What is "ineffective" about the current treatment regimen? Bearing in mind that both conditions are hereditary (though the genetics are complex) and the only REALLY effective treatment is to make a better choice of parents. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a newborn child with valley fever?

What is the best treatment for a newborn child with valley fever?

Need specialist: "when the baby is born to a pregnant woman infected with valley fever. Can baby have it? Valley fever is rare in newborn babies. Most babies who get valley fever probably acquire it during or shortly after birth, through inhaling fungal spores from the environment. The "azole" family of antifungal drugs are frequently used. These are oral preparations of ketoconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

Consider...: Diet changes and weight loss. Obviously depends on age of child, however increasing epidemic of childhood obesity is a major contributor. Consider ranitidine with your pcps input after lifestyle changes have failed to resolve. ...Read more

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