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What is the best medical treatment for flat affect which may be due to depression and long standing schizophrenia.?

What is the best medical treatment
for flat affect which may be due to
depression and long standing 
schizophrenia.?

Individual treatment: You first deserve a good evaluation of your condition to be as sure as possible of diagnosis. If schizophrenia is the primary cause of the flat affect (which it can be), an important part of treatment will be antipsychotic medications. If you are more schizoaffective, then other medications might be needed in addition. Supportive therapy is helpful too. Your psychiatrist can suggest options. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Flat Affect (Definition)

Flat Affect is a term used for the absence or apparent absence of emotional response to ...Read more


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If someone is diagnosed with "flat affect, " are there any treatments?

If someone is diagnosed with "flat affect, " are there any treatments?

Flat affect is a: Description of how someone is expressing them self- their degree of showing emotion. Flat affect is not a diagnosis. Usually the conditions that underlie flat affect can be treated (although not always cured). ...Read more

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When someone is diagnosed with "flat affect, " are there any treatments other than psychotherapy?

Flat Affect: "flat affect" is not something you diagnose someone with, but it's an observation that might go in one's mental status exam. Treatment depends on why the affect is "flat." it can be from depression, schizophrenia, medication side effects, and other possibilities. The most helpful treatment stems from understanding the problem first. Psychiatric evaluation should help discern this. ...Read more

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We are looking for the best treatment options for my 14 year old son who has genu valgum and flat feet. We have insurance and live in tx.

We are looking for the best treatment options for my 14 year old son who has genu valgum and flat feet. We have insurance and live in tx.

See an expert: Varying degrees of genu valgum and flat feet, particularly if asymptomatic can be left alone. If more severe or symptomatic seek expert opinions. Dallas, houston and austin all have excellent pediatric orthopaedic surgeons (david podeszwa in dallas and robert dehne are options). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for.Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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I have recurring L4-L5 disc herniation. What is the best treatment? I've had too much PT which isn't much help.

I have recurring L4-L5 disc herniation. What is the best treatment? I've had too much PT which isn't much help.

Believe it or not: aerobics, (running, jogging, working with a trainer), yoga, pilates and stretching classes. Speaking to a sports psychologist and learning that pain is controllable ...Read more

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I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

I don't want to live with tonsil stones. What is the best treatment?

Treatment: You can try saline gargle, use a water pick to remove them. Elimination of tonsillar crypts with chemical, laser or radiofrequency ablation also helps. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment if difficulty adjusting to brightness?

What is the best treatment if difficulty adjusting to brightness?

Glare disability: If this not from external eye disease including dry eyes, allergy. Environmental factors or reaction to medication or cataracts or corneal disease or uncorrected refractive error then tinted lenses with side shields or wrap around sunglasses will definately help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for jock itch?

What is the best treatment for jock itch?

Depends: Jock itch is a colloquial term for fungal infection. If that is what you have, any of the over the counter antifungal creams/ointments should work. If that does not help, it would be prudent to see a doctor. You may consult this site for info.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jock-itch/basics/definition/con-20021468 ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for common cold?

What is the best treatment for common cold?

Symptom relief: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for color vision?

What is the best treatment for color vision?

None: There are colored lenses and contact lenses which can shift the axis of color perception so that you might correctly identify some color vision test plates that you would miss with the naked eye. But these devices shift your deficiency to a new axis; they do not treat the condition which is permanent and usually inherited. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for drug overdose?

What is the best treatment for drug overdose?

Depends...: It depends on what agent has been overdosed. Some patients will require observation but others will require ICU level care, perhaps even life support! some overdosages are more dangerous than others do all overdoses need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the care that is necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a broken back?

What is the best treatment for a broken back?

Be seen by an : Orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon who can correctly diagnose the fracture type and assess for any stability and neurologic issues and base the appropriate treatment on this evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for adjustment disorder?

What is the best treatment for adjustment disorder?

Adjustment disorder: That depends upon the primary ways it manifests, but time is sometimes the best treatment. Essentially, this disorder means something "rocked" your world, and you have not had time to cope or adjust to it. Medications may be helpful to negotiate the process, and therapy is certainly helpful, but many of my patients with this just need me to support them and keep my hands of the prescription pad. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for venous insufficiency?

What is the best treatment for venous insufficiency?

See vein specialist: Your best choice is to see a vein specialist and be evaluated. Then you can get a recommendation that is specifically tailored to your needs. You will need a venous ultrasound evaluation to see if you have any underlying vein trouble that isn't visible at the surface. If you do and you have symptoms, treatment should be considered. Otherwise, compression stockings might be considered. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rancid butter syndrome?

What is the best treatment for rancid butter syndrome?

Tyrosinemia type 1?: By rancid butter syndrome i think you mean tyrosinemia type 1. This occurs when an enzyme, called fumarylacetoacetase (fah), is either missing or not working properly and therefore tyrosine accumulate. It is treated using special medical formulas in place of other things in the diet that contain tyrosine. A medication known as ntbc is also used in some chronic cases. See a metabolism specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mild distal esophagitis?

What is the best treatment for mild distal esophagitis?

Depends on symptoms: Can start with an h2 blocker (ranitidine, famotidine) and if symptoms do not respond then would start with a low dose ppi (proton pump inhibitor) such as omeprazole) or an equivalent. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment after getting bitten by a spider?

Depends: This depends on whether the spider was a medically significant venomous spider and what species or if the bite was from a non-medically significant species - and then any bite may become infected secondarily, so this should be watched too. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

Depends on the cause: There are numerous disease processes that can cause this. You have to see an eye doctor to discover the cause before a treatment can be outlined. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ischemia? Will it cure it permanently?

What is the best treatment for ischemia? Will it cure it permanently?

Depends: Nothing cures it. Meds, angioplasty, and bypass surgery all have their place depending on the specifics and all can be highly effective but they don't cure. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bv?

What is the best treatment for bv?

Antibiotic : There are two main antibiotics that are used for treatment of BV - Metronidazole (flagyl) and Clindamycin both are by prescription. ...Read more