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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

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

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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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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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 an ovarian simple cyst? An can this affect fertility?

What is the best treatment for an ovarian simple cyst? An can this affect fertility?

Depends: Sometimes you just watch and repeat the ultrasound after the next period. Sometimes i may drain them in the office if they are persistent. Sometimes they may grow and cause pain and require surgical removal. It generally depends on the size, patients age, symptoms, etc. A cyst can affect fertility but usually does not. ...Read more

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Can rheumatism affect your sinuses? I have been having evening congestion that has coincided withmy RA diagnosis. If so, what is the best treatment?

Can rheumatism affect your sinuses? I have been having evening congestion that has coincided withmy RA diagnosis. If so, what is the best treatment?

This could be: This could be a number from reflux from your medications or it could be from tobacco use which can also make your rheumatoid worse and more difficult to treat. Consider stopping smoking and seeing your primary and possibly an ENT to evaluate your sinsus issues. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for shock?

What is the best treatment for shock?

Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some of the more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read more

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After delivry igot stretsh marks what is the best treatment for it?

After delivry igot stretsh marks what is the best treatment for it?

Fraxel stretch marks: There are no magic creams or treatments for stretch marks. Acute, red stretch marks can be made less visible by the use of v-beam laser. As they mature to a white spread color and texture, the fraxel laser can help improve the marks. It is rare that any treatment, even if done early, can eliminate the stretch marks. Don't use Retin-A if you're nursing or pregnant again in the future. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

Eczema: Hydration is key for treatment and prevention. Your child should have a daily bath, and a good moisturizer, such as cerave, should be applied immediately after the bath. To treat eczema flare ups, normally, a topical steroid preperation is used. Depending on the severity of the flare up, oral antibiotics and/or oral steroids maybe needed. Prevention is key. ...Read more

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I have lederhosen disease what is the best treatment?

I have lederhosen disease what is the best treatment?

No clear winner: Ledderhose disease is sometimes referred to as Dupuytren's contracture of the foot. There are multiple treatments suggested, which usually means there is not 1 specific "fix" for the problem. There are newer treatments for Dupuytren's including Xiaflex. See your orthopedic specialist or podiatrist for eval of your case. http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6873/ledderhose-disease/resources/ ...Read more

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