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What Is The Function Of An Anticholinergic For Mental Illness
Several: Anticholinergics first were used in psychiatry for treating parkinson's disorder, although other, more effective medicines have largely replaced them. They are perhaps most commonly used to treat side effects of other medications, especially antipsychotics, which can cause parkinsonsian-like symptoms. They also sometimes are used as calming agents in acute situations. ...Read more
?? what ??: This sounds like a question on someones homework assignment. If so, read your course material and find your own answers. The basic answer; you analyse the signs,symptoms;investigate the possible causes and provide respiratory support until improvement is seen. ...Read more
Anxiety happens: in the nervous system and biochemically. The sympathetic nervous system speeds psychical things such as blood pressure and heart rate. Stress hormone levels increase. The parasympatheic nervous system does the opposite. It's about balance. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the effect of delaying starting any type of medications for Parkinson's disease in a 49y/o male. +/-?
Treatment: The medications reduce rigidity and tremor but probably don't retard the progression of the pathology. If the patient's quality of life has not been significantly impacted, delaying the institution of medication may not be crucial. A neurologist would be best to advise you, however. ...Read more
What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems by age ?
Depends...: Early onset w/ insidious symptoms (gradual onset) & poor premorbid functioning (poor social skills & school performance, odd cognitions, psychomotor probs, ) predict worse outcomes & chronic probs. Ongoing medication is crucial in helping ppl function & adapt. Therapy is helpful but not as helpful as meds. Family support is important. Med side effects such as tardive & diabetes are a concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like a : Term reserved for a condition with many unclear symptoms. You need a long visit with a doctor who can make a list of all your symptoms and get proper tests before he can recommend any treatment. ...Read more
Is thrombosis a circulatory disorder? Also, do you know what part of the circulatory system is affected and what are the treatment options?
Yoga: The most important thing is an experienced teacher who is sensitive to the needs of people with mental health issues. You probably want classes that teach mindfulness of body and breath, such as hatha yoga. Others, such as ashtanga and even bikram can be more like physical endurance contests depending on the teacher. Amy weintraub's book "yoga for depression" is an excellent resource. ...Read more
What part of the brain is deteriorating if a patient with Alzheimer's disease is experiencing hallucinations?
Specialized heart pr: Cardiac rehab is a structured program run by medical professionals that includes supervised exercises tailored to your medical & physical condition, education on how to control your risk factors for heart disease. Multiple scientific studies have shown it improves patient outcomes like quality of life, survival, physical fitness, reduced re-hospitalization, better control of cardiac risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is known about the use of ketamine in treatment of depression? Would it be a good maintenance medication, or more for severe depressive episodes?
Ketamine ; MDD: Some studies are available showing that IV ketamine given in highly specialized clinics can offer rapid relief in severe, treatment-resistant depression, such as: http://tinyurl.Com/l76qma8 however, problems remain in that the beneficial results may not last more than a few days. Some cities have such clinics. It would not be a maintenance medication that someone could use at home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemiparesis: The psychological effects of hemiparesis vary with the person and extent of symptoms. Many people struggle with frustration about not being able to use a whole side of their body, loss of independence -- and depression about capacity to take care of themselves, or roles they can no longer carry out. For instance, if they can no longer work/earn money they may feel there's no reason to be alive. ...Read more
What are the physiology and psychology of the phenomenon that people call being "burnt out"? Is this a medical illness or disease or is sociocultural?
If you have hyperthermia, muscular rigidity and metabolic acidosis and the only med you are on is an ssri, is this a problem of medications?
Doubt: Doubt it but could another medication have been stopped abruptly? ...Read more
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