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What is the function of an anticholinergic for mental illness?

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

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Mental Disorder (Definition)

A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various ...Read more


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What is the medical course of action for infants with compromised pulmonary function?

What is the medical course of action for infants with compromised pulmonary function?

?? 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

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What is the neurological basis for anxiety? What happens in the brain of an anxious person?

What is the neurological basis for anxiety? What happens in the brain of an anxious person?

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 more

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What is the cause of mental illness in general?

What is the cause of mental illness in general?

Brain dysfunction: As with most conditions, multiple genes interact resulting in some degree of vulnerability or resistance, interacting with environmental stress which can have different effects based upon when in life or how many/often they occur. ...Read more

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What is the effect of delaying starting any type of medications for Parkinson's disease in a 49y/o male. +/-?

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

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What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems by age ?

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 more

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What is a disorder of sympathetic regulation and is it treatable, any symptoms?

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

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What is the function of an adult tree?

What is the function of an adult tree?

?: I'm not going to try to answer that question since it isn't medical in nature except that it can provide shade & minimize sunburn & overheating. If you want an answer to the question you were trying to ask, try Ask.com, Wikipedia or a similar website. ...Read more

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Is thrombosis a circulatory disorder? Also, do you know what part of the circulatory system is affected and what are the treatment options?

Is thrombosis a circulatory disorder? Also, do you know what part of the circulatory system is affected and what are the treatment options?

Also veins: If a thrombus is in the leg deep veins calf pain and swelling occurs. This requires a dr. Visit and blood thinners. If in the skin veins, moist heat and drugs like Motrin are used. ...Read more

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What type of mental disorder is similar in effect to sociopathy?

What type of mental disorder is similar in effect to sociopathy?

Severe narcissism: Malignant narcissism and some drug induced personality disorders ( cocaine, heroin, alcohol) come to mind. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of yoga for mental health issues?

What is the most appropriate form of yoga for mental health issues?

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

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What part of the brain is deteriorating if a patient with Alzheimer's disease is experiencing hallucinations?

What part of the brain is deteriorating if a patient with Alzheimer's disease is experiencing hallucinations?

Actually diffuse: Hallucinations, generically are consequence of dyscommunication in temporal and occipital circuits, but may also be secondary to several medications, which elderly may take. ...Read more

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What is the function of an cardioversion?

What is the function of an cardioversion?

Restore: Restore regular heart rate and rhythm and to restore synchrony of the heart. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of cardiac rehabilitation for a person?

What is the purpose of cardiac rehabilitation for a person?

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 more

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What sort of problem is altered mental status?

What sort of problem is altered mental status?

Confusion: Altered mental status is just a medical term for "confusion" which can be caused by a multitude of things. Anything from an infection, to drugs, to electrolyte imbalances and organ failure can all cause altered mental status. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What is the psychological effect of having hemiparesis?

What is the psychological effect of having hemiparesis?

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

Anticholinergic (Definition)

Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function ...Read more