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What is rtms treatment?

What is rtms treatment?

(rTMS) stands for : Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to stimulate neurons in the brain involved in mood regulation. A magnetic pulse causes conduction in neurons in the brain (which can result in hand movement etc.). It has been fda approved for depression since 2008, and a newer device that reaches deeper in the brain was approved in 2013. http://advancedmentalhealth.com/tms. ...Read more

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What is light therapy?

What is light therapy?

Sleep treatment: Our tendency to feel sleepy at certain times and awake other times are strongly influenced by natural body rhythms called the sleep wake circadian rhythm. This sleep and wake cycle is strongly affected by the light that enters our eyes. Carefully timed light therapy allows physicians to adjust an individuals rhythm so that they feel more awake and alert. ...Read more

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What is photodynamic therapy?

What is  photodynamic therapy?

Type of treatment: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) uses a drug, called a photosensitizer, and a light to kill cancer cells. Depending on the type of cancer, the drug is applied to the surface of the skin or injected. It can be used for certain cancers of the skin, esophagus, and lung. Studies are being done looking at the use of pdt for cancers of the head and neck, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What is placebo therapy?

What is placebo therapy?

Placebo therapy: The placebo effect is when the person believes the agent they are receiving is effective even if the agent is a placebo or inert substance. The placebo effect accounts for 30% of a positive response in research trials so if the agent is only 30% effective that's no better than chance. One might say placebo is hope or that the power of the mind seems to play a significant role in outcome. ...Read more

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Photodynamic therapy is what, and used for what?

Photodynamic therapy is what, and used for what?

Type of treatment: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) uses a drug, called a photosensitizer, and a light to kill cancer cells. Depending on the type of cancer, the drug is applied to the surface of the skin or injected. It can be used for certain cancers of the skin, esophagus, and lung. Studies are being done looking at the use of pdt for cancers of the head and neck, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? Abilify (aripiprazole) allergy?

What is wrong with me? Abilify (aripiprazole) allergy?

Symptoms????: Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects may include: anxiety, agitation, sedation, restlessness, insomnia, lightheadedness, confusion, apathy, depersonalization, amnesia, blunted affect, vertigo, impaired memory, mania, delirium, Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, ^ blood sugar levels, ^ cholesterol & triglycerides, tardive dyskinesia, v white blood cells, seizures, low blood pressure. Let your psychiatrist know about ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for schizophrenia, bi-polar, ptsd combination?

What is the best medicine for schizophrenia, bi-polar, ptsd combination?

Meds: There isn't any one best medication. I see your medications listed as paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, wellbutrin & xanax. Are you taking Paxil (paroxetine) & zoloft simultaneously? It is unlikely that one single medication will be adequate (mono-therapy). However, an atypical antipsychotic may be a good choice. This class of medications is used for schizophrenia, often for bipolar disorder as well as dissociation >>. ...Read more

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What is difference doxepin (silenor) & (sinequan)? What is dosage for insomnia for both types? Why both called doxepin? Seem very different.

What is difference doxepin (silenor) & (sinequan)?   What is dosage for insomnia for both types?  Why both called  doxepin?  Seem very different.

Doxepin = generic : Silenor and sinequan are both doxepin, the generic name for the medication. The only difference is the dosages. Silenor comes in 3 and 6mg strengths, but sinequan's smallest dose increment is 10mg -- and it's a capsule which can't be cut in half. Sinequan is fda-indicated for depression, not insomnia. Prescribing sinequan for sleep is an "off label" use; giving silenor is an indicated use. ...Read more

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What is effective for anxiety?

What is effective for anxiety?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

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What is antiandrogen therapy?

What is antiandrogen therapy?

In men, for prostate: Antiandrogens act by blocking the binding of testosterone & derivatives to the androgen receptor. These agents are used as therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. Drugs such as Bicalutamide are often used in combination with medical or surgical castration as part of combined androgen blockade. A newer agent under investigation for prostate cancer is mdv3100. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between cognitive behavioural therapy and psychosocial interventions?

Please help! what is the difference between cognitive behavioural therapy and psychosocial interventions?

Psychosocial: interventions is a broad term which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, support groups, self-help books, etc. CBT is done w/a mental health professional and has good research data to support its effectiveness. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Whats a pallidotomy?

Whats a pallidotomy?

Controlled burn: Pallidotomy is a neurosurgical procedure where a controlled burn of the globus pallidus internus is made. It is a unilateral procedure done for symptoms of parkinson's disease or dystonia. Typically, deep brain stimulation is done now instead of pallidotomy. ...Read more

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What is anger management therapy?

What is anger management therapy?

Anger management: First, identify the causes, then remedy those with help of a psychotherapist. Refer to our post on anger. ...Read more

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What dosage of propofol is suggested for light sedation?

What dosage of propofol is suggested for light sedation?

Titration: And monitoring carefully is the best indication of the proper dosage for propofol, 30mg is a good starting point, depends on other medications, weight, and individual variation. Profofol wears off so quickly it requires an infusion or frequent administration. ...Read more

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What is electroconvulsive therapy?

What is electroconvulsive therapy?

Treats depression: Ect treats depression - about 60% of those who receive treatment are not depressed at the end of treatment. During the procedure, patient's are put to sleep and paralyzed for about 5 minutes. During this time, an electrical signal causes a seizure which lasts from 20 sec to 2 min. Upon waking, there is some disorientation lasting up to 15 to 30min. Memory loss depends on electrode placement. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy?

What is the difference between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy?

Focus and Method: Cbt focuses on thinking errors, negative cycles of behavior, and has more therapist-hands-on methods for directly interrupting and correcting those. Pd therapy focuses on the fact that we are often unaware of motives and patterns, usually links them to past events, and also tends to use the relationship more openly to demonstrate how our behavior works in the here-and-now. I combine them. ...Read more

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Whats best meds for belspalsy?

Whats best meds for belspalsy?

Prednisone/antiviral: Prednisone 60 to 80 mg/day for 1 week started within 3 days of onset. If severe, consider valacylovir 1000mg three times a day for 1 week. ...Read more

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Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Is light therapy effective for seasonal depression?

Many pts say yes: Many of my sad pts say it helps them. Many benefit from wellbutrin (bupropion) as well. ...Read more

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