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Doctor insights on: Where Am I On The Gender Spectrum Test

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Can doctors tell me what does my autism spectrum test score mean?

Can doctors tell me what does my autism spectrum test score mean?

See psychiatrist: You should see a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist who can take a thorough history and interpret the test and your score. Trying to interpret the score without getting to know your history who you are, is an inexact approach. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that checks for deficiencies in the entire spectrum of all vitamins and minerals? If so, what might I ask my family dr. for?

Is there a blood test that checks for deficiencies in the entire spectrum of all vitamins and minerals? If so, what might I ask my family dr. for?

Many ways to test: There are tests, but it's complicated. SpectraCell Labs offer a comprehensive test but I don't think it's always reliable: http://www.spectracell.com/clinicians/products/mnt/ One can check blood levels of vits like A, D, E, B12 & folate (folic acid) but levels of other B's & C vary from day to day. Tests like http://www.gdx.net/product/one-fmv-nutritional-test-urine show funtional deficiencies. See comment: ...Read more

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Muscle twitching throughout body for 5 years. No loss of strength or atrophy. Never dx w/ BFS. Brain MRI norm. Get vitamin + mineral spectrum test?

Muscle twitching throughout body for 5 years. No loss of strength or atrophy. Never dx w/ BFS. Brain MRI norm. Get vitamin + mineral spectrum test?

Muscle Twitching: There are so many good pain management doctors, like Dr Michael Moskowitz and Dr Lee Wolfer in the San Francisco area that could work through this. I mention their names so you can review their websites and then compare to someone you find. Typically you need someone to think outside the box. Good luck. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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What is the spectrum of action of pipracillin?

What is the spectrum of action of pipracillin?

Extended spectrum: Used to treat: urinary tract infection, skin infection, pseudomonas infection, soft tissue infection, e coli infection, respiratory tract infections, proteus infections, streptococcus bacteria infection, blood poisoning. ...Read more

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Which antiepileptic medication has the broadest spectrum?

Which antiepileptic medication has the broadest spectrum?

Depends: To be called broad-spectrum, an AED has to be tested against a broad spectrum of seizure types. The major "broad-spectrum" aeds in common us use are valproic acid, lamotrigine, topiramate, levetiracetam, phenobarbital, and lacosamide. They will differ in efficacy, tolerability & side effect profile for each patient. Often, finding the right AED regimen for anyone is trial and error. ...Read more

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Psych says i'm on the aspergers spectrum but don't have aspergers, need an explanantion?

Psych says i'm on the aspergers spectrum but don't have aspergers, need an explanantion?

Talk to your: Therapist about your confusion. The spectrum varies from mild aspergers to more severe aspergers. Perhaps they meant that you have some of the symptoms but are not on the severe end of the spectrum. Discuss it with them to understand what they mean. ...Read more

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Does psychopathy involve a spectrum?

Does psychopathy involve a spectrum?

Psychopathy!: Is a personality disorder characterized by shallow emotions, irresponsibility, egocentricity, manipulativeness, impulsivity, antisocial acts & lack of remorse. ...Read more

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On the spectrum children and autism?

On the spectrum children and autism?

PDD-NOS: The diagnostic and statistical manual iv-text revision defines pervasive developmental disorder as having some, but not all, of the criteria for autism. The dsm-v will combine pdd-nos, asperger's syndrome and autism into autistic disorder, so that all children " on the spectrum" may receive funding and services. Autistic disorders are neurodevelopmental, but still defined as psychiatric disorders. ...Read more

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