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CMS looking in to psychosis diag ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm CMS looking in to psychosis diagnosis with nursing homes...BD  "In recent years, Medicaid has spent more money on antipsychotic drugs for Americans than on any other class of pharmaceuticals," largely because nursing homes are "giving these drugs to elderly patients to quiet symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia" -- c ... Read on »
What Is Psychosis Risk Syndrome? by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sun 28 Nov 2010 9:29am While the age of onset for schizophrenia and many other major mental illnesses typically falls into the early twenties, clinicians have long noted the existence of early indicators which act as a warning that a first psychotic episode may be  imminent.  Usually referred to as prodromal symptoms ( prodrome is a clinical medical term referrin ... Read on »
Bipolar – misdiagnosed or missing diagnosis? by David M. Posted Tue 10 Jan 2012 10:23pm Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder Why is it so hard for people with Bipolar Disorder to get diagnosed and treated? For mental and emotional problems, the sooner the diagnosis, the sooner the treatment begins, the less the suffering. The more entrenched the illness the longer and more difficult the recovery. We continue to have difficulty with Bip ... Read on »
Diagnosis of Early-Onset Schizophrenia by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 12:00am From MedscapeCME Psychiatry & Mental Health Linmarie Sikich, MD 02/10/2010 Although schizophrenia is generally thought of as an adult disorder, it can occur in children and adolescents. Indeed, the majority of cases of schizophrenia emerge when patients are between 15 and 25 years of age. Early-onset schizophrenia appears to have a wo ... Read on »
PD 101 Diagnosis Tre ... by heroteo heroteo Posted Fri 23 Mar 2012 8:34am PD 101 Diagnosis Treatment Living Well Young-Onset Parkinson's Legal Financial Insurance Glossary PD Library Recursos en Español You are here: Parkinson's Disease > PD 101 > How do you know if you have PD? Text Size 33How do you know if you have PD? Four Main Motor Sympto ... Read on »
ADHD Diagnosis - The Label Search: Hyperactivity, Impulsivity? by Chuck Medical Doctor Posted Sun 17 May 2009 10:10pm Image by Jerrold via Flickr ADHDHyperactive Diagnosis: Labels By Description Miss the Mark The Treatment Challenge: If we shoot our best medications by appearances, by description, and thereby miss the person, miss how that person actually functions, we often shoot wild. This brief YouTube summarydiscusses Hyperactivity f ... Read on »
ADHD Testing: Beyond Brain Diagnosis by Chuck Medical Doctor Posted Mon 31 Jan 2011 12:00am If You Think ADHD is Limited To 3 Basic Subsets – Think Again For years those with ADHD have suffered with the downstream effects of significantly shallow perception of the real underlying contributory  issues. From “bad mothers,” to “insufficient corporal punishment” the limited psychological implications of both ADHD diagnosis and treat ... Read on »
Five Axes Diagnosis Esoterica by David M. Posted Wed 04 Apr 2012 12:49am Five Axes Diagnosis Esoterica So in a previous post we talked about some of the reasons clinicians might be reluctant to tell you about your diagnosis, how the diagnosis are based on the DSM-4 from the APA and how diagnosis are categories while people are on a continuum so sometimes people do not fit the diagnosis neatly. We left off with ... Read on »
Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus Fact #7 – No single test for Lupus! by Lupus Adventurer Posted Mon 07 May 2012 1:33pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus:  There is no single laboratory test that can decide whether a person has lupus. Diagnosing lupus involves analyzing the results of several lab tests, a review of the person’s entire medical history, and the history of close family members.  When I was finally diagnosed with Lupus, I had demonstrated 7 of the ... Read on »
Invisible Illness Awareness Week: 30 Things I Want People to Know by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 16 Sep 2011 12:00am Hey, everybody! It's Invisible Illness Awareness Week . This goes on each year. I encourage you to download this meme , and participate with your blogs. 1. The illness I live with is: I live with Sjogren's Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, associated conditions to those such as hypothyroidism, peripheral neuropathy, a vestibular disord ... Read on »