Tag Archives: Mental Disorders

Question?: What Is Autism Caused By

Joseph asks…

Can a baby grow up with disorders if he keeps falling on his head?

this is the 4th time this month my 18 month old brother fell on his head because of my fathers negligence. Can this cause mental disorders in children when they get older? I question if this is why I have been labeled as having high functioning autism because cause my negligent father may have allowed me to get dropped on my head as a baby. I tend to blank out alot and it takes me longer get things done.

admin answers:

Why does he even do that? Seriously if he can’t take care of a child he shouldn’t even be around one. I don’t understand why you guys allow him to be around a 18 month old baby if he can’t take care of him properly.

Obviously if he keeps letting it happen damage can be caused to the babies brain and it can be fatal. You guys need to step up and keep an eye out on the baby. He can end up loosing the baby to CPS if something happens to the child because of his negligence.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Spectrum Disorder

Joseph asks…

What’s the diffference between neurofeedback and biofeedback?

And which is better for treating mental disorders?

admin answers:

Actually, Neurofeedback is a very specific type of Biofeedback according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurofeedback
“Neurofeedback… Is a type of biofeedback that uses realtime displays of electroencephalography to illustrate brain activity, often with a goal of controlling central nervous system activity.”

I also points out “The most common and well-documented use of neurofeedback is in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…” and “Other areas where neurofeedback has been researched include treatment of substance abuse, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, OCD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, cognitive impairment, migraines, headaches, chronic pain, autism spectrum disorders, sleep dysregulation, PTSD and concussion.”

On the flip side, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofeedback points out that “Biofeedback is the process of becoming aware of various physiological functions…” In other words, Biofeedback is for more physiological issues whereas Neurofeedback is more for the brain/mental side of it. Good luck and I hope I helped!

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Question?: Adhd In Children

Jenny asks…

What kind of engaging classroom activities for a 2nd grade ADHD student?

I need to be able to plan some engagin activities for a second grade ADHD child. Any suggestions or websites??

admin answers:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders that develop in children.

Methods of treatment usually involve some combination of medications, behavior modifications, life style changes, and counseling. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that stimulant medications and/or behavior therapy are appropriate and generally safe treatments for ADHD.

See the last link below for specific activities that you should have an ADHD child engage in. Good luck.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Treatment

William asks…

What do you think is the most beneficial disorder and the worse one ?

My opinion

Most beneficial: Asperger syndrome, bipolar and personality disorder.

worst: shizophrenia, depression, ADHD and learning dis-abillity.

admin answers:

Most beneficial: GAD or some other axis I disorder that is easiest to treat

Worst: personality disorders, schizophrenia, recurrent major depressive disorder (especially that is not respondent to treatment), bipolar disorder, OCD, chronic anxiety

I think mental disorders such as bipolar are “over glamorized” by the media. The truth is is that the disorder generally makes life a bear for these people.

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Question?: Schizophrenia

Maria asks…

What is the difference of Psychosis and schizophrenia?

I’ve been doing some research about this and found lots of different answers and some of them contradict each other. Some people are saying that Psychosis is a SYMPTOM of schizophrenia and of many other mental illnesses, some say “In one word the schizophrenia is the disease or illness and the psychosis is the active manner of it”, and some say that schizophrenia is a KIND of psychosis . How can be schizophrenia a kind of psychosis if psychosis is a Symptom of schizophrenia? can someone elaborate please .

admin answers:

Psychosis is a broad category that, essentially, means a person is sufficiently mentally ill that they cannot care for themselves nor function more or less normally in society. There are a number of mental disorders that can lead to that condition and they are all technically psychoses. Because it doesn’t tell you much about the details of the disorder, the term is seldom used these days.

Schizophrenia is a specific set of mental disorders that, together, comprise the most common form of psychosis.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Treatment

Paul asks…

How does Christianity view those with mental disorders?

It’s just that I’ve heard various people claiming that Christians view those with mental disorders as possessed by demons or the devil or something.
One girl with Aspergers-syndrome I know was rejected by her Christian mother for this reason. But I don’t know if that’s actually part of the Christian faith’s beliefs, or just one woman.

So I’d like to hear the truth from actual Christians. How does your faith view such people?

admin answers:

As people with mental disorders that requires love and treatment.

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Question?: Treatment For Autism Medication

Daniel asks…

For mental health problems are medications and therapy the only options?

Are there any other ways we can help disorders like schiznophrenia, OCD, autism and paranoia? Any home remedies?

admin answers:

These diseases are prevalent throughout our society, past and present.

Years past, they had special homes for the metally ill, commonly known as crazy houses or insane asylums.

Today, more of a mainsteam attitude is taken with people suffering from these mental disorders, so we see them living in regular homes, sometimes as many as four in a regular house.

Once considered misfits, today society takes a kinder view upon them, seeing where there are differing degrees of the illnesses, and trying to make adjustments whenever possible…so that some may actually return to do many functions regular people do.

When these disorders tend to make certain individuals homicidal or prone toward suicidal, then they should be isolated and kept in special care facilities with all around watch…similar to what hardened criminals go through.

When you get to know some, you realize their disorders could be common among just about everyone, and some may have had missfortunes that resulted in a mental handicap.

Homemade remedies do not apply.

What is needed is constant care and watch so that these people won’t do harm to others.

Most medications have side effects or can become adictive.

What should be done is have people trained in handling them with utmost care and attention, hoping upon hope that they can recover from their illnesses.

I know of many budding young corporations trying to find cures or effective treatments for disorders of the nervious system.

Perhaps one day will emerge better care for these unfortunate people.

Recalling the horror of VT, one sees where young Cho fell through the cracks of society and nobody was capable of taking charge of that individual before the unspeakable occured.

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Question?: Schizophrenia Stories

Paul asks…

delusions schizophrenia stories?

why does it seem that people of color may suffer from the diease schizophrenia than non or the poorer class i have found that out to be true.

admin answers:

People used to think it was because minorities and working class people were subject to more stress and thus more likely to suffer from severe mental disorders. Recent research suggests that schizophrenic disorders and major mood disorders have more of a biological or genetic basis and the stress theories have kind of went out the window. A better explanation is that Caucasian people are more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder and minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. The two disorders, in acute phases, can be very difficult to distinguish. Schizophrenia, mania and severe depression can all involve delusions, hallucinations, catatonia, agitation, anxiety and sleeplessness.

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Unruly Kids May Have A Mental Disorder

Main Category: Mental Health
Also Included In: Pediatrics / Children’s Health;  Autism
Article Date: 01 May 2012 – 0:00 PDT

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When children behave badly, it’s easy to blame their parents. Sometimes, however, such behavior may be due to a mental disorder.

Mental illnesses are the No. 1 cause of medical disability in youths ages 15 and older in the United States and Canada, according to the World Health Organization.

“One reason we haven’t made greater progress helping people recover from mental disorders is that we get on the scene too late,” said Thomas R. Insel, MD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the featured speaker at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Presidential Plenary during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston.

Dr. Insel discussed signs of mental illnesses in young children and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention in his presentation, “What Every Pediatrician Needs to Know about Mental Disorders,” in the Hynes Convention Center.

As the first line of defense, pediatricians can detect mental disorders early and ensure children get treatment as soon as possible, Dr. Insel said. While questionnaires currently are the best way for doctors to screen for mental illness, better tools are on the horizon, such as cognitive and genetic tests.

It’s also important to understand that mental illnesses are a developmental brain disorder even though they can look like behavior problems, Dr. Insel explained.

“The future of mental illness has to be at the point where we aren’t treating behavior separately from the rest of the person,” he said. “There needs to be full integration of behavior and medical concerns to ensure that we are able to care for the whole person and not just one system.”

In addition to serving as director of the NIMH, Dr. Insel is acting director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, a new arm of the National Institutes of Health that aims to accelerate the development of diagnostics and therapeutics.

Autism also is an area of interest for Dr. Insel. He chairs the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to joining NIMH, he was director of the Center for Autism Research and professor of psychiatry at Emory University, where he was the founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.

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posted by Helena on 2 May 2012 at 9:38 am

Is your kid unruly? He may have a mental disorder. At least that’s what the psychiatric drug companies want you to think…

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Cause Diagnosis and Treatment of Aspergers Syndrome

Cause Diagnosis and Treatment of Aspergers Syndrome

As of this date, there is no known cure for Asperger’s Syndrome, but there are effective treatments and medications that can be used to intervene and redirect behavior so that the individual can function better in social situations.

There is no known cause for Asperger’s Syndrome but experts and researchers are still studying the syndrome. There may be multiple causes, but more studies are needed in order to determine what they may be. It may turn out that Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is associated with other mental disorders like depression and bipolar disorder, or there may be environmental factors that effected the development of the brain, which may be found to have an impact in the development of Asperger’s Syndrome. It has been determined that AS has not been caused by emotional deprivation. AS is not the result of bad parenting. Asperger’s Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder.

As of this date, there is no known cure for Asperger’s Syndrome, but there are effective treatments and medications that can be used to intervene and redirect behavior so that the individual can function better in social situations. Education is paramount to early intervention and understanding when coping with someone with AS. It is important to educate parents and teachers and other adults who come into contact with children and adults with AS so that their behaviors can be understood and modified with help from treatment and therapy. Individuals receiving this assistance can lead functioning lives.

Asperger’s Syndrome is difficult to diagnose and many children have been misdiagnosed before receiving the diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome.

A specialist in psychosocial evaluation usually performs an evaluation. A history of symptoms is usually taken, and the child’s development of motor skills and language skills as well as personality and behavior patterns are observed. The child’s social development is assessed as well as communication skills and social interaction.

Asperger’s Syndrome is treated using behavior interventions, psychotherapy, education of parents and other adults in contact with the child, and medications. Specialized educational interventions are necessary as well as social training, and language therapy. Sensory integration training is necessary for young children in which occupational therapist help to desensitize the child to stimuli such as light, sound and touch. Older children undergo psychotherapy or behavioral/cognitive therapy. Medications may also be used as part of the treatment plan. There should be a team aspect involving all of the caregivers medical and otherwise of the child including doctors, teachers, babysitters, friends, other family members and parents. Getting help early is key to being able to help the child to cope with the signs and symptoms of AS.

Children with AS respond to self-help programs and programs that address the areas of deficiency such as curriculum or programs that address the particular needs of the child.

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