Fun with diagnoses

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by InsaneCdn, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Rumour has it that the search engines are not finding us as often as they should.

    It's hard, of course, not just because we use acronyms and such, but because it's really hard to describe our kids anyway.

    So... I want to capture a list of diagnoses for each forum that is fairly representative. That will be step two.

    Step one is... can anyone who's been around the board for a while post a list on this thread of all the diagnoses you know about that affect "our" kids here on the board.

    Not just YOUR kids... but any diagnosis you've heard of that applies. I will use these lists (filtered for duplicates, of course) in generating a poll in each forum.
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Alcohol abuse
    Drug abuse
    Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    Bi-polar I
    Bi-polar II
    Borderline personality disorder
    Conduct disorder
    Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)/Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
    Schizoaffective Disorder
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Mood Disorder not otherwise specified
    anxiety disorder
    generalized anxiety disorder
    post traumatic stress disorder
    complex post traumatic stress disorder
    dissociative identity disorder
    anger issues
    developmental delays
    pervasive development disorders
    elective mutism
    Tourettes Syndrome
    antisocial personality disorder
    Passive aggressive personality disorder
    borderline personality disorder
    narcissistic personality disorder
    emotional dysregulation disorder
    schizoid personality disorder
    avoidant personality disorder
    cognitive disorder
    bad therapist disorder ;)

  4. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Executive Function Disorder
    Cognitive Disorder (not disability)
  6. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Non-verbal learning disorder (NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NVLD))
  7. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Pervasive Development Disorder not otherwise specified (Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)-not otherwise specified)
  8. jal

    jal Member

    Sensory integration disorder
  9. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Maladaptive daydreaming (look it up. It's interesting)
  10. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Sensory Processing Disorder (I think this is the Canadian or UK version of Sensory Integration Disorder)
    high functioning autism (High-Functioning Autism (HFA))
    early onset bipolar (aka EOPB)/child onset bipolar
    executive function disorder
    Indigo Child (NOT a clinical term usually but seems to still be used on other forums esp autism forums)
    Reactive Attachment Disorder (Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD))
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (really should be CDO, at least that is in alphabetical order or ODC which is in reverse alphabetical order - I have spent WAY too much time with Wiz and thank you!)

    And never forget Alphabet Soup, which is what our kids end up with after seeing multiple doctors.

    Maybe listing the major types of therapies used to help various disorders would also be helpful? I know that a lot of the therapists we saw would throw out the types of therapies they used rather than to really discuss the diagnosis and the treatment. I had one person tell me that the Wilbarger Technique/method would simply 'fix' Wiz and then our whole family would be normal and never need help again because the technique was somehow going to fix J's ptsd and thank you's sensory issues even though it would not be used on them in her work. We never went back but I did internet research on that and every other treatment name the doctors tossed out. Wilbarger is simply another name for brushing technique, at least that was what I was told.

    Other therapy types include:

    CBT - Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    DBT - Dialectic Behavior Therapy
    Exposure Therapy
    EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

    I cannot think of more at this time, but I will try to remember all we did.

    We could also list common medications as I think many parents want to know more about what their kids are supposed to take. The list would be long, but could be helpful.

    Medications and their types (to the best of my knowledge)

    Prozac - fluoxetine - SSRI antidepressant
    Paxil - paroxetine - SSRI antidepressant
    Lexapro - escitalopram - SSRI antidepressant
    Celexa - citalopram - SSRI antidepressant
    Zoloft - sertraline - SSRI antidepressant
    Luvox - fluvoxamine - SSRI antidepressant
    Viibryd - vilazidone - SSRI antidepressant
    Effexor - venlafaxine - SNRI antidepressant
    Pristiq - desvenlafaxine - SNRI antidepressant
    Cymbalta - duloxetine - SNRI antidepressant
    Elavil - amitryptyline - tricyclic antidepressant
    Trazodone - tricyclic antidepressant

    Risperdal - risperidone - antipsychotic
    Geodon - ziprasidone atypical antipsychotic

    These are what I can remember right now.
  11. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Susie, if that's what you "can remember right now," you certainly have a phenomenal memory!!!

    Love, Esther
  12. SuZir

    SuZir Well-Known Member

    Conversion disorder
    Selective mutism
    Depersonalization-derealization syndrome
  13. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Keep 'em coming... we're coming up with a GREAT list!

    SusieStar... Might have to make THREE lists, good ideas!