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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi need a psychologist s help
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   for mi 17 yr ols nephew
Doctor :   ok
User :   behavioral problem
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   donno shd i see a psychologist or psychiatrist
Doctor :   you can proceed with discussing his problem, I would suggest you after discussion what should be your next step
User :   hv tried to counsel him a lot-
Doctor :   whether to see a psychologist or psychiatrist
Doctor :   what symptoms is he having?
Doctor :   could you describe his behavior problem in detail?
User :   well since beginning he is an attention seeker-hed do anything negatv /destructive to mk sure all eyes were on him
User :   whn we counsel him with love or reprimand him he just smiles away
Doctor :   ok
User :   fails in studies
Doctor :   so he is having attention seeking behavior?
User :   apparently
User :   on 2nd thoughts
User :   yes
User :   we re very frustrated
Doctor :   i will need to ask you few other questions to get in depth knowledge of his problem. Can I proceed?
User :   ya pl
Doctor :   does he gets easily distracted, misses details, forgets things, and frequently switches from one activity to another?
User :   no
Doctor :   does he have difficulty focusing on one thing?
User :   yes
Doctor :   does he become bored with any task after only a few minutes, unless he is doing something enjoyable?
User :   always late for all classes
User :   yessss
Doctor :   does he have difficulty in focusing attention on organizing and completing any task or learning something new?
User :   and very stubborn /focussed on things he wants to do
User :   yes
Doctor :   does he have trouble in completing or turning in homework assignments in time, often losing things (e.g., pencils, toys, assignments) needed to complete certain tasks or activities?
User :   apparntly he likes just 2 things-wwe n tv
User :   yessss
Doctor :   does he seem not to listen when spoken to or reprimanded?
User :   +vely Yes
Doctor :   does he daydream, become easily confused, and move slowly?
User :   no he shows as if hes listening with full attention but has that cunning and far away look in his eyes
Doctor :   does he have difficulty in processing information as quickly and accurately as others of his age?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does he struggle to follow complex instructions given to him?
User :   i believe hes v intellignt otherwise
User :   no
Doctor :   is he fidgety and squirming kind?
User :   yes
Doctor :   does he dash around, touching or playing with anything and everything that comes in sight?
User :   no
Doctor :   does he talk nonstop?
User :   not at all very quiet rather
Doctor :   does he have trouble in sitting still during dinner, school, and story time ( as a child)?
Doctor :   is he impatient?
User :   dinner in front of tv
Doctor :   ok
User :   tks 90 mins to finish his meal
Doctor :   the symptoms that I asked you refer to a certain neuro-behavioral problem
User :   hes 17
User :   ok
Doctor :   commonly known as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
User :   but hes not that hyperactive
Doctor :   and he classifies to be in this group: Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive
User :   whts the option
Doctor :   the ere are 3 major subgroups associated with this
Doctor :   1) Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive
Doctor :   2) Predominantly inattentive
Doctor :   3) Combined hyperactive-impulsive and inattentive
Doctor :   he wil require to be evaluated by a psychiatrist
Doctor :   and put into behavioral modification counselling sessions
Doctor :   alond with medications to control few of his symptoms
User :   cn u suggest someone in bom
Doctor :   have you followed what I said?
User :   sort of
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User :   ok
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