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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judith Tellerman
42 years experience Clinical Psychology
Behavior Change: First it is advisable to have a physical exam to find out if there is any illness. If not then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologis ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Belief system: We do everything for infants when they cry.This sets up a belief system that we are their servant & only exist to please them.When they begin walking ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Age and stage?: Behaviors serve a purpose, like avoidance of a task or attaining a desired object. Children " win" when they get an adult engaged in a fight; therefor ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Self-observation: You don't say what type of behavior you find alarming -- so this could possibly be healthy insight as much as embarrassment. And it seems you're aski ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
A problem: Since you didn't mention what your behavior was, i can assume you are either ashamed or embarrassed by it. I would start with trying to seek out some ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Nature & nurture: The cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown. Inherited genetic traits probably play a role, but dysfunctional family life and circumstance ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
OCD: Could be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Is a treatable condition. Rec. Talk to your pcp, mental health provider and social worker to im ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sense of loss: (Usually), which may or may not make sense to an observer, but to patient, they are compelled to have "it" and there is never enough. Needs psychologi ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: There is some research evidence that violent video games may increase violent behavior, aggression and oppositional behavior.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Give guidance too!: Just giving your child adult electronic tools without guidelines on their use is just as dangerous as giving them a chain saw without instruction in h ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Ecstasy: What was actually in the pill your boyfriend thought was ecstasy, could have been mdma plus whatever the maker decided to put in there. Your boyfrien ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fear: This answer could be long as a book. Humans are aware of their mortality and most dread that. If we are led to feel responsible for self-preservation, ... Read More

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