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Can Alzheimer's sufferers develop temper tantrums?

Can Alzheimer's sufferers develop temper tantrums?

Yes: Person with alzheimer's disease may develop a catastrophic reaction if they are in a stressful situation that they do not understand. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Daniel
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Temper Tantrums (Definition)

A temper tantrum is an event in which a child is angry and cries, screams, hits, kicks, and/or throws himself onto the ground to get things done his way from Mom, Dad, or another family member. Temper tantrums are loud, especially in public places, but are best ignored and politely handled from ...Read more


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Can Alzheimer's patients develop temper tantrums?

Can Alzheimer's patients develop temper tantrums?

Absolutely: Loss of self-monitoring and disinhibition of emotional control is a potent combination, often leading to temper tantrums, aggressivity, foul language. Any dementia with those features can have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso Dr. Dellosso
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Managing temper tantrums (Tip)

Temper tantrums are speaking frustration without words. Stay calm, place in time out, don't give in. ...See more

Dr. Kristi Woods Dr. Woods
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Managing Temper Tantrums (Checklist)

Try a distraction
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Ignore attention-seeking tantrums
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Avoid rewarding tantrums, and do not give in to what the child wants
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Reward good behavior
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What causes temper tantrums?

Read on: If it is the two year old it is the inability to express their needs, as well as it is the developmental time when the self is taking over ignoring all but their own need. I guess it's the same etiology for teens and all ages. ...Read more

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3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

3yo girl: extreme anxiety, violent temper tantrums, scary smart, obsessive OCD type behaviors, night terrors. Should I have her checked out?

Start by giving her: pediatrician a list of specific behaviors, e.g., screaming, hitting, biting, lining up toys, insistence. on routine, + onset, duration, immediate precipitants & consequences for each behavior to guide referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to assess for Autistic Spectrum Disorder or child psychiatrist for mental illness vs. ASD. Also get a (neuro)psychological evaluation & therapy. ...Read more

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Managing temper tantrums (Tip)

Setting boundaries that are firm and understandable; ignore tantrums when possible. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Bursitis (Checklist)

Discuss NSAIDs with your physician
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Ice affected areas
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Consider physical therapy to correct your posture or to modify the behavior to end the root cause
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If treatment does not work, consider steroid injections or Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment
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What causes temper tantrums in tweens?

Unmet wants: Just like toddlers, tweens will have tantrums when they do not get what they want. If tantrums work, you will see a lot of them. Usually you have a few seconds warning. Decide quickly how important the issue is. If you would give in after a tantrum, give in before it occurs. If you will not give in, let the tantrum occur and be strong. Thus, no tantrums will be rewarded. ...Read more

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How doctors control self-injurious behavior?

How doctors control self-injurious behavior?

Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails you, and what cutting means to you as well as anything else that may be going on. Then get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help with the emotional issues behind cutting. Do it today. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
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Managing temper tantrums (Tip)

When tantrums don't get any attention, they go away after increasing to try to get you to respond. ...See more

Dr. Michael Fox Dr. Fox
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Managing Endometriosis (Checklist)

See an endometriosis surgeon who performs complete excision
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Ask your doctor about estrogen replacement, as it decreases in your mid thirties
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Tell your doctor if you have increased period pain
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If you experience severe period pain, consider presacral neurectomy surgery
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Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read more

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Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?

Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?

Seek Tx: Usually information you provide during treatment stays confidential. However, there are some limits to confidentiality with being in danger to yourself or others are some of them. If you feel you cannot control your sx anymore, either dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, you might want to consider making an appointment with psychiatrist and psychologist to start your treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer Dr. Passer
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Managing temper tantrums (Tip)

Ignore non-violent tantrums. Praise when it's over. Don't pay attention to negative behaviors. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
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Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as your doctor advises
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See your doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
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Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar Dr. Ghaffar
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Managing temper tantrums (Tip)

Ignore and allow time for child to respond. Make sure the temper is not for a valid reason. ...See more

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Managing Gastroparesis (Checklist)

Eat smaller meals
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Avoid hard food -- grind or puree it
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Take medications to help propel food
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Tantrums (Definition)

Tantrums are an uncontrolled outburst of anger or frustration. They typically in ...Read more