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Adhd Impulsive Behavior
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more
How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?
depending on age: After ruling out tactile sensory issues (hypo or hyper sensitive to touch/contact), i usually play a 'force field' game with children who continually touch, grab, or hug. Then it becomes a cue for social situations, 'remember the force field'. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes. ...Read more
My med for ADHD works great for impulsivity,mood, etc.Night time however, I am left to my own devices.How can I control these to prevent harmful acts.
Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?
I just got diagnosed with adhd, mainly for impulsivity and attention and I'm going to be meeting with my Dr to figure out which medication I should use. I've heard that Ritalin/concerta can cause many more negative psychological side effects than adderall
All can have side ef: All these medicines have side effects. I want you to focus on cause. To learn causes of ADHD visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Also search YouTube for dr Doris Rapp. She will show you many causes of ADHD and how to treat the cause so that you may not need to depend on medicines ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: "impulsive behavior disorder" is not an official diagnosis. But Depakote is sometimes used for impulsivity associated with bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. If the impulsivity is part of adhd, Depakote would not be a typical treatment. ...Read more
Probably not: The first signs of suicidal or homicidal behavior tend to be either depression or a general lack of concern for the well-being of others. While someone that impulsive may make a decision the harm themselves or others, we are more interested in suicidal or homicidal thoughts as a precursor to such behavior. ...Read more
Impulsivity: Impulsivity can be though of as self destructive actions undertaken without clear thought as to consequences for those actions. ...Read more
Compulsive behaviors: Are repetitive, performed according to certain rules or in a stereotypical fashion; a tendency to repeat the same, often purposeless acts; with sense of having to do it. Impulsive behaviors are performed with little forethought and without regards to consequences, driven by the desire to obtain pleasure, gratification or arousal. Both involve brain function and may occur in same person. ...Read more
Both Can Impair: Compulsive behavior is behavior that is driven by a need to be fulfilled. There is a growing level of anxiety until one acts on the behavior. The behavior is often well circumscribed. Impulsive behavior is behavior that arises spontaneously without regard to consequences. The behavior, often random, can be reckless. Both types of behavior can cause impairment in a number of real life settings. ...Read more
Find a therapist: There are lots of reasons you might be having this pattern of behavior. Without know how old you are, if these are new behaviors or longstanding ones, and what else is involved, e.g., alcohol or drugs, no one can give a firm answer. It obviously bothers you--and should--so ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a therapist to explore what is going on. ...Read more
Many ways: Impulsive behaviors can get us into a lot of problems. Can ruin relationships, alienate us from those we love, cause us legal, social, financial and other problems and the list goes on and on. ...Read more
One of Many: There are many possible explanations for irrational or impulsive behavior. Substance abuse (including alcohol) is certainly responsible for a great many problematic behaviors. If one has a concern about unexplained irrational or impulsive behavior a consultation with a professional is a good idea. ...Read more