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Another Word For Bad Behavior
Explain human attraction between man and woman who are opposites. Why women who are good by nature are attracted to guys who have bad behavior?
Excitation: I find that 'opposites attract' in relationships because the opposite to you is exciting and different. However, long-term relationships generally work best between people who share similarities especially in core values, world view, plans for the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something ...Read more
My boyfriend took an ecstacy pill once (1 small capsule, white form) last may and never again did. Is it the cause for his +paranoiaand bad behavior?
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 boyfriend does not and cannot know. Ecstasy can damage serotonin receptors in the brain. I doubt this 1 pill is the complete explanation for his difficulties, and still suggest a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Ill people often abuse substances too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No one simple answer: Due to the extremes in variability in ability to communicate in this multifaceted disorder, there is no one correct way to achieve the teaching you desire to correct bad behavior. Even the premise "bad behavior" is often in the eye of the beholder. Generally one must use the most effective communication form and direct the child away from the undesirable action. There can be many strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Redirection: As with most kids, trying to change what is happening at the moment by directing the child to do something different. We too often yell at kids for bad behavior, so pick your battles and save the important reprimands for major stuff. Most of the other behaviors should attempted to be changed by reinforcement of new projects or challenges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Access to condoms: Allows for responsible behavior as an alternative to unprotected sex. If someone has little self discipline, it might make sense for that person to eliminate their options and temptations, such as not having junk food in the house. Condoms are not the temptation; privacy with a potential sex partner is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter coming home always late (middle of night ). She is 21 year old. How to handle her bad behavior?
No guaranteed ways: Unfortunately, nothing anyone suggests will have a 100% success rate. A lot rides on the person you're talking to but the way I handle it in our house is to remind whomever that while they're welcome to live in our house for as long as they want/need- they will ALWAYS be required to follow OUR RULES which include coming home well before streets get crazy dangerous. Don't like it? Move elsewhere. ...Read more
How can you differentiate between oppositional defiant disorder and just "bad" behavior in 4 year old boy?
What's "bad"?: Odd is a description of how a child interacts with others by being negative and resistant. "bad" is a moral judgment that can be associated with lots of behaviors. Unacceptable behaviors needed effective correction, hopefully from loving parents who see the good in their child even when the behavior is bad. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can I get my 8 year old evaluated properly she is not doing well on Abilify (aripiprazole) she has bad behavior issues nothing is helping her no help?
Educational testing: Your child's school should be able to perform educational testing for your child to assess for any learning disabilities. Additionally, you and his teachers can fill out Vanderbilt forms to assess ADHD & ODD. Comparing the scores at school with those from home will give a better idea of how to approach behavioral concerns as well. You can download these online & take them to your Dr. afterward. ...Read more
I have a 2 year old who has extreme bad behavior problems and I think he has adhd it's sooooo hardly to get him to Seattle down for bed is it ok to gi?
Question cut off: Your question was cut off mid sentence so it is not clear what you were asking. Two year olds are in the counter dependent stage of development and view themselves as the king/queen of the universe. You need to lean some skills that will redirect his energy & allow you to set boundaries. Your doc may know some local therapists that can teach you. This is common & workable.We try to avoid drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I have treated a few patients with eeg-confirmed simple focal epilepsy (tle) whose primary presentation included unprecipitated aggressive outbursts, and even a few with atypical appetitive behaviors. As "bad behavior" has many potential causes though, please see a md specializing in epilepsy or behavioral neurology ; neuropsychiatry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Certain conditions can predispose children to epilepsy while also causing behavior disturbances. An example of this is hypothalamic hamartomas in which children exhibit laughing seizures while also having behavior disturbances. After brain surgery, children can behave "badly" but this is more a response to being ill than caused by surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define inappropriate: More info is needed to make recommendation about how to handle situation. Some such behaviors are plain wrong & are reportable, others just speak of personality conflict and require either processing or change of dr. Must be quite stressful either way! consulting about the issue with a private therapist may help too... ...Read more
Therapy: Many people who have endured difficulties in their childhood have found therapy helpful. Trying to bury the feelings or to deny them is not likely to bring about a sense of peace. In the same way, emotionally re-experiencing the trauma repeatedly as an adult can create chronic anxiety or depression. Therapy can be a helpful way of moving forward and reducing anxiety or depression. ...Read more
Inappropriate Bx: Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something unwise is situation appropriate. ...Read more
Ask yourself: Is it something that directly affects your kids or will affect them in a future? What is the purpose of you telling them --to let it out of your chest and make yourself feel better (then might be counseling is a better option). Sometime we just have to sit on things that we have done in the past -- if it bothers you seek counseling to guide through the decision-making. ...Read more
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