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Are Motor Tics Associated With Sexual Abuse As A Child
nonvoluntary body movements (blinking, twitching) made repeatedly, rapidly, and suddenly. A person experiences it as irresistible but can suppress the movement briefly. Non-motor/vocal tics are sounds (sniff, grunt, bark, words). Tourette's Disorder is a combination of motor and vocal tics. Tics occur in 7% of children at any time, migrate, and come and go. 85% resolve ...Read more
Does emotional abuse cause more mental disorders as an adult compared with physical or sexual abuse?
All abuse causes: Emotional harm. Physical & sexual abuse is always accompanied by emotional abuse. But in my experience the emotional aspects of abuse seem to take longer to heal than the physical aspects. The good thing is that people survive & even thrive after abuse when they get the right support & help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?
Not typical: People with tourette's can have violent outbursts that may be tics - in which we would call "vocal tics, ' if the vocalization is stylized and repetitive. But these patients may also have temperament problems that are not tic related. Best to discuss temperament and vocal tics with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for
Mood Problems, PTSD: The most common psychiatric problems related to a history of abuse are various mood related problems, such as depression, and anxiety-related symptoms (including full-blown ptsd). There is also an increased risk of other behavioral problems and substance abuse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Seizures: Seizures are the physical manifestation of epilepsy. A seizure cannot be controlled by the individual and is characterized by rhythmic jerking activity that can appear to be violent. Depending on the location of the seizure focus in the brain, some individuals may have more aggression. See your neurologist for further discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.html ...Read more
Is passive aggressive behavior associated with any psychiatric disorders? Also, is such behavior associated with any long term health risks?
Good question: In dsm-iv it was personality disorder unless part of maj depression or dysthymia. Millon divides it into 4 types. Vacillating, discontented, circuitous ; abrasive when part of other troubled personalities. It is a style, not a disease. Long-term health risks would seem to be difficulty utilizing medical care well in addition to poor relationships with most other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the trauma of verbal and emotional abuse from a bipolar spouse cause the "healthy" partner to develop mental illness such as depression or anxiety?
Mental Health: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd? I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety
You may have both: The sx of adhd and ptsd may overlap. Especially in the details of easy distractabilty and poor memory. You should see a counselor for your ptsd symptoms but you should get some comprehensive psychological testing to determine if you have both or the one diagnosis ater this you may or may not want to add medication to the counseling. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Do people with pba have history of head injuries or major psychological trauma? And does pba associate with other neurological disorders such as als?
Pseudobulbar affect: (pba) has several causes including ALS and tbi as you mention. It has also been described in hypertensive encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, or pseudobulbar palsy to name a few. The term refers to involuntary or uncontrollable crying/laughter which is frequently mood incongruent. Neudextra has been shown to be useful in reducing these emotional displays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As dr. Amster states, this disorder is called dissociative identity disorder. It's very rare (.1 - 1% of population), and many people with it have suffered longstanding child abuse along with severe emotional neglect. These kids (& later adults) deal with their intense pain by unconsciously sequestering and experiencing only portions of self at a time. Treatment facilitates healing and integration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are methods to treat anxiety and physical tics such as handbitting and headbanging in adults with autism?
It can happen: Autistical adults can still demonstrate symptoms they in childhood. ...Read more
Are people who develop schizophrenia in early adulthood weird/depressed along with other mental issues as a child and teen? Or were they just normal
Weird? : Some people express symptoms or prodromal characteristics early in life. Many, if not most, showed no symptoms. The change in behavior is often what leads to diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What percentage of adults who experienced sibling physical and psychological abuse as children have PTSD?
PTSD: I feel empathy for those going through sibling physical and psychological abuse as children It causes intense fear, panic and helplessness Frequent and intense episodes of abuse with injury; and lack of love and support from the parents can lead to PTSD. There are no scientific studies to show the percentage of adults with PTSD due to abuse as children See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more
Complex topic: Some specialists think adverse social conditions breed drug use, drug pushers target the lower socio-economic strata as these often show less critical thinking and use the drugs. It takes a certain degree of thinking to figure out that drug use is illegal for a reason.. It will ruin your life. ...Read more
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