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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

A developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

Broad range disorder: This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self help and possibly motor skills.It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is more a convenient tag than anything.Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self help skills. ...Read more

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Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

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Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

ODD: It is a behavioral disorder classified under the psychiatric diagnoses. ...Read more

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Help please! is autism disorder hereditary?

Help please! is autism disorder hereditary?

Not necessarily: Genetic factors do play a role. If there is someone in the family with autism, it increases the chances of getting it. However, in most cases it is not a purely genetic disease. Other factors (environmental and perinatal) seem to play a role as well. ...Read more

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Help please! is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?

Help please! is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness?

Antisocial: Yes, it is. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. ...Read more

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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

Somewhat alike: Both were thought to be closely related due to the anxiety and compulsions related to both but we are now rethinking this. Ocd usually more cognitive while tourette more motor but there's overlap. ...Read more

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What's a autism spectrum disorder?

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Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays. ...Read more

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Is ADHD connected to developing bipolar disorder?

Is ADHD connected to developing bipolar disorder?

No: Statistically, individuals who have adhd have no greater chance of developing bipolar disorder than the average population so long as there is no family history of bipolar disorder. There is some statistically greater chance of having adhd is someone has bipolar disorder, but the connection there is unclear. ...Read more

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How is antisocial personality disorder self-diagnosed?

How is antisocial personality disorder self-diagnosed?

It's not.: It takes a thorough evaluation to make any accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

Is thinkrightnow cds to cure avoidant personality disorder affective?

CDs and books: can be valuable additions to psychotherapy, but seeing a psychotherapist raises the probability of a good outcome. Relating to another person, in this case a professional, is a good antidote for avoidance. I'm not familiar w/the CDs you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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"is the avoidant personality disorder a mental illness?"

Personality Disorder: This is a bit of a semantic problem. Personality disorders are not seen as major mental illnesses, like bipolar , schizophrenia, depressive or anxiety disorders. They are not very responsive to meds.However, they do affect the quality of life and may generate the above conditions in certain circumstances. Avoidant pd can overlap with anxiety disorders , such as panic disorder or social phobia. ...Read more

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Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is oppositional defiant disorder(odd)?

What is oppositional defiant disorder(odd)?

Defiant to Authority: Oppositional defiant disorder - DX of youth with 4 of he following: do not follow the directions of adults and are hostile and disobedient toward authority figures, youth may lose temper, argue with adults, annoy people or be easily annoyed, be spiteful or vindictive. It occurs more often than seen among youth of similar age and it interferes with functioning. Trauma may be source of disorder. ...Read more

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What is oppositional defiant disorder?

What is oppositional defiant disorder?

Toublemakers: More a cluster of symptoms than a disease. Hallmarks are argumentative (esp with authority), deliberately annoys others, easily annoyed themselves, & spiteful. Parents may say he's "fine until he's told no" and "thinks he's the boss". I jokingly call arguing their hobby and that they are allergic to the words "no" and "responsibility". Can be very impairing, frustrating and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

How are Asperger syndrome and Asperger disorder different?

None at all: These are synonymous terms. The "formal" diagnosis is asperger's disorder. Syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms that co-occur and help us identify a disorder. All this will change may 2013. The new diagnostic manual (dsm-5) lumps autism, asperger's disorder, and several others under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. ...Read more

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Is autism a developmental disorder?

Is autism a developmental disorder?

Yes: Most parents are concerned by 18 months and most children are seen by age 2. ...Read more

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How is oppositional defiant disorder treated?

How is oppositional defiant disorder treated?

Therapy: Individual and family therapy. Individual counseling for your child may help him or her learn to manage anger and express feelings in a healthier way. Family counseling may help improve your communication and relationships, and help members of your family learn how to work together. ...Read more

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Is obsessive christmas disorder related to obsessive-compulsive disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as obsessive Christmas disorder mentioned in the DSM. That being said, there are people who take the Christmas spirit and go over the top with it, if you will, but this is not officially diagnosable. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?

How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?

Get expert help: Your son is very complex. So the meds will be too. But don't think of him as all these separate disorders. He really is 1 person w/ 1 complicated mental health dysfunction manifesting with symptoms of these various textbook diagnoses. I start with treatment of 1 problem, then move on to other issues. Each issue improved, makes the next problem easier to solve. He needs some success, and so do you. ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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To what extent are conduct disorder and aspergers similar?

This may help: Aspies are troublesome because they really don't understand others; most want to be liked and to fit in & be good people but lack basic social intuition, haven't figured out that relationships are more important than being right. Conduct disorder is repetitive pattern of behavior showing gross indifference to the basic rights of others that a kid of the age should comprehend. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how similar are conduct disorder and aspergers?

I'm wondering how similar are conduct disorder and aspergers?

Very different: With conduct disorders people often intentionally break rules and have delinquent behaviors. With aspergers they simply have quirky behavior and difficulty understanding social norms. ...Read more

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Is there any way or any link you can give me to help me cope with aspergers disorder for a fifteen year old kid?

Expectations: If you want a smooth-talking, team-sport-focused, extraverted chummy-with-everybody life-of-the-party politician, you will be bitterly disappointed and you and junior will both lose. Aspies tend to be very grateful for opportunities to take part in strength / endurance sports rather than team sports, learn basic social skills that don't come easy, & enjoy academic pleasures most people never have. ...Read more

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What is aspergers disorder? Can someone tell me what it is and what it does?

Clinical picture: A constellation of behaviors and patterns of thought that tend to run together. Powerful focus on a few narrow intellectual areas. Poor physical coordination. Much difficulty reading and understanding other people. Rapid mechanical speech. The tendency to be a jerk without realizing it is distressing both to the aspie and to others. Focus of rx is on learning to be a diplomat -- can help us all. ...Read more

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Could having aspergers mean that i can't get any other mental illnesses and or disorders?

Could having aspergers mean that i can't get any other mental illnesses and or disorders?

I wish there was a: Way to protect us from the many psychological illnesses out there but having one challenge such as aspergers does not necessarily protect us from others. Healthy lifestyle including good diet, exercise, perhaps counseling, are a much better way of staying healthy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have apsergers syndrome, does having aspergers mean that i can't get anyother form of mental ilness and or disorder?

Find a therapist: &/coach to help you understand your condition and help you understand how to cope with social situations. You can have additional diagnosis along with Aspergers. ...Read more

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Can aspergers turn into antisocial personality disorder?

Asperger's, : Not usually. Asperger patients may be a-social, in the sense that they care little to be social.. But antisocial people are self-centered and take advantage of people. They are often outwardly very social but for their own gain. ...Read more

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Might somebody have aspergers and social anxiety disorder?

Yes : These are two distinct disorders that could co-occur. The issue is differentiating that the symptoms encompassed by social anxiety disorder are exclusive from aspergers. Since social anxiety involves a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations where scrutiny is possible (and anxiety about these events)this can be distinct from symptoms characteristic of aspergers. ...Read more

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Do autistic people or people with aspergers have personality disorders or are they neurodivergent?

Who's counting?: "neurotics" are troubled. "personality disorder" people are troublesome. Cyclothymia's moods are cruel. The autism spectrum disorder folks are equally hard for the rest of the world to understand, & these individuals often suffer terribly. But a wisely-focused aspie who learns to be a diplomat becomes useful and likable. Not everything a pathologist or psychiatrist describes need be "disease". ...Read more

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Can anybody tell me about what its like to have borderline personality disorder? And is it similar to aspergers syndrome?

BPD: Actually the two disorders are pretty far apart diagnostically. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by unstable and intense moods. Individuals with bpd are highly sensitive to non-verbal communications, rejections, abandonment feelings etc. Asperger's disorder is closer to autism in the disconnection from others and difficulty reading non-verbal cues and communications. ...Read more

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How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

How can people with aspergers deal with people with a mood disorder such as borderline personality disorder?

Confusing: Borderline personality d/o is not at basis a mood disorder, but does have instability of moods/affects as well as sense of identity and relationships with others. They fluctuate between fears of abandonment and fears of intimacy, and are in general much more distressed than someone with asperger's. In asperger's the person misses social cues, and may not "get" why the borderline pd is upset. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could seeing a psychiatrist who specializes in autism/aspergers help with my eating disorder?

Thoughts? Could seeing a psychiatrist who specializes in autism/aspergers help with my eating disorder?

Ask: A psychiatrist receives training in medical school and residency in dealing with eating disorders. Let the doctor know and see if he or she is comfortable with helping you or if he or she has someone they could refer you to. ...Read more

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I am a 28 yr old male with tourettes, aspergers disorder and attention deficit disorder. How much carnosine would be excessive for me?

I am a 28 yr old male with tourettes, aspergers disorder and attention deficit disorder. How much carnosine would be excessive for me?

L-Carnosine, a: Naturally occurring dipeptide, can enhance brain frontal lobe function or be neuroprotective; significant improvements in language, auditory processing, socialization, awareness of surroundings, fine motor planning and expressive language. Dose depends on user's age, health, and several other conditions. 50-150 mg/d recommended but dose not established. The body makes it from our diet. Best regard. ...Read more

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Is it bad if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant?

Professional : Both you and your fetus needs for you to get with professional treatment otherwise both you and your fetus will not develop well. ...Read more

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What happens if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant? Will the child have all of these conditions as well?

What happens if you have aspergers, bipolar disorder, anxiety, social phobia, and add and you get pregnant? Will the child have all of these conditions as well?

Genetics aspergers: That's a lot going on for sure. No way to know but there are both genetic and environmental factors involved in all. Probably best to be sure you have good support and be proactive. Here is my take on aspergers http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old adhd, bipolar, odd responds violently to all types of meds! i need a hospital/doc that can help find the right meds? Diagnosed at 5 with aspergers, adhd, tourettes, mood disorder, odd. Risperidone worked for a year, strattera for 6 mos., and

Dysregulatoin: Many children with an underlying dysregulated behavior pattern and 'melt down' frequently, are subject to many medications but do not respondwell. The underlying problem is problem with an excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. None of the meds you list work on that transmitter. Speak to your trating physician about medications that are glutamate blockers. I have had great success using thm. ...Read more

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How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more