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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Behavior Problems (Overview)

Behavior problems is a symptom in which a person acts in a way that causes problems for himself, for other people around him, for his belongings, for the property of others, to the community as a whole, etc


Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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Can video games cause behavior problems?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
Can video games cause behavior problems?

Yes, they can: Along with increased aggression if the games are violent, protracted use of all media (more than 2 hours/ day) is associated with obesity. Children with adhd often " hyperfocus" and do not appear to hear instructions. Games and tv at bedtime lead to delayed-onset sleep. A fatigued child often is more "hyper" and irritable than drowsy. Turn off games and tv at least 20 minutes before bedtime. ...Read more

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Behavior Problems (Overview)

Behavior problems is a symptom in which a person acts in a way that causes problems for himself, for other people around him, for his belongings, for the property of others, to the community as a whole, etc


Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Board Certified, Psychiatry
28 years in practice
137K people helped
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What does it mean if I have behavioral problem?

Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Board Certified, Psychiatry
28 years in practice
137K people helped
What does it mean if I have behavioral problem?

General term: 'behavior' is basically what people do; behavioral problems would be things people do that cause problems. The term is general, not just medical-- examples might be getting into fights, arguing, breaking rules, yelling back at parents, doing drugs, driving recklessly... And actions at odds with rules of normal society. Behav probs might suggest psych problems- depression, anxiety, add, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
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Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
5M people helped
Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Want to try a book?: This e-book on kindle could help right away. It's only $5.95 and you could read it in less than two hours and be able to help your child behave better right away. It's called: "parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist." good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Board Certified, Psychiatry
44 years in practice
8M people helped
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What is the best treatment for behavioral/emotional/social problems?

Dr. Bassam Amawi
Board Certified, Psychiatry
44 years in practice
8M people helped
What is the best treatment for behavioral/emotional/social problems?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy , and medication.

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
38 years in practice
2M people helped
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What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

Dr. Glen Elliott
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
38 years in practice
2M people helped
What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

Not clear: All of the ssris have been shown to be highly beneficial for treating ocd. Those available in the us are fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft), fluvoxamine (luvox), citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), and clomipramine (anafranil). Side effects vary, and sometimes one will work and aother won't, so trying several if needed is appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
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Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
5M people helped

Want to try a book?: This e-book on kindle could help right away. It's only $5.95 and you could read it in less than two hours and be able to help your child behave better right away. It's called: "parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist." good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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Can video games cause behavior problems?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped

Yes, they can: Along with increased aggression if the games are violent, protracted use of all media (more than 2 hours/ day) is associated with obesity. Children with adhd often " hyperfocus" and do not appear to hear instructions. Games and tv at bedtime lead to delayed-onset sleep. A fatigued child often is more "hyper" and irritable than drowsy. Turn off games and tv at least 20 minutes before bedtime. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
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What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?

Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
30 years in practice
5M people helped
What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?

It's difficult: Huntington's disease is a very horrible condition of the brain caused by an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Someone with hd can become psychotic and lose touch with reality. Here is a website which may help: www.Hdsa.Org. You should also consider maybe seeking some counseling and therapy for the entire family. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
16M people helped
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What doctors can help with behavior problems in children?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
16M people helped

Pediatrician: A good place to start is with your pediatrician who usually has years of experience and advice as to where to start and what to do. For more seroious problems, a child therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
31 years in practice
424K people helped
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With aspergers -- how do you handle behavior problems?

Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
31 years in practice
424K people helped

Aspergers: The short answer is is with very patient but assertive parenting to correct the misbehaviors and direct the patient to more constructive behavior, the details depend on how old the child is. ...Read more

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