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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
44 years in practice
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Can video games cause behavior problems?

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
27 years in practice
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What does it mean if I have behavioral problem?

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. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
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Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

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

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
29 years in practice
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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. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kevin Passer
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
29 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?

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
40 years in practice
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What doctors can help with behavior problems in children?

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
30 years in practice
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With aspergers -- how do you handle behavior problems?

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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