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Sometimes: Sometimes certain diagnoses are applied to more women vs men, and problems can be missed because our index of suspicion may not be high enough. For instance, heart attack symptoms may differ in men vs women, but both genders will be just as sick. Some doctors may also assume that women are "hysterical" rather than understanding they may have a complicated health problem. We have a lot to learn. ...Read more
Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts..Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other behaviorally based treatments like Reward and Punishment. Behavioral problems can occur for many different reasons..Medical or Psychological and can happen with children and adults. Please ask ...Read more
Reward The Positive: Behavior modification theory is based on a simple idea: reward positive and ignore negative behavior. Often used in parenting children. An example: 2 children are playing side-by-side sharing their toys are verbally praised and 5 minutes is added to their play time, a third child refuses to share and is placed in a brief time-out effectively ignoring the negative behavior. Consistency is the key. ...Read more
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
NOT NECESSARILY: Many parents have a conscience and are ignorant and frustrated and don't know what to do. But it takes courage to ask for help and devulge a problem. And some abusive parents are troubled themselves or addicted to drugs or alcohol. When you speak of humans, each case has to be examined before you know the answers. ...Read more
Behavioral Analysis: They rely on applied behavioral analysis (aba), which is based on the theory of behaviorism. The principle of reinforcement is one of the most important aspects of aba. For example, if a behavior is followed closely in time by an event ("stimulus") and this results in an increase in the future frequency of that behavior, the event or stimulus is a positive reinforcer. This is a bit like a reward. ...Read more
Born Transgender: There's no scientific evidence 2support belief that kids get 2b transgender b/c of the influence of caregivers who're emotionally detached or who provide "confused" gender role messages. Most who don't identify as transgender find it ridiculous 2imagine that their upbringing could have made them identify as the opposite sex. Amer psychiatric assn has dropped diagnosis "gender identity disorder.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.
Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more
Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?
True GID is rare: Gender identity disorder is fairly uncommon. Some studies suggest fewer than 1 in 100, 000. However, high school being a time of identity expression may lead to greater outward expression of the disorder that has likely been present since childhood. However, cross gendered dressing and behaviors are not necessarily a reflection of gid. Attraction to the same sex and bending gender rules isn't gid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We learn most of how: 2 relate 2 our husbands and wives from observing how our parents related 2 one another. If relationships were healthy in our early lives, we tend 2 have an easier time finding partners and working through difficulties as an adult. If, on the other hand, relationships were toxic, we may b attracted 2 the wrong types of people and repeat our parents' mistakes. Psychotherapy can help avoid this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more
Wow, where to begin?: I'm not sure what's "not real" about autism or adhd; but, in prepubertal children, there's also anxiety, sometimes depression, & learning disabilities. After puberty, depression and anxiety increase markedly, as do eating disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder. Not counting adhd (8-10% of the population), in any one year, serious other illness affect about 10-12% of the child population. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diversity: Cultural diversity ALWAYS has to be openly addressed in treatment. What is of utmost importance to mental health in one culture may bean very little in another, and the culturally sensitive psychotherapist will be trained in how to assess for those differences, what questions to ask, and will also have no problems with consulting as needed. ...Read more
Yes: There is a big distinction between the social problems of an adhd person & someone with autism. Adhd pts usually gain social skills later, but completely, compared to normals if treated with stimulant medication. Autism patients rarely attain "normal" social abilities. Both groups benefit from social skills training & counseling. Self confidence is most important in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
WPATH Expert!: For expert help closest to you check the referral directory of the world association for transgender heath (wpath). And fyi: wpath publishes "best practices" standards of care. (find the most recent edition of the standards on the wpath website.) btw, the newly elected president of wpath, dr. Jamison green, has happens to be transgender. (see jamisongreen.Com). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several roles: Social workers can play many roles in the lives of children with mental health problems. Two of the more common is helping to gain access to helpful services and providing direct counseling services. This can be done through both private and public agencies, within and outside of a hospital or clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can early childhood sexual abusive lead to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type? With no family history of schizophrenia?
Can happen..: If it has been so severe and chronic that a usual sequence would be ptsd first, then psychotic features from initial flashback. Eventually the personality becomes so fragile it detaches from reality. Add to this genetic vulnerabilities that are not apparent to people in the family. Many reasons abuse in families can make it difficult to get all the data. Environment and genes are key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not only medications: Treatment for gender identity disorder may include medications such as hormone therapy, but much more is involved. There needs to be extensive psychiatric evaluation first, as well as much discussion and talk therapy. Depression and anxiety are very common components too, and appropriate medications are used to help. Gender issues may persist despite hormones and even surgery. Support is needed. ...Read more
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