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Dr. Andrea Bretal
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Behavioral Changes (Overview)

Refers to qualitative and/or quantitative changes in the activities a person takes part in or moment to moment actions they take. Going for a walk instead of yelling is a qualitative change in response to anger. Increasing your frequency of working out from 3 to 5 times a week is a quantitative change in behavior.


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Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Yes: Sugar and other simple carbohydrates cause cahnges within the body, such as Insulin output. This can have behavioral effects. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Bretal
36 doctors shared insights

Behavioral Changes (Overview)

Refers to qualitative and/or quantitative changes in the activities a person takes part in or moment to moment actions they take. Going for a walk instead of yelling is a qualitative change in response to anger. Increasing your frequency of working out from 3 to 5 times a week is a quantitative change in behavior.


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Does the symptom behavioral changes mean that I have fungal meningitis?

Does the symptom behavioral changes mean that I have fungal meningitis?

Unlikely: There are many, many more likely reasons to have behavioral changes. Furthermore, isolated behavioral changes would be an unusual presentation of meningitis. Fever, neck stiffness, intolerance of light, and lethargy can often be seen in meningitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if u treat toxoplasmosis, will the behavioral changes and reaction time changes stop?

Can you tell me if u treat toxoplasmosis, will the behavioral changes and reaction time changes stop?

Yes, if you are not: Immune compromised.Toxoplasma gondii (t. Gondii) is a single-celled parasitic organism that can infect most animals and birds. But because it reproduces sexually only in cats, wild and domestic felines are the ultimate host. www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/toxoplasmosis/ds00510 toxoplasmosis — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to promote behavioral changes?

Behavioral Therapy: Behavior is a function of its consequence. Most behavior is maintained if it is positively reinforced and extinguished with negative consequences. The art of promoting change is the application of these principals to the specific person and circumstances. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight but I am still having strong cravings, how can I change or get rid of these cravings forbad food?

I am trying to lose weight but I am still having strong cravings, how can I change or get rid of these cravings forbad food?

Don't waste time: Instead of fighting the cravings, use substitution. I would recommend meeting with a nutritionist who can listen to your specific cravings and suggest alternative foods that are lower in calories. Behavior modification is the answer, not denial. Good lick. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Behavioral changes?

What is the definition or description of: Behavioral changes?

Bx change: Refers to qualitative and/or quantitative changes in the activities a person takes part in or moment to moment actions they take. Going for a walk instead of yelling is a qualitative change in response to anger. Increasing your frequency of working out from 3 to 5 times a week is a quantitative change in behavior. ...Read more

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Sugary or hi carb diet cause behavioral changes?

Yes: Sugar and other simple carbohydrates cause cahnges within the body, such as Insulin output. This can have behavioral effects. ...Read more

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What is the best way to promote behavioral changes?

Behavioral Therapy: Behavior is a function of its consequence. Most behavior is maintained if it is positively reinforced and extinguished with negative consequences. The art of promoting change is the application of these principals to the specific person and circumstances. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have behavioral changes after the removal of an ovary?

Is it normal to have behavioral changes after the removal of an ovary?

Not after just 1: Usually not after the removal of just 1 ovary, since the other is still producing hormones the body (including brain) needs. A woman may have preexisting issues which lead to behavior changes after the removal of an ovary, especially if this leads to drinking more alcohol or using more drugs. Please see your physician this one. Best wishes, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me if u treat toxoplasmosis, will the behavioral changes and reaction time changes stop?

Yes, if you are not: Immune compromised.Toxoplasma gondii (t. Gondii) is a single-celled parasitic organism that can infect most animals and birds. But because it reproduces sexually only in cats, wild and domestic felines are the ultimate host. www.cdc.gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/toxoplasmosis/ds00510 toxoplasmosis — comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment. ...Read more

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What are the behavioral changes from agoraphobia?

What are the behavioral changes from agoraphobia?

Fear: Someone with agoraphobia may be afraid to leave his/her safe place -- which for many is home. I have known some patients who are unable to leave their houses to go grocery shopping, to school, to the library, etc. New experiences are frightening, rather than being a source of enjoyment and novelty. If going out at all, many must be accompanied by a trusted other. Agoraphobia limits one's life. ...Read more

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Could a concussion cause behavioral changes?

Could a concussion cause behavioral changes?

Yes it can: Concussion is brain injury. After trauma there can be alteration in awareness and responsiveness and coordination. This indicates a concussion and indicates brain injury. If the injury involves frontal lobes, there can be significant behavioral effects. ...Read more

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Can mepergan cause anxiety or behavioral changes?

Can mepergan cause anxiety or behavioral changes?

Unusual: Anxiety would be very unusual. Behavioral changes is such a broad term. One who is addicted or withdrawing from Mepergan could certainly have behavioural changes. ...Read more

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Do people with alzheimer's go through the same behavioral changes over the same amount of time?

Do people with alzheimer's go through the same behavioral changes over the same amount of time?

No: Remember that patients with ad have impaired brain connectio & receptor relays-hence thebasis of drugs used to treat the condition.Often there may be a precipitating cause sometimes very minute which can cause an out burst.Generally it is the misinterpretations of the i ntentions or stimuli. ...Read more

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Does lovan (anti-depressent) cause behavioral changes?

Does lovan (anti-depressent) cause behavioral changes?

Lovan = Fluoxetine: Lovan is fluoxetine (prozac), marketed outside the us. Yes, it can cause behavioral changes. It's prescribed for depression and anxiety, and helps many of those -- so one possible type of behavioral change is successfully managing those symptoms. In some it can also cause agitation, difficulty sleeping, GI symptoms (nausea, diarrhea), etc. It can also cause hypomania & mania in bipolar people. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have behavioral changes after starting birth control?

Is it normal to have behavioral changes after starting birth control?

Sometimes: I've seen it. This seems to be especially true with pills that contain drospirenone (like Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and yasmin). ...Read more

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Does the symptom behavioral changes mean that I have fungal meningitis?

Unlikely: There are many, many more likely reasons to have behavioral changes. Furthermore, isolated behavioral changes would be an unusual presentation of meningitis. Fever, neck stiffness, intolerance of light, and lethargy can often be seen in meningitis. ...Read more

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Do you believe medication is always required in cases of major depression?  if not, what 3-5 behavioral changes are key to managing depression?

Do you believe medication is always required in cases of major depression?  if not, what 3-5 behavioral changes are key to managing depression?

Depends: If you have a psychologist or therapist trained in cognitive behavior therapy (cbt), that is the first place to start. Other interventions such as diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) can help. Dr. Andrew weil's new book " spontaneous happiness" is a good resource. ...Read more

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I am experiencing behavior problems. My moods change very easy, I zone out and draw pictures of what I see! My hands shake and I get very angry.

I am experiencing  behavior problems. My moods change very easy, I zone out and draw pictures of what I see! My hands shake and I get very angry.

Ask for help: The teen years are hard on everyone but are often when significant but treatable emotional problems emerge. If a minor issue you need to learn more effective coping skills. If more intense, you may need that & more intensive help. Ask your family to get you set up with a life coach/therapist. They can start the process & determine if you need more. Do the work and life can get better.Good luck. ...Read more

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My 6 month old formula fed has had Brown slime in stool for 3 days no fever or behavioral changes?

My 6 month old formula fed has had Brown slime in stool for 3 days no fever or behavioral changes?

Observe: It may be something in his diet that is new. If there is any blood or excess stool with water loss, follow up with your doctor. It the problem continues bring in a stool sample. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Behavior Problems (Definition)

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