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Causes Of Abnormal Behavior
It can cause DEATH: That mix is dangerous - when you say a lot of alcohol - it is very dangerous. Aggressive behavior and amnesia are seriously bad, but it might have caused death - perhaps to the foolish user and others. If it's you, be careful! if a friend, warn them to be careful. This is not a mix to fool with. ...Read more
Can zolpidem after drinking wine all day cause abnormal, out of character behavior like entering someone's property vandalizing it and memory loss?
Ambien is Dangerous: Yes. Of course. This is a very common problem (blacking out and the sequelae of acting out when unaware.). ...Read more
I'm not sure: If your doctor is funny or has an odd personality and you are comfortable with him or her and receive excellent care, there is no problem. If you do not feel relaxed or able to talk openly with your doctor, or you feel that you have to act differently in some way, then you should look for another physician. ...Read more
Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 D's: That is a very good question! i teach that abnormal behavior is defined by the 3 d's. Distress - the person (or people around the person) must be experiencing some type distress dysfunction - the behavior has to be causing some dysfunction in everyday life (not working, poor relationships) deviance - generally, behavior must be considered not normal for population. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What behavior?: There could be many types behavior that are "abnormal, " so i'm not sure what you're specifically referring to. If behavior interferes with relationships, work, school, or other important roles the person has in life, it could be "abnormal." the person could consult with a psychiatrist or psychologist to check out individual concerns. ...Read more
Communication: A widely recognized system for classification of abnormal behavior (such as the dsm-iv) is essential in communication between providers. As opposed to listing off a series of symptoms, were able to more effectively communicate based on a diagnosis that has been well researched and supported by literature. ...Read more
3 D's: That is a very good question! i teach that abnormal behavior is defined by the 3 d's. Distress - the person (or people around the person) must be experiencing some type distress dysfunction - the behavior has to be causing some dysfunction in everyday life (not working, poor relationships) deviance - generally, behavior must be considered not normal for population. ...Read more
Culturalsignificance: The definition of "abnormal" behavior means behavior outside the norm. As far as diagnosis, i presume you are referring to mental illness. Behavior is certainly important in the diagnosis of mental illness, but thinking process, thought content, mood, and affect are important for diagnosis and are more independent of culture. Not all "abnormal" behavior results in a "diagnosis.". ...Read more
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