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Causes Of Violent Behavior
Depends: Depends Studies provide converging evidence that exposure to media violence is a significant risk factor for aggressive and violent behavior. The APA lists myths & facts: http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2003/10/anderson.aspx Violent Video Games May Increase Aggression in Some But Not Others, Says New Research http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2010/06/violent-video-games.aspx ...Read more
Can seizures cause violent behaviors in a child and then cause them not to remember what they did my son went off and started a fight and then he went and laid down and when he got up he didn't remember starting the fight and he stared off into space righ
Most : Most commonly this type of behavior is not the manifestation of a seizure. Violent behavior can be seen during a complex partial seizure (focal seizure) when someone tries to restrain the person having a seizure. Post-seizure some people may also have abnormal behavior that sometimes can be violent. Many persons with epilepsy sometimes can have between seizures poor control of their emotions and some impulsivity. Psychiatrists will call this episodic dyscontrol syndrome. Some people will report lack of awareness for the episodes making the diagnosis very challenging. Video-eeg testing can confirm that the episodes are not associated with a seizure pattern on the brain waves. ...Read more
See PCP in Person!: Diagnosis is serious detective work. 2 do it well docs need 2 have as much background info & evidence in favor and against a particular diagnosis. There r many brain & body conditions that could underlie violent outbursts, so it could be harmful 2even list any possibilities. The risks r too great: this person could end up harming her/himself or others. The first step is 2see pcp 4 physical exam. ...Read more
Several: It is a key feature of intermittent explosive disorder. However, other emotional disorders can lead to mood instability which might end up with violent episodes. Is the person in touch with reality? It not look towards psychotic disorders. Possibly a mood disorder in a manic episode which can manifest in irritability and impulsivity. Look for substance and alcohol abuse too. Get help! ...Read more
Undersatnding: Asperger's syndrome and its complexity, helps 2 better manage the challenging issues & relationships children & adults affected by the disorder, have w/ environment. In addition 2 medical & behavioral help ur son need 2 have, 2 books by daniel tammet, autistic savant: "born on a blue day" autobio & "embracing the wide sky" more informative on asperger's r both great sources of info. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seizures: Seizures are the physical manifestation of epilepsy. A seizure cannot be controlled by the individual and is characterized by rhythmic jerking activity that can appear to be violent. Depending on the location of the seizure focus in the brain, some individuals may have more aggression. See your neurologist for further discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.html ...Read more
I've heared a lot of reports relating intake of SSRI and the high incidence of suicide and violent behavior. I am 44. Do i need to worry?
Always a possibility: SSRIs are used to treat multiple conditions, mostly depression. The depression makes people not have energy to do things, the SSRI makes them feel better, more energy.The medication does not take a non-suicidal person and turn them suicidal. It just allows those who already are the energy to complete it. If you do have thoughts of suicide please seek help from a doctor. ...Read more
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