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Causes Of Violent Behavior
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
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
No such brain region: There really aren't 'automatic' or intrusive thoughts. We are in control over thinking, despite how it may seem at times. We process information constantly and may react to our environment quite suddenly, but not automatically nor do we think intrusively. Our patterns can become more rapid over time with repeated use and practice. ...Read more
Teen depression: Teen depression can occur as a result of genetics, long standing pessimism, trauma, self-esteem difficulties and an overall negative view of self, the world and the future.cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness may help improve / resolve these difficulties. Assistance from family is also very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varied : Some children, with or without autism, react poorly to artificial colors, dyes, sweeteners and preservatives. These and certain foods can be found on the feingold diet. Other children seem have negative responses to dairy and/or wheat proteins and others do not do well if their sugars fluctuate. Speak with your provider and visit some of the websites for autism to get more information. ...Read more
Probably not: The first signs of suicidal or homicidal behavior tend to be either depression or a general lack of concern for the well-being of others. While someone that impulsive may make a decision the harm themselves or others, we are more interested in suicidal or homicidal thoughts as a precursor to such behavior. ...Read more
That IS one of: the symptoms of addiction. Among others is a compulsion to act on the addictive urge(s). Then there are the consequences, which vary depending upon what type of addiction (gambling, alcohol, sex, internet, food and drugs are the big six). Look for triggers and cues to set up the addictive reflex (the automatic urge to act out). Go to an addictionologist or psychologist. ...Read more
With help: It is very very hard to recover from any abuse, especially as a child. Please seek professional help and not feel ashamed. ...Read more
Yes indeed!: This is a sad reflection on parenthood. It is, however a complex issue that is not easily solved. ...Read more
Sometimes: All types of abuse (emotional, physical, & sexual) are damaging. The extent of damage may be more severe for emotional or sexual abuse than for physical abuse. However, the extent of damage also has to do with the severity, frequency, and duration of abuse and the individual child's temperament, vulnerability to mental illness, support system, etc. Let's all pull together to help stop child abuse! ...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
Unusual behavior: Substance abuse can be associted with extremes in behavior from depression to over excitment and agitation. When these become a change in normal behavior noticable to those close to the person problems such as substance abuse should and have to be called into question. All to often we don't want to say anything or want to believe it will get better on it's own. ...Read more
My child has:decreased REM sleep & frequent wakings, migrational abnormality in brain that causes seizures, & behavioral probs.Is all of this connected?
Yes, an underlying: Neurological impairment likely causes all symptoms. Seek evaluation by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to search for a genetic or other medical cause. There are known syndromes with lack of rem sleep, the most common of which is down syndrome. Comparative genomic hybridization & a dna probe for fragile x are genetic tests used when there are no physical findings of a specific syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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