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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Violent Behavior

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Which emotional disorder could cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

Which emotional disorder could cause a person to have irrational outbursts 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

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What emotional disorder can cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

What emotional disorder can cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

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

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Which part of the brain causes automatic, intrusive thoughts and memories?

Which part of the brain causes automatic, intrusive thoughts and memories?

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

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What are causes & psychological impacts of adolescent depression?

What are causes & psychological impacts of adolescent depression?

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 more

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Is prolonged anger with verbal abuse part of bipolar disorder?

Is prolonged anger with verbal abuse part of bipolar disorder?

It can be: and if the person is a male it probably means depression. Here is some information about the different way depression affects high control and high achieving individuals: http://www.black-bile.com/Depressionandsuicideinhighachievers.html ...Read more

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What are the causes to exhibiting antisocial behaviors?

What are the causes to exhibiting antisocial behaviors?

Nature & nurture: The cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown. Inherited genetic traits probably play a role, but dysfunctional family life and circumstances / environment also appear to increase antisocial behaviors. ...Read more

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What eating habits causes aggression and agitation in autistic kids?

What eating habits causes aggression and agitation in autistic kids?

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

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Is impulsive behavior the first sign of future suicidal or homicidal behavior?

Is impulsive behavior the first sign of future suicidal or homicidal behavior?

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

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What symptom of addiction is characterized by excessive preoccupation with the behavior?

What symptom of addiction is characterized by excessive preoccupation with the behavior?

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

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In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

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

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Can constant physical abuse causes regression in children?

Can constant physical abuse causes regression in children?

Yes indeed!: This is a sad reflection on parenthood. It is, however a complex issue that is not easily solved. ...Read more

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Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

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 more

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Is repetitive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Is repetitive behavior a sign of mental illness?

It may be,: Depending on the age of the person and what the behavior is. ...Read more

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Could bipolar cause any forms of child abuse?

Could bipolar cause any forms of child abuse?

Bipolar Disorder: Does not cause child abuse. But, when someone is severely depressed or manic they may neglect children's needs or lack impulse control or feel more aggressive. So it could be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of emotional disturbance in adolescence?

What are the causes of emotional disturbance in adolescence?

Varied...: Emotional disturbance in anyone can be caused by a variety of factors including situational, biological/hormonal, etc. Consultation with the teen's physician, teachers, and/or a counselor can help determine what might be underlying the symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of depression, thoughts of suicide and abnormal sleeping patterns?

What could be the cause of depression, thoughts of suicide and abnormal sleeping patterns?

Depression: Clinical Depression can encompass the symptoms of suicidal thoughts, sleep disturbances and depressed mood. Active suicidal thoughts with plan warrant emergency room evaluation. Psychiatric admission is sometimes indicated if risk is high. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy associated with a violent behavior?

Is epilepsy associated with a violent behavior?

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

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Which sort of behaviour patterns can indicate problems such as substance abuse?

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

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What kinds of behavior cause eye damage?

What kinds of behavior cause eye damage?

Smoking: Smoking, and exposure to ultraviolet light (sunlight) are 2 pretty harmful behaviors! ...Read more

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My child has:decreased REM sleep & frequent wakings, migrational abnormality in brain that causes seizures, & behavioral probs.Is all of this connected?

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 more

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