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What causes intermittent dilated pupils with behavior problems in child?

What causes intermittent dilated pupils with behavior problems in child?

Emotions: Pupil dilation can be caused by an emotional state or arousal. There are also many drugs that can result in changes in pupils and then the same drugs are the cause of the behavior change. Consider a urine test to look for drug behavior changes. ...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


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What doctors can help with behavior problems in children?

What doctors can help with behavior problems in children?

Pediatrician: A good place to start is with your pediatrician who usually has years of experience and advice as to where to start and what to do. For more seroious problems, a child therapist. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can Azelastine drops cause eyes to dilate? I have had problems with this before with different drops and just want to make sure before I try these...

Can Azelastine drops cause eyes to dilate? I have had problems with this before with different drops and just want to make sure before I try these...

Possible sideeffects: Azelastine may cause many side effects including eye burning or stinging, bitter taste, headaches, bitter taste, blurred vision, eye pain, excessive tiredness, sore throat and difficulty breathing. Other side effects are also possible. If you have any persistent and serious side effects you should call a doctor or go to a clinic immediately when using these drops. ...Read more

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I had my eyes dilated 3 days ago. Vision returned to normal after 24 hrs but my pupils are still dilated and sensitive to light. Is there a problem?

I had my eyes dilated 3 days ago. Vision returned to normal after 24 hrs but my pupils are still dilated and sensitive to light. Is there a problem?

Not likely!: Depending on the dilating agent used, it can last from 4 hours to over a week! The pupil dilation is one part and the inability to focus a separate part. People with light colored eyes can have the pupil dilation last for much longer period of time. Next time you see the eye doctor ask then to only use tropicamide once (no need for a second drop or a second application). ...Read more

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Dilated eye exam: 20/20 vision, no problems but floaters. Is 30's young for floaters? Why noticing them suddenly? Can body reabsorb debris? Worried!

Dilated eye exam: 20/20 vision, no problems but floaters. Is 30's young for floaters? Why noticing them suddenly? Can body reabsorb debris? Worried!

Should be examined: Floaters can be a sign of a retinal tear, especially if they are numerous, associated with flashing lights, and noticed suddenly. If untreated, this can progress to a retinal detachment. When these symptoms are present, a prompt dilated eye exam is recommended to look for a retinal tear or retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Could whiplash type dance injury to neck cause eye floaters 10 months later? Dilated eye exam determined no retinal tear, no problems but floaters.

Could whiplash type dance injury to neck cause eye floaters 10 months later? Dilated eye exam determined no retinal tear, no problems but floaters.

Also: You might consider seeing a neurologist for other causes, such as delayed vascular injury in your neck or a traumatic aneurysm or fistula. ...Read more

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I have a permenetly dilated eye (5mm), 6 weeks after retinal detachment surgery taht included a scleral buckle and an oil filled vitretcomy. Do buckles cause this problem?

I have a permenetly dilated eye (5mm), 6 weeks after retinal detachment surgery taht included a scleral buckle and an oil filled vitretcomy. Do buckles cause this problem?

Nerve injury: The permanently dilated pupil could be from injury to the postganglionic parasympathetic fibers in the short ciliary nerves. If endolaser treatment was used along with the scleral buckle, it could cause such an injury. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

Behavior problems Dx: Thorough history, both individual & family, observation, behavior check lists, psychological testing, response to treatment & progress over time. ...Read more

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Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

It can: When a person is psychotic, he or she may become out of touch with reality. A person who is hallucinating and hearing voices, for example, may talk to him or herself. A person with paranoid delusions may build a bunker to protect him or herself. I knew a patient who ran 15 miles on a highway because he said he heard a voice telling him to do it. So the answer is: absolutely. ...Read more

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With aspergers -- how do you handle behavior problems?

Aspergers: The short answer is is with very patient but assertive parenting to correct the misbehaviors and direct the patient to more constructive behavior, the details depend on how old the child is. ...Read more

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Can video games cause behavior problems?

Can video games cause behavior problems?

Yes, they can: Along with increased aggression if the games are violent, protracted use of all media (more than 2 hours/ day) is associated with obesity. Children with adhd often " hyperfocus" and do not appear to hear instructions. Games and tv at bedtime lead to delayed-onset sleep.
A fatigued child often is more "hyper" and irritable than drowsy. Turn off games and tv at least 20 minutes before bedtime. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Behavior problems?

Behavior problems: 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 and more defined question.. ...Read more

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Will crack babies have behavior problems in later years?

Will crack babies have behavior problems in later years?

Possibly.: But how they are cared for after they are born is probably more important.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12220044/. ...Read more

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Is there a diet for autistic adults with violent behavior problems which will help them feel more at ease? He is only 18 and goes through very dramatic ups and downs, we think it might be hormones.

Is there a diet for autistic adults with violent behavior problems which will help them feel more at ease? He is only 18 and goes through very dramatic ups and downs, we think it might be hormones.

Maybe: I know of a book called: special diets for special kids by lewis which may have some suggestions. In general though, the person to whom you are referring may benefit much more by seeing a board certified child psychiatrist. It may be hormones like you say, and that can be addressed as well. Here is a dvd about behavior problems: http://www. Amazon. Com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_16? Url=search-alias%3daps&fi. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old who has extreme bad behavior problems and I think he has adhd it's sooooo hardly to get him to Seattle down for bed is it ok to gi?

I have a 2 year old who has extreme bad behavior problems and I think he has adhd it's sooooo hardly to get him to Seattle down for bed is it ok to gi?

Question cut off: Your question was cut off mid sentence so it is not clear what you were asking. Two year olds are in the counter dependent stage of development and view themselves as the king/queen of the universe. You need to lean some skills that will redirect his energy & allow you to set boundaries. Your doc may know some local therapists that can teach you. This is common & workable. We try to avoid drugs. ...Read more

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Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Want to try a book?: This e-book on kindle could help right away. It's only $5.95 and you could read it in less than two hours and be able to help your child behave better right away. It's called: "parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist." good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?

What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?

It's difficult: Huntington's disease is a very horrible condition of the brain caused by an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Someone with hd can become psychotic and lose touch with reality. Here is a website which may help: www. Hdsa. Org. You should also consider maybe seeking some counseling and therapy for the entire family. ...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 2 yr old daughter is regressing in speech. She had a seizure in dec. She has behavior problems (don't listen, acts out, mean, and ignores) why?

My 2 yr old daughter is regressing in speech. She had a seizure in dec. She has behavior problems (don't listen, acts out, mean, and ignores) why?

Evaluation needed: Any kid who regresses in speech or language should be evaluated by his/her pcp/developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist. If a treatable issue can be found, care can be started immediately. Some cases will turn up worrisome diagnoses that may impact family planning & other decisions. ...Read more

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My Wife is experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment). The following also describe her: Behavior problems, Pers...she is falsifying medicad and married using her maiden name to be prescribed narcotics birth may 1st?

My Wife is experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment). The following also describe her: Behavior problems, Pers...she is falsifying medicad and married using her maiden name to be prescribed narcotics birth may 1st?

Psychotherapy: And psychiatric consultation are the mainstays of therapy. This case cannot be managed online. I suggest immediate psychiatric evaluation and removal of all narcotic medicines from the home. ER-TODAY! ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), balance problems, behavior problems, difficulty focusing, difficulty concentrating, sleepiness, loss of temper, impulsive or reckless behavior, personality changes, paranoid delusion

I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress), balance problems, behavior problems, difficulty focusing, difficulty concentrating, sleepiness, loss of temper, impulsive or reckless behavior, personality changes, paranoid delusion

Mental health sx's: If you have not had a comprehensive medical evaluation for these symptoms - that is imperative. Medical causes need to be ruled out. These symptoms are serious & of significant concern. Treatment will stem from an accurate diagnosis. Take care and have hope. ...Read more

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What to do if my eyes dilated from exam for more than 24hrs?

What to do if my eyes dilated from exam for more than 24hrs?

Call the doctor.: Call your eye doctor immediately tonight for urgent advice. If not available I would see the urgent care center nearest you for eye check and then go to eye doc office is AM. ...Read more

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I'm getting my eyes dilated and I was wondering could they get stuck dilated?

I'm getting my eyes dilated and I was wondering could they get stuck dilated?

No: Never heard of or seen that with regular dilation. Some drops can take weeks to wear off though. Causes of dilated eyes staying dilated would be trauma, inflammation, addie's tonic pupil, brain lesion, infection in the eyes, and possibly constant exposure to some chemical or something in the environment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to watch a movie after getting my eyes dilated?

Is it safe to watch a movie after getting my eyes dilated?

Absolutely: While it may be uncomfortable due to the increased sensitivity to light, no harm can come from using your eyes after dilation. You may not feel safe to drive to the movies, however, so you may want a friend to drive you! ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a persons eyes stay dilated after using cocaine?

Can someone tell me how long will a persons eyes stay dilated after using cocaine?

Depends: Cocaine is metabolized rapidly. In people who are habituated to it, the dilated pupils can be followed by constricted pupils. How long also dependent on how it is taken - smoked (crack) is fastest), inhaled a bit slower. Overall, two hours is a rough measure of how long it takes for half the drug to be gone. But urine tests are positive up to 3 days after Cocaine eye drops are used for surgery. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to dilate the eyes to get an accurate prescription for a child?

Why is it necessary to dilate the eyes to get an accurate prescription for a child?

Control: Children have very strong eye muscles for reading. When attempting to prescribe glasses, the examiner must control this muscle. To do so, we use dilating drops called cycloplegics to inactivate these muscles temporarily. The result is a more accurate examination. ...Read more

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Is it harmful at all to your eyes to have three dilated exams within weeks of each other?

Is it harmful at all to your eyes to have three dilated exams within weeks of each other?

No, if needed.: Your doctor has a reason to dilate your eyes during these follow up exams, such as reviewing an area in the retina that may have had a hemorrhage, tear, or edema. The dilated exams provide better visualization of the posterior part of your eye, where your current problem resides. Another reason may be for refractive stability for a pre lasik surgery assessment. (a cycloplegic refraction). ...Read more

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In the past 4 months my eyes were dilated 7 times is this harmful to my eyes. Is there a maximum of allowed dilations per year?

In the past 4 months my eyes were dilated 7 times is this harmful to my eyes. Is there a maximum of allowed dilations per year?

No harm: The iris naturally dilates and contracts frequently from reflex activity due to light and dark. So it is used to motion that makes it larger. Artificial dilation utilizes variants of natural pharmacology for an exaggerated dilation effect. The iris is used to this and will suffer no harm so don
t worry about this need which presumably helped your eye diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Had eyes dilated for exam. Why do my pupils still stay so big for such a long time afterwards- even after my vision returns to normal?

Had eyes dilated for exam. Why do my pupils still stay so big for such a long time afterwards- even after my vision returns to normal?

Half Life: The medications used to dilate the pupils may linger in your system and the pupils can stay dilated longer even though your vision is relatively improved as your body gets accustomed to the amount of light entering with dilated pupils. ...Read more

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If the optic nerve seen as normal and not swell without to put drops to dilate the eyes can that change if drops was used to dilate the eyes?

If the optic nerve seen as normal and not swell without to put drops to dilate the eyes can that change if drops was used to dilate the eyes?

No: If the nerve can be seen clearly without dilation, then the evaluation of the nerve is adequate. Dilating the eye just gives a better view into the back of the eye. ...Read more

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My eyes became & stayed VERY dilated for a bit while I was in bright surrounding light. It felt like my eyes were strained also. What's wrong?

My eyes became & stayed VERY dilated for a bit while I was in bright surrounding light. It felt like my eyes were strained also. What's wrong?

Zoloft: One of the medications you are on, Zoloft, is known for causing pupillary dilation and sluggish reaction to light. Do NOT stop this medication. If the side effects bother you, call your doctor to discuss it. ...Read more