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Diabetes And Aggressive Behavior
Aggressive: Most head and neck cancer are relatively aggressive. They can cause symptoms earl and if not treated early can lead to significant decrements in quality of life and a significantly shortened life span. In general any cancer should be considered life threatening regardless of whether it grows fast or slow; it's ability to spread is what makes it dangerous. ...Read more
Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for ...Read more
Interaction style: Passive/aggressive behavior is a way some react when asked to do something they do not really like but believe they cannot outright refuse to do. Instead, they have a negative attitude, "forget" to carry out tasks, or make careless mistakes. They often are critical of authority & alternate between outright hostility & contrition. If chronic, it is called passive-aggressive personality disorder. ...Read more
If the behavior manifests itself in self-destructive/sabotage behaviors and should it be treated w/ some form of behavioral therapy?
Possibly: There are many more possible ways to address self-destructive behaviors than your question considers. However, dialectical behavioral therapy is one form of treatment which can help. It combines mindfulness skills with cognitive behavioral therapy. Understanding the drivers of these behaviors is important also, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: There is a diagnosis called "chemobrain". It's a real change in memory, concentration, and cognitive ability as a result of chemotherapy. No one really understands the causes, but it's likely due to the toxic effects of chemotherapy on nervous system tissue. It usually improves with time. Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't exist. It does, it's just hard to measure! ...Read more
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
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
No: Lots of changes over the decades include more eating out, less exercise, more screen time, targeted advertisements for junk food to children, less healthy food happens to also be cheaper. Both parents working so that someone isn't necessarily cooking at home, so more prepared foods are purchased for convenience. Serving size increases and availability of sugared drinks in larger containers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is passive aggressive behavior associated with any psychiatric disorders? Also, is such behavior associated with any long term health risks?
Good question: In dsm-iv it was personality disorder unless part of maj depression or dysthymia. Millon divides it into 4 types. Vacillating, discontented, circuitous ; abrasive when part of other troubled personalities. It is a style, not a disease. Long-term health risks would seem to be difficulty utilizing medical care well in addition to poor relationships with most other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Love and Education: One of my favorite writers on this topic is dr. James gilligan. His studies of the rehabilitation of violent criminals has shown that re-humanizing people with love, respect, and education has been effective in stemming aggressive behavior among violent offenders. By contrast, degradation, humiliation, intimidation, and threats tend to increase violence. ...Read more
Not all do: Depression is twice as common in people with diabetes than in the general population, but aggressive behavior is not. Some symptoms of depression may make diabetes worse -- like not caring about one's self enough to check blood glucose levels, eat healthy foods, or use the right Insulin or medication doses. Metabolic imbalance can cause mental status changes, but not usually aggression. ...Read more
My daughter age 11 emotion always aggresive and upset. Learning slow and talkative. Possible brain lack of certain nutrition?We always trying help her
Talk to your doctor: Your daughter may need a referral to a mental health provider or a neurologist. If she has a delay in her development- difficulty with learning- she may need an individual education plan. Your doctor can help coordinate care between the specialists, her school, and her regular check ups. Getting help now can make a big difference for her leading a happy, healthy life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some good parenting techniques for working with a child with severe emotional and aggressive behavioral problems?
Behavior probs: I have published a book on kindle which provides guidance to parents with children who have behavior problems. It is called: parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist and sells for only $5.95. The book may help you to help your child's behavior. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Taking 200mg of citalopram while drinking alcohol is it possible to show aggressive or violent behavior? Also displaying confusion and panic behavior?
Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CBT: Worth the effort. Can take months, but depends on your investment in tx. ...Read more
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