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My 7 yr/dd has dysthymia, adhd, & disruptive behavior disorder & throws outrageous tantrums that last 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. How do I handle these rages?

My 7 yr/dd has dysthymia, adhd, & disruptive behavior disorder & throws outrageous tantrums that last 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. How do I handle these rages?

A Complex Problem -: However, my first suggestion would be to seek the consultation of a board certified child psychiatrist. It sounds as if behavioral techniques would be ineffective without concomitant psychopharmacology. Once the tantrums begin to recede, you can add psychotherapeutic interventions in order to help your child learn to cope with his feelings. ...Read more

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My 7 yr/dd has dysthymia, adhd, & disruptive behavior disorder & throws outrageous tantrums that last 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. How do I handle these rages?

A Complex Problem -: However, my first suggestion would be to seek the consultation of a board certified child psychiatrist. It sounds as if behavioral techniques would be ineffective without concomitant psychopharmacology. Once the tantrums begin to recede, you can add psychotherapeutic interventions in order to help your child learn to cope with his feelings. ...Read more

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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Body dysmorphic disorder includes what sort of behaviors?

Body dysmorphic disorder includes what sort of behaviors?

Examples below:: Preoccupation with your physical appearance. Strong belief that you have an abnormality or defect in your appearance that makes you ugly. Frequent examination of yourself in the mirror or, conversely, avoidance of mirrors altogether. Belief that others take special notice of your appearance in a negative way. The need to seek reassurance about your appearance from others. Excessive grooming. ...Read more

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What are the behaviors associated with personality disorders?

What are the behaviors associated with personality disorders?

Too many to list: Since there are 10 recognized personality disorders and many others that are "not otherwise specified, " it is impossible to fully list the behaviors associated with them. The behavior, considered abnormal for a person's culture, is shown in thinking, emotional responses, interpersonal functioning, and impulse control. These disorders cause a lot of distress or impairment in functioning. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure that your child's evaluations are updated
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Meet with a psychologist
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If applicable, join a special education organization for parents
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How would you know if someone has antisocial behavior disorder?

How would you know if someone has antisocial behavior disorder?

Disregard for others: I'm wondering if you mean antisocial personality disorder. If a person has this, they would show a long standing pattern of anti-social attitudes and behaviors, including some of these: 1) lack of guilt, remorse, and care towards others; 2) minimal consideration of social norms and rules; 3) few close relationships; 4) trouble dealing with frustration and anger; and 5) a tendency to blame others. ...Read more

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Go to cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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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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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure your OCD is not a possible side effect of any of your medications
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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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Is the diagnose of autism always accurate in a child, or do many other disorders cause autism behaviors?

Is the diagnose of autism always accurate in a child, or do many other disorders cause autism behaviors?

Requires expertise: Autism can present in many forms, and other disorders can have elements that can be mistaken for it. Age also is important: 2 or 3 yo children present much differently than older ones or adolescents. No behaviors associated with autism occur only with autism. Experts look at the total picture, both how development is going and what impairments are present. So, far no biological tests. ...Read more

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Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (Checklist)

Buy a white light box, and use it daily
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Stick to a strict sleep schedule
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Keep a regular schedule
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Keep in touch with your friends and family members
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What is paranoid behavior disorder?

What is paranoid behavior disorder?

Suspiciousness: Paranoia can be mild to severe and can be a symptom of a mental disorder. There can be a distrust and suspiciousness of others or delusions that someone is intending harm to oneself. Paranoia can also be an unwanted side effect of marijuana intoxication. Paranoia can influence a person to behave as if the suspicions or delusions are true. Such behaviors might not be appropriate to the situation. ...Read more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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What exactly is paranoid behavior disorder?

What exactly is paranoid behavior disorder?

Paranoid means...: There are different psychiatric disorders where one has paranoid symptoms. There are paranoid thoughts, behaviors, delusions and moods. A paranoid person feels unsafe. Has thoughts or convictions or delusions that others are watching, spying, following or eaves dropping, and planning to hurt or kill him/her. Paranoid behavior may consist of hiding from others, wearing dark glasses in public. ...Read more

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In your expert opinion, is alcoholism a patterned behavior or a legitimate disease?

In your expert opinion, is alcoholism a patterned behavior or a legitimate disease?

Definitely a disease: Alcoholics don't look or feel ill until almost dead, but strong genetic component: those w/ genetic family history far more likely to become alcoholic even if not raised around it. See kathleen w fitzgerald's 1988 book "alcoholism: the genetic inheritance." also, for brain science re this, see the video "pleasure unwoven, " available from www. Instituteforaddictionstudy. Com or watch it on youtube. ...Read more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
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Consider eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as a form of treatment, and discuss it with a therapist
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Learn relaxation techniques that will help you when flashbacks occur
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Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Yes: Yes, impulsivity is commonly present in adhd, but remember we all could be impulsive at times, the behavior has to be present for a while and be severe enough to cause impairement, ie work, love/live relations, school etc. ...Read more

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Why would a paraphilia be a behavior disorder?

Why would a paraphilia be a behavior disorder?

Paraphilla: We look for the following to determine if something is abnormal.
Distress - the person (or people around the person) must be experiencing some type distress.
Dysfunction - the behavior has to be causing some dysfunction in everyday life (not working, poor relationships).
Deviance - generally, behavior must be considered not normal for population

most paraphilias meet this set of parameters. ...Read more

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What kind of behavior is an organic personality disorder?

What kind of behavior is an organic personality disorder?

Yes: This is an older term. It refers to a situation in which someone has had an insult to the brain (i.e., infection or physical trauma). This results in personality characteristics changing - most often being an exaggerated representation of previously dominate traits. ...Read more

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Why would a paraphilia be considered a behavior disorder?

Paraphilla: We look for the following to determine if something is abnormal.
Distress - the person (or people around the person) must be experiencing some type distress.
Dysfunction - the behavior has to be causing some dysfunction in everyday life (not working, poor relationships).
Deviance - generally, behavior must be considered not normal for population

most paraphilias meet this set of parameters. ...Read more

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Can childhood propioceptive disorder behaviors continue into adulthood?

Can childhood propioceptive disorder behaviors continue into adulthood?

Yes: Much as with attention-deficit, which was thought to not happen in adults, there is neither a biological reason, nor any evidence that sensory integration / sensory processing disorders like disorders of proprioception should vanish when one becomes an adult. Thus these disorders can definitely persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

What are “stim behaviors” and why does the person with asperger’s disorder do them?

Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it true that clumsiness is a disorder or a behavior?

Is it true that clumsiness is a disorder or a behavior?

Can be a symptom: Clumsiness could be a symptom of a neurological disorder. If a person has a medical condition which is causing damage to the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, then the person could be "clumsy" as a result of the condition. Most of the time, a person described as clumsy probably does not have a neurological condition, however. ...Read more

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Does a person surely have a mental disorder if he has odd, abnormal behavior?

Does a person surely have a mental disorder if he has odd, abnormal behavior?

Not necessarily: Everyone is different. Some people are more socialized, educated, and conforming to societal norms than others. If people display what appears to be odd or abnormal behavior there may be an explanation of it other than that they have a mental disorder. Perhaps they're eccentric. Perhaps they just like butterflies! ...Read more