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Doctor insights on: Does Being Sexually Abused Cause Juvenile Problem Behavior

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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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Is alcoholism causually linked to being sexually abused as a kid?

Is alcoholism causually linked to being sexually abused as a kid?

Possibly: There is a genetic association for alcohol problems, thus, it runs in families. It may be that who ever molested you, was a family member with a drinking problem. I would seek help to prevent more of a full blown problem with alcoholism. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone develop anxiety disorder after being sexually harassed as a child?

Yes: Very possible indeed, especially when facing sexualized situations, or seeing others, especially children in sexualized situations can heavily factor into anxiety. ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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If sexually abused at age 4-9 yrs old, by older males cause any permament damages to any nervous in that area?

If sexually abused at age 4-9 yrs old, by older males cause any permament damages to any nervous in that area?

Physical damage: I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. Depending on what specifically was done and how invasive it was, a young girl could be anatomically injured by an older male. It might be difficult at 49 to relate nerve damage to specific childhood events, but please speak with your obgyn physician about any current concerns. Please know that emotional recovery is always possible via therapy. ...Read more

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If i wasn't born with adhd, could it be impulsive behavior disorder?

If i wasn't born with adhd, could it be impulsive behavior disorder?

How do you know: If you do not have adhd? 40 yrs ago many people who had adhd were not diagnosed with adhd. Meet with a psychologist and they will help diagnose you and help decide a course of treatment. ...Read more

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What causes over being sexually abused?

What causes over being sexually abused?

Work with: An expert in treating sexual abuse. Not all psychologists or therapists have special training in the treatment of sexual abuse. Another excellent resource is 'trauma and recovery' by judith herman, md. Be well, . ...Read more

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Is it possible to have depersonalization disorder without having been abused sexually or physically previously?

Is it possible to have depersonalization disorder without having been abused sexually or physically previously?

Yes: Depersonalization can be triggered by any stress or trauma -- not only personal sexual or physical abuse. Being in an accident, etc. Drug/alcohol abuse can be a trigger. Also, it can occur with other mental health conditions like panic disorder, depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) or dissociative identity disorder (did). Abuse can also be with any of these, though. ...Read more

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Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Certainly, while the: user is high on methamphetamine or if the user has a " swiss cheese" brain from micro-strokes caused by " meth." Drug-seeking behavior can also be quite irrational. Many other examples come to mind-PCP, Cocaine, LSD..for example ...Read more

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What type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?

What type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?

Well....: Sorry, those behaviors can be seen in a number of personality disorders & are not specific for just one. ...Read more

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Is it true you can be considered insane if you have antisocial personality disorder?

Not insane: No. Antisocial personality disorder is not psychosis. Sane and insane are basically legal terms to distinguish whether a person is in touch with reality enough to know right from wrong. Individuals with antisocial personally disorder are in touch with reality enough to know right from wrong. However, they have not internalized society's moral values and are lacking in conscience and empathy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that somebody's drinking problems are caused by his shyness?

Is it possible that somebody's drinking problems are caused by his shyness?

Possible,,,unlikely: Shyness manifests in all sorts of ways, and people deal with it in many ways too, including drinking too much. However, blaming a chronic drinking problem on shyness probably misses the point. Alcoholism is a disorder, and we often look for "explanations" as a way of avoiding blame or denying there is a problem. "i'm just shy" is not an answer to why someone drinks to excess. ...Read more

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What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

Mood Problems, PTSD: The most common psychiatric problems related to a history of abuse are various mood related problems, such as depression, and anxiety-related symptoms (including full-blown ptsd). There is also an increased risk of other behavioral problems and substance abuse. ...Read more

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Is sexual arousal by some people's feet (only some) a mental illness? If so,that would mean psychotherapy could make those thoughts go away, right?

Is sexual arousal by some people's feet (only some) a mental illness? If so,that would mean psychotherapy could make those thoughts go away, right?

Feet: It is possible that sexual arousal by feet is a paraphilia as defined in the Diagnostic manual the DSM5. BUT it might not be because it is a complex diagnosis therefore you must see a psychologist or psychiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis. Be well, Dr.G ...Read more

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Gf has an eating disorder, cuts herself, and is depressed. Could these possibly be linked to being abused?

Gf has an eating disorder, cuts herself, and is depressed. Could these possibly be linked to being abused?

It's quite possible.: Don't know any particulars. But individuals who have suffered early trauma can be at risk for developing mental health problems. I very hope that she is getting good professional care to help work through these issues. ...Read more

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Does being obese as a child cause early puberty?

Does being obese as a child cause early puberty?

It depends: Overweight or obese females may enter puberty earlier. In obese males, puberty may be delayed. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder, coudl it be caused by domestic abuse, what to do?

I have bipolar disorder, coudl it be caused by domestic abuse, what to do?

Bipolar Disorder : May have been exacerbated by or trigger by domestic violence/ abuse. That does not mean it was the cause. What to do? Are you receiving help for your bipolar disorder? If not, getting mental health assistance is very important. If you are living in a home with domestic violence -if you elect to remain, then it would be very important to have a safety plan. This would allow you to leave before it. ...Read more