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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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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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Are behavioural disorders such as ADHD caused biologically or dur to ones environmental factors?

Are behavioural disorders such as ADHD caused biologically or dur to ones environmental factors?

More complicated: Adhd is considered a neurodevelopmental/neurobehavioral disorder. This implies some inherent neurologic abnormalities that are genetic but environment can have a large influence. Poor sleep, dysfunctional family dynamics, poor diet, lack of physical activity and overuse of electronics will exacerbate. In some children addressing these factors may be all that is needed while others may need meds. ...Read more

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Define the term mental functional disorders?

Define the term mental functional disorders?

Functional disorders: "functional" disorders is a vague term used to describe certain persistent symptoms for which no other organic or pathologic cause can be found. One example, would be in some one who has chronic headaches or abdominal pain, and has had a full set of testing and evaluation procedures, with no diagnosis. Other more unusual symptoms include: paralysis, pseudo-seizures, certain tics, vomiting, etc. ...Read more

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What is a functional behavior assessment like?

What is a functional behavior assessment like?

In a natural setting: Usually at school, a bcba or behavioral specialist observes a maladaptive behavior to determine its antecedent & its consequence e.g., teacher response. (a, b, c) in this way, a plan can be made for either altering the situation that precipitates the behavior or change the consequence of the behavior so that it is extinguished after a brief "extinction burst" or escalation of the behavior. ...Read more

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How do organic and functional disorders differ?

Organic v functional: I'm not sure exactly what you mean. In functional medicine we are looking for the root causes of what a person is experiencing. ...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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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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Are functional disorders in my head?

Are functional disorders in my head?

Functional DO's: Functional does not mean "it's all in your head". It simply means lack of organic etiology to explain symptoms. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can someone with conversion/functional disorder due to tramatic life experiences ever be cured and live a normal life?

Can someone with conversion/functional disorder due to tramatic life experiences ever be cured and live a normal life?

What is Normal?: Yes, a happy and productive life is possible after trauma expressed in conversion and functional disorders. There is a wide range in what we consider "normal" but the ability to live in relative emotional comfort and be able to function is a key concept. Please see a mental health professional. Clinical hypnosis is very helpful w/conversion disorders and trauma. See www. Asch. Net for referrals ...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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Can OCD behaviors be symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Can OCD behaviors be symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

No: I am not aware of any direct connection between the two two relatively common conditions can coexist. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Can you please describe the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Psychiatry: Sometimes for example
low thyroid can present as tiredness, fatigue, weakness, dry hair, constipation, depression etc
insomnia could indicate psychiatric illness up to 40 % of the time
any physical or psychiatric symptoms causing distress need a medical and psychiatric evaluation. ...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

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What exactly is antisocial personality disorder? What are the behaviors the person must have?

What exactly is antisocial personality disorder? What are the behaviors the person must have?

Nature vs nurture: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/antisocial-personality-disorder/ds00829

it is a longstanding, lifelong pattern of maladaptive personality traits. There is disagreement as to whether this disorder has genetic predisposition, or if it develops as a result of developmental maladjustments.
Persons are generally high functioning and do not necessarily suffer from a primary mood or thought disorder. ...Read more