Doctor insights on:
Functional Behavioral Disorder
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
Yes.: By their nature, functional disorders are those that involve a physiological impairment but yet have no known medical/physiological basis. Those disorders that arr truly psychological can be treated through therapeutic interventions. However, those that are later determined to have an organic cause need to also be treated by a medical professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?
Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?
All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more
ASPD: The concept of antisocial personality disorder has changed in history, and there was first described in greece as the unscrupulous man. The work of many researchers has been base for the current description in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders used in practice nowadays. The topic is incredibly interesting, wide and controversial. I recommend you a bibliographic search. ...Read more
It can't : CBT is the treatment of choice for several conditions ( like complex PTSD ) and a terrific adjunctive therapy for those with many types of bipolar disease. The key to treatment of bipolar disorders is mood stabilization which often requires medications . The exception that comes to mind is seasonal affective disorder which responds to light therapy ( along with CBT ) ...Read more
Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?
It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Conduct Disorder: Conduct disorder occurs in childhood and adolescence. It involves long-term (chronic) behavior problems like defiant, impulsive behavior; drug use; truancy before age 13; and criminal activity. It can be associated w/addiction in the parents, child abuse, family conflict, poverty, etc. Untreated or treated unsuccessfully, kids with this may go on to develop antisocial pd after age 18. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?
No.: It is not a mental illness but a developmental disorder. When a child grows with this disorder and not discovered early, they may have some behavioral problems which can be considered a mental illness. ...Read more
Great Question: Ptsd falls under the class of anxiety disorders. It is interesting that you asked if it is a behavioral disorder. I treat primarily complex ptsd. My combat ptsd patients have hyper-responsive fight or flight reactions. Irritability, high levels of anger & aggression can be very problematic. Ptsd is a destroyer of marriages & families. Road rage & violence when dissociated are major issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Online cognitive: Gosh, never heard of such a combination? Cognitive test makes sense, but be wary of online tests. In most states psychological testing must be done by a licensed psychologist, and this provides legal confidentiality. For general discussion see http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/internetpsychotherapyethics.Asp. ...Read more
Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more
PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more
Criteria for ADHD,: A neurodevelopmental disorder, define it as chronic & brain-based. It harmfully impacts a person's functioning in at least 2 settings ( home & school/work). Often with executive function (taking in, processing, organizing, storing & retrieving information) deficits, it can impact learning, behavior, academics/work, & peer interaction.Management = medications + behavior therapy + structure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possible not likely: Antisocial personality disorder implies an intentional disregard for right and wrong as well as the feelings of others. There is purposeful manipulation of situations to serve their needs and complete indifference to their difficulty of others. Those with pdd-nos may not be social and may seem to not be empathetic to others and to only be concerned about self but not truly intentional. ...Read more
There is overlap: Research has found few differences between the kinds of symptoms that people with sad and apd have. Because of the similarities between sad and apd, people are often diagnosed as having both disorders. Like sad, the central fear of people with apd is rejection, ridicule and humiliation by others. However, people with apd tend to have a broader range of symptoms, and the symptoms tend to be more se. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Functional disorders
- Treatments for functional disorder
- Cause of functional disorders
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Functional disorders signs
- Functional disorders medication
- When is a functional behavioral assessment done on a child
- Both functional and organic mental disorders
- Functional disorders