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What doctors can help with behavior problems in children?

What doctors can help with behavior problems in  children?

Pediatrician: A good place to start is with your pediatrician who usually has years of experience and advice as to where to start and what to do. For more seroious problems, a child therapist. ...Read more

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Behavior Problems (Definition)

Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts..Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other behaviorally based treatments like Reward and Punishment. Behavioral problems can occur for many different reasons..Medical or Psychological and can happen with children and adults. Please ask ...Read more


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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

Behavior problems Dx: Thorough history, both individual & family, observation, behavior check lists, psychological testing, response to treatment & progress over time. ...Read more

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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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With aspergers -- how do you handle behavior problems?

Aspergers: The short answer is is with very patient but assertive parenting to correct the misbehaviors and direct the patient to more constructive behavior, the details depend on how old the child is. ...Read more

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Can video games cause behavior problems?

Can video games cause behavior problems?

Yes, they can: Along with increased aggression if the games are violent, protracted use of all media (more than 2 hours/ day) is associated with obesity. Children with adhd often " hyperfocus" and do not appear to hear instructions. Games and tv at bedtime lead to delayed-onset sleep. A fatigued child often is more "hyper" and irritable than drowsy. Turn off games and tv at least 20 minutes before bedtime. ...Read more

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Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Want to try a book?: This e-book on kindle could help right away. It's only $5.95 and you could read it in less than two hours and be able to help your child behave better right away. It's called: "parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist." good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Behavior problems?

Behavior problems: Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts..Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other behaviorally based treatments like Reward and Punishment. Behavioral problems can occur for many different reasons..Medical or Psychological and can happen with children and adults. Please ask and more defined question.. ...Read more

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What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?

What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?

It's difficult: Huntington's disease is a very horrible condition of the brain caused by an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Someone with hd can become psychotic and lose touch with reality. Here is a website which may help: www.Hdsa.Org. You should also consider maybe seeking some counseling and therapy for the entire family. ...Read more

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Will crack babies have behavior problems in later years?

Will crack babies have behavior problems in later years?

Possibly.: But how they are cared for after they are born is probably more important. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12220044/. ...Read more

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Is there a diet for autistic adults with violent behavior problems which will help them feel more at ease? He is only 18 and goes through very dramatic ups and downs, we think it might be hormones.

Is there a diet for autistic adults with violent behavior problems which will help them feel more at ease? He is  only 18 and goes  through very dramatic ups and downs, we think it might be hormones.

Maybe: I know of a book called: special diets for special kids by lewis which may have some suggestions. In general though, the person to whom you are referring may benefit much more by seeing a board certified child psychiatrist. It may be hormones like you say, and that can be addressed as well. Here is a dvd about behavior problems: http://www.Amazon.Com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_16?Url=search-alias%3daps&fi. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent dilated pupils with behavior problems in child?

What causes intermittent dilated pupils with behavior problems in child?

Emotions: Pupil dilation can be caused by an emotional state or arousal. There are also many drugs that can result in changes in pupils and then the same drugs are the cause of the behavior change. Consider a urine test to look for drug behavior changes. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old who has extreme bad behavior problems and I think he has adhd it's sooooo hardly to get him to Seattle down for bed is it ok to gi?

I have a 2 year old who has extreme bad behavior problems and I think he has adhd it's sooooo hardly to get him to Seattle down for bed is it ok to gi?

Question cut off: Your question was cut off mid sentence so it is not clear what you were asking. Two year olds are in the counter dependent stage of development and view themselves as the king/queen of the universe. You need to lean some skills that will redirect his energy & allow you to set boundaries. Your doc may know some local therapists that can teach you. This is common & workable.We try to avoid drugs. ...Read more

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I am experiencing behavior problems. My moods change very easy, I zone out and draw pictures of what I see! My hands shake and I get very angry.

I am experiencing  behavior problems. My moods change very easy, I zone out and draw pictures of what I see! My hands shake and I get very angry.

Ask for help: The teen years are hard on everyone but are often when significant but treatable emotional problems emerge. If a minor issue you need to learn more effective coping skills. If more intense, you may need that & more intensive help. Ask your family to get you set up with a life coach/therapist. They can start the process & determine if you need more. Do the work and life can get better.Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old daughter is regressing in speech. She had a seizure in dec. She has behavior problems (don't listen, acts out, mean, and ignores) why?

My 2 yr old daughter is regressing in speech. She had a seizure in dec. She has behavior problems (don't listen, acts out, mean, and ignores) why?

Evaluation needed: Any kid who regresses in speech or language should be evaluated by his/her pcp/developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist. If a treatable issue can be found, care can be started immediately. Some cases will turn up worrisome diagnoses that may impact family planning & other decisions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have behavioral problem?

What does it mean if I have behavioral problem?

General term: 'behavior' is basically what people do; behavioral problems would be things people do that cause problems. The term is general, not just medical-- examples might be getting into fights, arguing, breaking rules, yelling back at parents, doing drugs, driving recklessly... And actions at odds with rules of normal society. Behav probs might suggest psych problems- depression, anxiety, add, etc. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have behavioral problem?

How about: Neither "good" nor "bad", but rather is it working for you. If not, get some help to change it. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get behavioral problem?

How common is it for somebody to get behavioral problem?

Very: Since 'behavior' defines all that we do, any problem related to our actions can be considered a 'behavioral problem.' the term is generally used to refer to repeated behaviors, even when the negative consequences make it clear that the behavior causes anger or stress in others, or reduces the freedom of the patient. It depends on who sets the rules - a strict parent may see more 'problems!'. ...Read more