Top
20
Doctor insights on: How To Control Impulsive Behavior

Share
1

1
How doctors control self-injurious behavior?

How doctors control self-injurious behavior?

Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails you, and what cutting means to you as well as anything else that may be going on. Then get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help with the emotional issues behind cutting. Do it today. ...Read more

Impulsive (Definition)

An action that is enacted without any consideration to consequence ...Read more


2

2
How to suppress aggressive behavior?

How to suppress aggressive behavior?

Need a workuo: Aggressive behavior has many possible causes--need to figure out causes in order to treat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How do compulsive and impulsive behavior differ?

How do compulsive and impulsive behavior differ?

Compulsive behaviors: Are repetitive, performed according to certain rules or in a stereotypical fashion; a tendency to repeat the same, often purposeless acts; with sense of having to do it. Impulsive behaviors are performed with little forethought and without regards to consequences, driven by the desire to obtain pleasure, gratification or arousal. Both involve brain function and may occur in same person. ...Read more

4

4
How to stop maladaptive daydreaming?

Live a full life.: Live a life that is full of meaningful activities and interactions with others and you will simply have little time left over for maladaptive day dreaming. Take care. ...Read more

5

5
How to control a sexual mood?

How to control a sexual mood?

Why do you ask?: You're a man, and every young man would like to be able to turn his libido on and off at will. It doesn't work like that, Tom. Despite all your logic, reason, and perhaps "spiritual upbringing", there will be times you will need to have an ejaculation by any means. Do what you need to, and maybe think about the person you'll hopefully marry while you're doing it. Try to find real love. Cheers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
If we get angry how to control our emotion or our behaviors?

If we get angry how to control our emotion or our behaviors?

Try DBT Skills: Look up dbtherapy. It suggests that we can regulate our emotions best when we reduce our emotional vulnerability=take good care of ourselves (health, diet, avoid alcohol/drugs, sleep, and exercise). Also look into skill distress tolerance= 1.Distract yourself, 2. Self-soothing, 3. Improving the moment, 4. Focusing on pros and cons. 1 important skill you already have is labeling your emotions. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How to control anxiety?

How to control anxiety?

First: BREATHE: When anxious, the first thing to do is BREATHE slowly and fully -- allowing your belly to expand with your in-breath, and go back down when you exhale. You can breathe in to the count of 4, hold your breath for 7 counts, and breathe out to the count of 8. Do this 4-6 times for 1 round. You might practice multiple times/day. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for eval & treatment can help also. ...Read more

8

8
How to control my sexual frustration?

How to control my sexual frustration?

Quantity? Quality?: R u seeking more sex? This gives u a chance 2 b self-sufficient...2take care of urself. If u haven't many ways 2do this, it gives u chance 2explore & learn more. R u seeking more *satisfying* sexual experiences w/ ur partner (or partners)? Finding ways 2communicate 2them what feels good = big key. Like dancing, u'll want 2 find music & steps both like, ask/seek feedback, & practice getting in sync ...Read more

9

9
How does impulsive behavior effect people you love?

How does impulsive behavior effect people you love?

Many ways: Impulsive behaviors can get us into a lot of problems. Can ruin relationships, alienate us from those we love, cause us legal, social, financial and other problems and the list goes on and on. ...Read more

11

11
How to help autistic people learn appropriate behavior?

How to help autistic people learn appropriate behavior?

Multi-dimensional Rx: Autism manifests in various forms, probably has various causes, & is extremely complex to treat. Behavioral & social interventions are important, & increasingly psychoactive medications play an important role. These meds need be carefully selected & titrated for the individual, possibly addressing such features as anxiety, anger, mood, hyperactivity, etc. See a true expert& get the right rx. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Dr.
4 doctors agreed:
12

12
How to control parkinsonism?

Dr. Dr.
4 doctors agreed:

Parkinsonism: There is no cure for PD, and no treatment prevents the disease from progressing. However, treatments can usually ease symptoms. Consult your doctor . http://patient.info/health/parkinsons-disease-leaflet ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How to control excessive useless thoughts in mind? How to control thought process? Is there any mental exercise ?

How to control excessive useless thoughts in mind? How to control thought process?  Is there any mental exercise ?

Meditation: Meditation is the best mental exercise to control one's thought process. I find it ironic that you in india are asking a doctor in the us this, when the art & science of meditation is so highly developed in india! there are many varieties of meditation. Here are some basic instructions: http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/stress-management/how-to-get-started-with-meditation.Htm see comment:. ...Read more

14

14
How is reckless behavior linked to depression and anxiety ?

How is reckless behavior linked to depression and anxiety ?

Distantly: Reckless behavior -- acting in a way which could cause harm -- may be a symptom of mania. The link to depression would occur in those with manic-depressive illness (bipolar disorder). There is no obvious link to anxiety except as a co-existing symptom. ...Read more

15

15
How can you stop your addictive sexual behavior?

How can you stop your addictive sexual behavior?

Sex addiction: Sexual addiction has many components similar to other addictions. A good psychological intake is helpful to determine underlying components of the addiction, consider medication to help with symptoms of depression, anxiety, ocd, etc., and then find a support group such as sexaholics anonymous (sa) or sex and love addicts anonymous (slaa). Also individual and group psychotherapy are helpful. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How to control stress/anxiety?

How to control stress/anxiety?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How is reckless behavior linked to anxiety ?

Anxiety causes: The fight or flight reaction, which can be viewed as reckless if you run into traffic or become violent with someone twice your size! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
18

18
How can I control self harm compulsions?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
How can I control self harm compulsions?

Self-harm: Habitual self-harm can be one of features of borderline personality disorder where there is identity diffusion & the act is resorted to in attempt to enlist feeling of temporary relief of discomfort that results from painful traumatic memories. Consult a therapist who specializes with dialectical behavior therapy. Also, treating underlying mood disorder helps. ...Read more

19

19
How can you stop anorexic behavior?

How can you stop anorexic behavior?

See a specialist: There are a lot of specialists in anorexia. They can work with you from a variety of perspectives like behavior therapy and/or cognitive therapy. Reading is also valuable. There are great books out there on anorexia and learning to manage the disorder and behavior, like decoding anorexia: how breakthroughs in science offer hope for eating disorders. ...Read more