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How To Control Impulsive Behavior In Adults
Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes. ...Read more
Certainly can: Concerta is a long-acting for of methylphenidate, a stimulant. Stimulants have been well studied in children and increasingly studied in adolescents and adults. They improve attention, decrease activity levels, and improve impulse control in 65-85% of those with adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one simple answer: Due to the extremes in variability in ability to communicate in this multifaceted disorder, there is no one correct way to achieve the teaching you desire to correct bad behavior. Even the premise "bad behavior" is often in the eye of the beholder. Generally one must use the most effective communication form and direct the child away from the undesirable action. There can be many strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Meds, effort: The treatment model that appears most helpful uses stimulant medication. It increases the "supervisor" part of the brain to increase vigilance and dismiss distractions before it triggers awareness and response. As the patient ages, they can become more aware of their need to stay focused. Moving away from random childhood reactivity, maturity can help them drop meds in favor of personal effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different than with adults. Chidlren with bipolar disorder tend to be more irritable, and their moods tend to be more fluctuating or mixed. There are not usually the clear cycles of mania and depression that occur more with teens and adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine him and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more
How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?
depending on age: After ruling out tactile sensory issues (hypo or hyper sensitive to touch/contact), i usually play a 'force field' game with children who continually touch, grab, or hug. Then it becomes a cue for social situations, 'remember the force field'. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends : High functioning individuals may still struggle with the skills needed to completely live independently and require additional help. If they do not live in an area that has services for adults this role may completely fall to the parents. If they are fortunate there may be supervised adult housing and vocational training that will lead to increased independence. ...Read more
NOT NECESSARILY: Many parents have a conscience and are ignorant and frustrated and don't know what to do. But it takes courage to ask for help and devulge a problem. And some abusive parents are troubled themselves or addicted to drugs or alcohol. When you speak of humans, each case has to be examined before you know the answers. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the elderly be on antipsychotics (risperidone) for years at low doses (1mg) to control behavior?
Distraction: Arguing or scolding usually ineffective better to distract & encourage appropriate behaviors. ...Read more
Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an
Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Setting no limits: Children need boundaries. When none are given, they become spoiled, angry, out of control, hating the world and everyone in it. Responding to every outburst with a calm, "no" and a reasonable punishment will reinforce there are limits/boundaries that are not to be crossed. They will learn not to do that. Calm patience and consistency is all you need. More about teaching the adult then the child. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hyperactivity : Hyperactive children have a difficult time focusing in the classroom and they benefit from movement and breaks. Exercise could help hyperactive children release energy and regain some focus for a while. All children benefit from exercise in school ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has pdd-nos is 22 will zeldox help control obsessive behaviour i.E. Texting that is harassment and likely to end up in trouble with law?
Redirection: As with most kids, trying to change what is happening at the moment by directing the child to do something different. We too often yell at kids for bad behavior, so pick your battles and save the important reprimands for major stuff. Most of the other behaviors should attempted to be changed by reinforcement of new projects or challenges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Basic hygiene lessons on hand washing after toileting, brushing teeth everyday, healthy foods, water vs soda and get out and play. Don't forget safety talks about seat belts, strangers, social media caution. Limit TV/Screen time to no more than 2 hours a day. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/healthy-habits-mothers-should-teach-kids#1 ...Read more
Why may ssris "cause suicide in teens, children or young adults"? What about this age cohort makes them different responders to ssris
Changing brain: It may be some time before we know. However, the young and adolescent brain is going through dramatic changes in is linkages/interconnections that does not occur after ~ age 25 when the brain reaches maturity. Ssri's at any dose alter neurotransmitters, and its effect on the changing brain is unpredictable even in experienced hands. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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