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Impulse Control Activities For Adults
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
The basic issue: Severe anxiety is what drives the alcoholic to drink alcohol (a potent anxiolytic). Sometimes anxiety is expressed as "control issues", and inflexibilty, and an inability to "go with the flow". Anxiety has been shown to run in families. So, the answer is yes. If you live with someone who suffers from alcoholism, get to al-anon, or go to aa meetings that are "open meetings". ...Read more
Therapy: Is a start. You could also check out dale carnegie courses or toastmasters in your area. ...Read more
Is there a higher incidence of shopping addiction in people who are learning disabled with impulse control issues?
Can the elderly be on antipsychotics (risperidone) for years at low doses (1mg) to control behavior?
Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
No: Although seem people use caffeine (as pills or in food or drink), no over-the-counter medications have been shown to be effective for treating adhd. Some parents notice that their children are less symptomatic when ill and taking cough syrup, but that is general sedation and illness, not treatment of adhd specifically. ...Read moreSee 3 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
Abilify (aripiprazole) for children? I have 8 & 10 year old sons. They are both diagnosed odd. Lots of aggression, no self coping or impulse control. Affecting fam
For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?
ADD in adults: To better control ADD symptoms as an adult, besides medicines, diet and physical activity, u should also: Ensure proper sleep; Work on time management skills (to prevent frustration for not completing tasks); Develop a network of supportive people; and work on personal relationships (quality rather than quantity is imp) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ADHD starts at 7: In order to diagnose adhd you need "d. There must be clear evidence of clinical significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning." a preschooler can't provide evidence of impairment of academic or occupational functioning. Social impairment would most likely get the diagnosis of autism. ...Read more
Has anyone been able to control their moderate social anxiety / obsessive compulsive behavior with no drugs?
Treatment Options: Social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder respond well to cognitive-behavioral therapy. Some patients can achieve 100% remission of their symptoms. Check with your physician or your local mental health association for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in the non-psychopharmacologic treatment of these conditions. ...Read more
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
Swimming: If asthma is controlled, then all physical activities should be considered possible. However, exercising in cold, dry air may trigger exercise-induced bronchoconstriction or asthma; this includes skiing, ice skating, hockey, etc. Exercising in warm, humid air may be better tolerated; that's where the swimming comes in. ...Read more
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
To get tested: To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more. Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an addiction or disorder for people who watch anime excessively or play video games frequently? Watching free stream anime online 6-12 hours every day even digging into hentai for the absence of intimacy. And online using video games for social n
Yes: Online addictions, whether for action games, online porn, chatrooms or many other activities can be serious and damaging to quality of life. Many addiction programs have now started special programs for those with these kinds of problems (called 'process' addictions). They sometimes reflect another underlying psychiatric problem, sometimes not. See an addiction specialist (aaap.Org or asam.Org). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ADHD and biplr 2. Strattera (atomoxetine) was great for sustained attention and reading. Does intuniv have that affect or more for hyperactivity n impul?
Both medications : help keep the neurochemical norepinephrine circulating in the part of the brain that sustains attention & inhibits behavior. The underlying physiologic changes that impact brain function are the same in all types of ADHD. After 4-6 wks., you may notice that you feel more " mellow". Drowsiness can occur for a few days after each dose change during initial titration. ...Read more
What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd? I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety
You may have both: The sx of adhd and ptsd may overlap. Especially in the details of easy distractabilty and poor memory. You should see a counselor for your ptsd symptoms but you should get some comprehensive psychological testing to determine if you have both or the one diagnosis ater this you may or may not want to add medication to the counseling. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Sometimes: "impulsive behavior disorder" is not an official diagnosis. But Depakote is sometimes used for impulsivity associated with bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. If the impulsivity is part of adhd, Depakote would not be a typical treatment. ...Read more
Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.
Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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