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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
32 doctors shared insights

Inappropriate Behavior (Overview)

Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something unwise is situation appropriate.


Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
32 doctors shared insights

Inappropriate Behavior (Overview)

Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something unwise is situation appropriate.


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How to live with a lot of inappropriate behavior in past?

How to live with a lot of inappropriate behavior in past?

Therapy: Many people who have endured difficulties in their childhood have found therapy helpful. Trying to bury the feelings or to deny them is not likely to bring about a sense of peace. In the same way, emotionally re-experiencing the trauma repeatedly as an adult can create chronic anxiety or depression. Therapy can be a helpful way of moving forward and reducing anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

Not clear: All of the ssris have been shown to be highly beneficial for treating ocd. Those available in the us are fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft), fluvoxamine (luvox), citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), and clomipramine (anafranil). Side effects vary, and sometimes one will work and aother won't, so trying several if needed is appropriate. ...Read more

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My boyfriend took an ecstacy pill once (1 small capsule, white form) last may and never again did. Is it the cause for his +paranoiaand bad behavior?

My boyfriend took an ecstacy pill once (1 small capsule, white form) last may and never again did. Is it the cause for his +paranoiaand bad behavior?

Ecstasy: What was actually in the pill your boyfriend thought was ecstasy, could have been mdma plus whatever the maker decided to put in there. Your boyfriend does not and cannot know. Ecstasy can damage serotonin receptors in the brain. I doubt this 1 pill is the complete explanation for his difficulties, and still suggest a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Ill people often abuse substances too. ...Read more

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What advice would you provide to an older person to prevent inappropriate behavior?

What advice would you provide to an older person to  prevent inappropriate behavior?

Visual aide: For older person or person who experiences conflictive deterioration, visual aide would help reminding them to engage in appropriate behavior instead of the inappropriate behavior. ...Read more

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How can I get my 8 year old evaluated properly she is not doing well on Abilify (aripiprazole) she has bad behavior issues nothing is helping her no help?

How can I get my 8 year old evaluated properly she is not doing well on Abilify (aripiprazole) she has bad behavior issues nothing is helping her no help?

Child psychiatrist: Work with your child psychiatrist. Seek a second opinion, if necessary. Behavioral interventions which involve both parents and teachers is usually necessary to successfully treat a young child with severe behavior problems. ...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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How to live with a lot of inappropriate behavior in past?

Therapy: Many people who have endured difficulties in their childhood have found therapy helpful. Trying to bury the feelings or to deny them is not likely to bring about a sense of peace. In the same way, emotionally re-experiencing the trauma repeatedly as an adult can create chronic anxiety or depression. Therapy can be a helpful way of moving forward and reducing anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Inappropriate behavior?

Inappropriate Bx: Behavior that is ineffective and typically problematic to the doer and to those around them in a specific context or situation. Talking loudly during a movie is inappropriate behavior. Talking loudly to try to get your child's attention when they are far away from you and doing something unwise is situation appropriate. ...Read more

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How to live with a lot of inappropriate behavior in past? Do I tell my kids?

How to live with a lot of inappropriate behavior in past? Do I tell my kids?

Ask yourself: Is it something that directly affects your kids or will affect them in a future? What is the purpose of you telling them --to let it out of your chest and make yourself feel better (then might be counseling is a better option). Sometime we just have to sit on things that we have done in the past -- if it bothers you seek counseling to guide through the decision-making. ...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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Dr. Kevin Passer
88 doctors shared insights

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