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Is There Was A Diagnosis For Somebody Who Is Mumbling To Himself And Has Repetitive Behaviors
Intrusive thoughts that cause me apprehension and fear. I then perform repetitive behaviors in response to these. What is wrong?
Possible OCD: You may fave obsessive compulsive disorder. You perform ritualistic behaviors to ward off certain phobic worries. Very treatable with medication and cognitive behaviorsl therapy. See your doctor. ...Read more
Culturalsignificance: The definition of "abnormal" behavior means behavior outside the norm. As far as diagnosis, I presume you are referring to mental illness. Behavior is certainly important in the diagnosis of mental illness, but thinking process, thought content, mood, and affect are important for diagnosis and are more independent of culture. Not all "abnormal" behavior results in a "diagnosis.". ...Read more
Is there a diagnosis for a child who hurts himself when he is mad and how can it be controled? He's already on meds for adhd. He hits and scrathches sel
Yes: Of course. Just like any other diagnosis, it is possible to get a second opinion from another qualified mental health professional. ...Read more
Behavoir problems: An experienced pediatrician can begin a work-up of a child with behavior problems. Depending on the severity of the issues with the child, a psychiatrist or psychologist may also need to be involved. If autism is suspected, then a developmental expert at a pediatric hospital can provide helpful information to discover why a child and family are struggling with certain behaviors. ...Read more
How common is ocular or oral HSV2? Are more people getting this diagnosis nowadays given the recent changes in sexual behavior?
Both very rare: Both are very rare and they are not increasing in frequency, as far as is known. ...Read more
I have a bipolar diagnosis, lamictal helps. I have the textbook behaviors. But how do I know for certain? What might be the sure signs for a doctor?
Complications: See your physicians to learn about the complications of poorly controlled diabetes. The more you know, the more (hopefully) you will try to change. Diabetes is the number one cause for blindness, being on dialysis and amputations. No one wants to go through life on crutches, being on dialysis and blind. ...Read more
Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read more
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
Psychiatrist: Or counselor/psychologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
New Name for Care: Behavioral health facilities are centers, clinics, or hospitals that address and treat mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. Most promote independent living in the community and aim to prevent unnecessary, restrictive institutional placements. The objective is to help these individuals to continue to be productive members of their communities. ...Read more
Applied behaviorism: Pbs involves changing situations and events (reinforcers) that people with problem behaviors experience in order to decrease problem behaviors. The approach focuses on increasing the quality of social, personal, and professional engagements in people's lives. ...Read more
It could be better: If you're disgusted with your behavior maybe you will change your behavior so you can be pleased or proud of it. Nobody's perfect, so accepting that fact can allow you to keep working to improve. If you're disgusted with yourself you might be more likely to give up trying. It takes a lot of practice to be good at something. Just get started and work on it. Don't waste energy being disgusted. ...Read more
Both, but. . .: “each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” there are lots of sayings like this one about this topic. One can't do much about what health is inherited, but one can do a great deal about health behaviors. One must learn what promotes and maintains good health, and one must act. ...Read more
I can't do school: Assignments for 16 year old's nor could this topic be covered in 400 characters or less. Mayo clinic is a marvelous resource: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/tips-for-healthy-eating/bgp-20056191. ...Read more
Not a Disorder: Regression is not a recognized mental disorder at this time. Regression usually refers to behaviors or behavior patterns that were characteristic of an earlier time in one's life. Sometimes people who have experienced traumatic events in the past are reminded of these events and begin to behave or feel like they did when the traumatic event occurred. Therapy can be helpful for this problem. ...Read more
Integrative field: "behavioral medicine is the interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation." --society of behavioral medicine. ...Read more
Never satisfied: Needy and demanding, no matter how much love or attention they get, they feel they deserve more. Can be charming if convenient for them. Arrogant and out of touch with reality. In the rare moments of reality check, they behave like victims. Envious, they feel they deserve special love and privileges. Angry at the loved ones because they are not giving them enough. Don't care about others feeling. ...Read more
Patterned Movements: "stereotyped behaviors" typically refer to repetitive, patterned movements that are usually rhythmic in nature. These are most commonly associated with autism spectrum disorders, but are sometimes seen in other disorders like tardive dyskinesia, schizophrenia and mental retardation. Examples include head banging, rocking, hand-wringing or flapping, marching in place, etc. ...Read more
Love and Education: One of my favorite writers on this topic is dr. James gilligan. His studies of the rehabilitation of violent criminals has shown that re-humanizing people with love, respect, and education has been effective in stemming aggressive behavior among violent offenders. By contrast, degradation, humiliation, intimidation, and threats tend to increase violence. ...Read more
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
Chronic pain: Behavioral medicine has been shown repeatedly to help people who have chronic pain. Some methods include visualization therapy, relaxation therapy, biofeedback and something called cognitive restructuring which seeks to alter some fixed beliefs about chronic pain. It is unfortunate that it is not used more. It takes a while to learn and sometimes insurance companies will not cover it ...Read more
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