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Doctor insights on: Key Concepts Of Behavioral Theory

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Do you believe medication is always required in cases of major depression?   if not, what 3-5 behavioral changes are key to managing depression?

Do you believe medication is always required in cases of major depression?   if not, what 3-5 behavioral changes are key to managing depression?

Depends: If you have a psychologist or therapist trained in cognitive behavior therapy (cbt), that is the first place to start. Other interventions such as diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) can help. Dr. Andrew weil's new book " spontaneous happiness" is a good resource. ...Read more

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Can you tell me ellis's a-b-c theory of dysfunctional behavior.?

Can you tell me ellis's a-b-c theory of dysfunctional behavior.?

A Functional Beha-: Vioral Assessment = observing the Antecedent of a maladaptive Behavior & its Consequence to determine both its precipitant & the reinforcing response, then teach effective ignoring with no eye contact, angry posture or talking. CONSISTENTLY IGNORED behaviors first escalate in an attempt to elicit prior negative or positive attention, then extinguish almost as quickly as they escalated. ...Read more

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Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Reward The Positive: Behavior modification theory is based on a simple idea: reward positive and ignore negative behavior. Often used in parenting children. An example: 2 children are playing side-by-side sharing their toys are verbally praised and 5 minutes is added to their play time, a third child refuses to share and is placed in a brief time-out effectively ignoring the negative behavior. Consistency is the key. ...Read more

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Why do I have childish behaviors?

Why do I have childish behaviors?

Assertiveness helps: Everyone has room for growth. If people fall back on childish behaviors that are ineffective they may be lacking coping resources (skills) that would be more effective in meeting their needs. Learning more effective alternatives to childish behavior would yield improved results. Increased assertiveness, in particular can help tremendously in allowing people to better stand up for themselves. ...Read more

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Why do I have these childish behaviors at 90?

Why do I have these childish behaviors at 90?

You choose: Starting point: what are you calling childish, what about it bothers you? Where do you do it? When? How does it serve you? Next point: what do you want from yourself instead, why do you want it? Next point: mentally rehearse new behaviors in the presence of old triggers until they become familiar to you. Your behavior isn't happening to you, but through you. Identify and choose new behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

What are the causes of my child's naughty behavior?

Belief system: We do everything for infants when they cry. This sets up a belief system that we are their servant & only exist to please them. When they begin walking we begin to ignore them, since they can get around & play. They don't like it. Acting out is an amplification of crying behavior. They do it to get noticed & get their way. Parents may find it cute & send a smile their way while saying no-this confuses. ...Read more

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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of being alarmed at my own behavior?

What could be the cause of being alarmed at my own behavior?

A problem: Since you didn't mention what your behavior was, I can assume you are either ashamed or embarrassed by it. I would start with trying to seek out some therapy or counseling for yourself to get to the bottom of the situation. It is a little difficult to comment on why you were alarmed, without knowing what happened. I think if it is important enough to post it here, that means you may need help. ...Read more

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What exactly is asd behavior?

What exactly is asd behavior?

ASD-what do U mean: Autism spectrum disorder, atrial septal defect, ? Please be more specific & use less initials when u ask questions. ...Read more

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What's the key to becoming a healthy centenarian?

What's the key to becoming a healthy centenarian?

Multiple factors: Centanarians have a few things in coomon. They are slender, socially engaged, feel they are still contributing to their community, physically active, often still working way past usual retirement age, have successful coping skills and eat and drink alcohol in moderation. Genetics play a role, but environmental and personal factors can modify even terrible genetics. ...Read more

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What are the key differences between POTS and IST?

What are the key differences between POTS and IST?

Basic differences...: POTS: Abnormally fast sinus rhythm at rest or minimal activity that accelerates beyond expectations and is out of proportion to physiologic necessity, not resulting from an explainable underlying cause. Diagnosed by exclusion. IST: Condition of orthostatic intolerance leading to abnormal increase in heart rate with change in position. Diagnosed with tilt table. ...Read more

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What are the causes to exhibiting antisocial behaviors?

What are the causes to exhibiting antisocial behaviors?

Nature & nurture: The cause of antisocial personality disorder is unknown. Inherited genetic traits probably play a role, but dysfunctional family life and circumstances / environment also appear to increase antisocial behaviors. ...Read more

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What is fading in behavior modification?

What is fading in behavior modification?

As it sounds: Fading is slowly diminishing an old behavior while introducing a new stimulus as a replacement. An example might be cutting back on cigarettes, one less per day, while adding walks when the urge to smoke hits. ...Read more

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What behavior modification techniques are there?

What behavior modification techniques are there?

Stages of Change: Professionals use behaviorism to modify human behaviors as part of a learning or treatment process. Simpler behavior modification techniques involve setting realistic goals, creating plans, and implementing them. Given a good plan, people succeed if they are able to stay in the action phase long enough. Success is continued through a maintenance/monitoring phase. See the "stages of change" chart. ...Read more

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What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

Rx for depression...: ...And anxiety. Very broadly speaking, it is group of psychotherapies that does not care whether or not, or how a person's psychological problems are related to their unconscious conflicts. Instead, this group of treatments tries to interrupt the sequence of conscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors to alleviate mental symptoms. Particularly effective for depressive and anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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What is a behavioral health facility?

What is a behavioral health facility?

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

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What is positive behavior support for?

What is positive behavior support for?

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

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Does society change behavior. But in what way?

Yes: Society has a huge influence on behavior. It can influence behavior positively or negatively. Unfortunately more examples are negatively influencing of behavior. ...Read more

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Is it wrong to be disgusted with my own behavior?

Is it wrong to be disgusted with my own behavior?

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