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Doctor insights on: Listings Of Common Behavioral Problems In Children

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Could frequent nose bleeds in children be caused by behavioral problems?

Could frequent nose bleeds in children be caused by behavioral problems?

Unlikely: The nose is covered inside by thin membranes& many capillaries that add moisture to dry air when we breathe. Conditions that irritate the nose, like pollen, dust, smoke etc.Often drive a child to rub the nose or pick it.Half awake kids often rub their face in their pillow & you find a bloody pillowcase in the morning.In 30+ yrs of treating kids, I have never heard of a behavioral disorder with this. ...Read more

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What behavioral problems are linked to a diet high in sugar?

What behavioral problems are linked to a diet high in sugar?

Increased activity/i: Many people feel that sugar triggers hyperactivity and sometimes emotional lability and/or irritability. Sometimes aggression , oppositional or off focus activity seems to escalate as well. ...Read more

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Can ADHD cause behavioral problems?

Can ADHD cause behavioral problems?

Absolutely!!: Adhd can cause more than just behavioral problems. Children with adhd can have social impairment, school failure or academic problems as well as a number of co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder. Into adulthood, speeding tickets, divorce, credit/money and/or employment problems, are just a few problems they may have. ...Read more

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Are behavioral problems the same as impulse control problems?

Are behavioral problems the same as impulse control problems?

Not the same: Impulse control disorders are included among behavioral disorders. Impulse control disorder are specific disorders described as an inability to resist impulses. Behavioral disorders refer to a broader spectrum of mental and or emotional disorders, such as psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention disorders, etc. ...Read more

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What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

What to do with a child  o f    8    years old with behavioral problems?

More Info Needed: The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice. However, if there has been a recent change in the child's behavior it's always a good idea to talk to your primary care doctor to make sure there is not some physical problem. Also, check to see if something in your environment is contributing to the behavior problems. ...Read more

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What are some techniques for working with a 9 year old child with behavioral problems?

Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. If it is longstanding but worse now because of age and size, a number of books might be a place to start. Ross greene has several related to the explosive child that are excellent. Keys are clarity, consistency, and structure with a positve tone. ...Read more

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Are there any behavioral problems caused by giving your child a cell phone at a young age?

Limit setting: The phone itself (other than cost and media time!) is not the danger. The main issues are setting limits and proper expectations. What is the phone for? Is it used as a 'treat' or a 'prize' for something he/she did... Is it an emergency only tool...A temporary distraction? These are the things to sort out before going down the slippery slope of putting 'hot' gadgets into your child's hands. ...Read more

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Delayed speech and behavioral problems in 2 1/2 year old?

See below: I assume you mean what should I do about this? See your pediatrician for an exam and evaluation. If needed a developmental pediatrician can be consulted. ...Read more

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What allergy medicine least likely to cause behavioral problems in toddlers?

What allergy medicine least likely to cause behavioral problems in toddlers?

Difficult: Singulair (montelukast) has a bad RAP from some pretty weak studies, but we do see some behavioral changes occasionally. Any of the oral antihistamines can have some minor behavioral changes but you won't know until you try them. Best thing would be to try a prescription nasal spray from your doctor. ...Read more

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