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Non Conforming Behavior Vs Behavior Problem
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
Both are great: Psychotherapy can involve many forms of treatment including behavior modification. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in particular with exposure therapy is often very effective to treat phobias. See your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One of Many: There are many possible explanations for irrational or impulsive behavior. Substance abuse (including alcohol) is certainly responsible for a great many problematic behaviors. If one has a concern about unexplained irrational or impulsive behavior a consultation with a professional is a good idea. ...Read more
Yes.: Some brain imaging studies using spect, pet and functional MRI scans have shown that psychotherapy and meds change the brain at the microscopic structural level in several ways. In one study, psychotherapy was shown to increase the density of serotonin receptors in the brain; whereas, an antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine) caused changes in the way Dopamine receptors bind to a central part of the brain. ...Read more
What are common treatment facilities that treat compulsive behavior addictions such as internet, video games, ect?
Probably not: The first signs of suicidal or homicidal behavior tend to be either depression or a general lack of concern for the well-being of others. While someone that impulsive may make a decision the harm themselves or others, we are more interested in suicidal or homicidal thoughts as a precursor to such behavior. ...Read more
Classical v. Operant: Stimulus-response theory relates to pavlovian or classical conditioning (think about the experiments with food, a bell, and salivation). Behavioral reinforcement is a part of what is called operant conditioning (sometimes called "instrumental conditioning). A behavior is strengthened by a reinforcer provided in response to the desired behavior. To learn more, read about "conditioning.". ...Read more
Avoidance: No, unless it is pervasive & affects your social & interpersonal & daily functioning. ...Read more
I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.
Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...Read more
Are you asking if : Impulsivity, a symptom of adhd responds to non-stimulant medications, like atomoxetine or long-acting guanfacine? Each child's response is different, but there's ~ 65% chance these will work. Stimulants (methylphenidate & amphetamine) work 80-90% of the time for symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity. Long-acting Guanfacine can be given with a stimulant, also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is passive aggressive behavior associated with any psychiatric disorders? Also, is such behavior associated with any long term health risks?
Good question: In dsm-iv it was personality disorder unless part of maj depression or dysthymia. Millon divides it into 4 types. Vacillating, discontented, circuitous ; abrasive when part of other troubled personalities. It is a style, not a disease. Long-term health risks would seem to be difficulty utilizing medical care well in addition to poor relationships with most other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There's no "masochistic personality disorder", but self-defeating personality disorder was in the dsm iii (it's not in dsm iv). It describes people exhibiting a pervasive pattern of self-defeating behavior occurring not only in response to abuse. They feel unworthy of being treated well and, as a result, treat themselves poorly and unwittingly encourage others to make them suffer. ...Read more
REM behavior: In rem behavior patients act out their dreams. During the rem stage of sleep normal individuals are able to turn off all spinal motor activity. In rem behavior patients loose that ability so they move while dreaming. Seizures are due to an abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Changes in behavior seen at post ictal state after a seizure may be mistaken for a patient showing rem behavior. ...Read more
Yes : Due to their stressful childhood and lack of coping skills- BPD pts attack others and have little regard for their feelings, moods, thoughts. Stay away or limit contact with such people. Set clear limits with them and stand behind your word. They will respect you for it. Dont be afraid to contact the police or fire dept if need be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Techniques: Is this in all areas of functioning, or just novel or specific situations? Kids know when something is hard for them by kg. "i can't" often avoids a task or direction. Break the task down into parts & say "i'll help you, but i won't do it for you, " if the task is age-appropriate. Ignore the protests; wait 2-3 minutes & calmly re-state "it's time for you to.."not yes, you can!" practice! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Interaction style: Passive/aggressive behavior is a way some react when asked to do something they do not really like but believe they cannot outright refuse to do. Instead, they have a negative attitude, "forget" to carry out tasks, or make careless mistakes. They often are critical of authority & alternate between outright hostility & contrition. If chronic, it is called passive-aggressive personality disorder. ...Read more
Yes: This is an older term. It refers to a situation in which someone has had an insult to the brain (i.e., infection or physical trauma). This results in personality characteristics changing - most often being an exaggerated representation of previously dominate traits. ...Read more
Is seeing a psychologist 7 times for life changing issues like identity theft kids moving out etc considered mental illness on employment app?
Unclear: I'm not sure I understand your question.. It's not mental illness to work on issues and changing behavior. ...Read more
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