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Doctor insights on: Out Of Control Behavior In Adults

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Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight increase in suicidation in adolescents and adults, however. Any time a new medication is started the parents or the patient should be in close contact with the doctor, communicating any concern that arises. ...Read more

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Fear of losing control over man-child as he gets independent in college?

Fear of losing control over man-child as he gets independent in college?

Give it up willingly: "your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you." gibran khalil gibran. If the process is very difficult, do not hesitate to seek therapy; what's better than to have someone intently focused on helping you feel better about stuff?! :))). ...Read more

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What are the primary milestones that most children reach at certain points in their 3rd year of life?

What are the primary milestones that most  children reach at certain points in their 3rd year of life?

3YEARS OLD: They are more inquisitive or questions a lot. Counts to 10 , recognizes color, feeds himself , dresses well and knows how to ride a tricycle. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

What are the negative effects of body awareness in a young child?

Unsure of ?: Body awareness relating to the child's ability to understand how their body moves can be improved with certain exercises. The negative effect can be where the child's coordination may be more awkward which may lead to clumsiness. http://www.livestrong.com/article/548037-body-awareness-for-kids/ ...Read more

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How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

How does the behavior of cancer in children differ from those of adults? If it differs at all.

More curable...: Typically cancer in children are more curable. This is probably due to a number of factors such as the cancers are biologically different than their adult counterparts, and that we are able to treat children with more intensive therapy because they are more resilient. Another difference is that certain cancers really only happen in kids (neuroblastoma) or just in adults (colon, breast). ...Read more

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How to control sexual feelings in the age of 22 as a student........

How to control sexual feelings in the age of 22 as a student........

Control?: You can't "control" sexual feelings: they are beyond your control. You deal with them through normal sexual outlets: masturbation or safe sex with someone you care about. ...Read more

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What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

What is the government doing in preventing obesity in children and teenagers?

Childhood obesity: The government has began some plans in helping educate and treat the increasing problem of childhood obesity but the real prevention should start at home with educating families on eating healthier and exercising regularly. ...Read more

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Has any rehabilitation physician heard of the alter g treadmill? Is it very successful in teaching people to gain control of their lower extremities?

Has any rehabilitation physician heard of the alter g treadmill?  Is it very successful in teaching people to gain control of their lower extremities?

Treadmill: The alterg treadmill is a great option for rehab of someone with a lower extremity injury or surgery. It allows you to reduce the percentage of your body weight that you are exercising with on the treadmill, controlled by you at your preferred speed. I highly recommend it! ...Read more

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If the behavior manifests itself in self-destructive/sabotage behaviors and should it be treated w/ some form of behavioral therapy?

If the behavior manifests itself in self-destructive/sabotage behaviors and should it be treated w/ some form of behavioral therapy?

Possibly: There are many more possible ways to address self-destructive behaviors than your question considers. However, dialectical behavioral therapy is one form of treatment which can help. It combines mindfulness skills with cognitive behavioral therapy. Understanding the drivers of these behaviors is important also, though. ...Read more

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Are control and power issues typical for alcoholics/adult children of said alcoholics?

Are control and power issues typical for alcoholics/adult children of said alcoholics?

The basic issue: Severe anxiety is what drives the alcoholic to drink alcohol (a potent anxiolytic). Sometimes anxiety is expressed as "control issues", and inflexibilty, and an inability to "go with the flow". Anxiety has been shown to run in families. So, the answer is yes. If you live with someone who suffers from alcoholism, get to al-anon, or go to aa meetings that are "open meetings". ...Read more

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How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

How aware the parents about the effects of sleep disturbances, and how often do sleep disturbances occur in young children?

Often: Sleep disturbances in children can be very common if the tonsils and adenoids are extremely large. Usually these children will have a serious sleep disorder and parents will not that their child will snore very loudly and may stop breathing (sleep apnea). Therefore the parents should be very aware of this. ...Read more

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I suffer from bipolar can cause mania lost control of the self with the words of strange words and lack of sleep and the desire to commit suicide?

I suffer from bipolar can cause mania lost control of the self with the words of strange words and lack of sleep and the desire to commit suicide?

Yes: Yes, bipolar disorder can do all those things. Thoughts can run so fast they're hard or impossible to follow. People can go without sleep for many days/nights. If you're thinking about suicide, please contact your physician . . . Or call suicide hotline @ 1-800-784-2433. This condition needs treatment so you can feel better! ...Read more

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Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Pediatrics: when should a parent get their child tested for oppositional defiant disorder (odd)? My 4 year old has been acting provocative and oppositional to adults which is beyond our control. The child frequently tantrums, constantly questions rules an

Your's : Your's child's behavior is obviously disrupting his life as well as yours. It sounds like you have tried some behvior modification techniques and haven't been successful. The first place to start is with your pediatrician to help guide you to resources in your area for child psychologists or developmental/ behavioral pediatric specialists. These specialist can help determine if this is a simple behavioral problem that can be managed with behavioral techniques or if there he has a disorder such as odd, adhd. It sounds like it's time to ask for help. ...Read more

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What are the signs of past child abuse in adults?

What are the signs of past child abuse in adults?

Several: People who have been abused as children may have a range of problems including same, interest in unusual forms of sexuality, and post-traumatic states (hypervigilance, flashbacks, etc.) having these symptoms does not necessarily mean the person was sexually abused, however. ...Read more

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What's the effect of stimulants on kids with adhd?

Typically quite good: Stimulants are by far the most thoroughly studied medications used to treat a child psychiatric disorder. 65-85% of the time, they markedly decrease key symptoms of inattention, poor focus, impulsivity, & hyperactivity. They work quickly but also wear off daily. Side effects are well known, dose-related, & for most kids tolerable. Sadly, they do not "cure" adhd, nor are they the whole answer. ...Read more

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