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Doctor insights on: Passive Aggressiveness In Relationships

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Does assisted living allow people with cognitive impairment in?

Does assisted living allow people with cognitive impairment in?

Yes they do!: Assisted living facilities are long-term programs, regulated independently by each state. In fact, a large number of residents often have alzheimer's or other dementias. Services are provided on a 24-hour basis and include treatment and care based on individualized assessments. Dignity and quality of life are also key elements of care (see www.Alz.Org). ...Read more

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Aggression (Definition)

Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for ...Read more


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Are relationships necessary for the development of human social behavior?

Are relationships necessary for the development of human social behavior?

Yes: We learn constantly by the environment and by those around us. Without relationships , we would not learn how our actions affect others. It is critical that infants and children have strong, stable relationships with consistent caregivers to promote normal social interactions. ...Read more

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How does a therapist handle confidentiality in cases in which the client expresses thoughts of self harm?

How does a therapist handle confidentiality in cases in which the client expresses thoughts of self harm?

Legal Issues first: If one is potentially harmful to one's self or to others it must be reported and the person is taken to the nearest facility for psychiatric evaluation. Aside from that exception it is a matter of law that information given to a therapist remains confidential unless released by the patient. If the patient is a minor, parents or guardians have access. Dss can access it if abuse is reported. ...Read more

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What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?

What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?

Distant parents: This is difficult in 400 words. Your first learning was from your parents. You pattern you life on your past learning. You are an adult now and the consequences are choices. You can chose your behaviors and those choices will determine your feelings and how you treat others and feel about it. That determines how you feel about your self and your parents. You do have control. ...Read more

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What is the difference between passive and passive aggressive behavior?

What is the difference between passive and passive aggressive behavior?

Effect on others: Passive behaviors simply mean that individuals rarely take initiative but may let others suggest or, more often, do for them. Passive aggressve individuals choose not to do things as a way of inconveniencing or punishing others--the results of their inactions produce trouble for those from whom they often have sought help. ...Read more

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Do undiagnosed bipolar parents lead to severely depressed offspring(from all the unreined in verbal abuse while growing up)?

Do undiagnosed bipolar parents lead to severely depressed offspring(from all the unreined in verbal abuse while growing up)?

Living in an abusive: Home as a child impacts on the emotional health of any child. Since children are unable to get out of their home without help from adults, they are traumatized by abusive parents. If you are concerned that a child is being abuse, you can report it to child protective agencies anonymously and it will be investigated. ...Read more

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Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Many reasons: Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills. Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives! ...Read more

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Are these symptoms consistent with a schizoid pd; lack of interest in friendships/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness, and vivid imagination?

Are these symptoms consistent with a schizoid pd; lack of interest in friendships/relationships, chronic feelings of emptiness, and vivid imagination?

Good description: You gave a fairly good description of this relatively rarely seen disorder. It may be more common than known since people with it often do not seek therapy or get attention unless there are other issues too. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Can cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder affect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Subtle question: In mania, people subjectively feel their performance is superior when actually it is not--it becomes degraded by distractability and flighty thinking. Yet underlying cognitive capacity remains intact. Mild mania (hypomania) provide boosts of energy that multiply the effect of intelligence even though, once again, the underlying capacity remains unchanged. Untreated bipolar reduces net performance. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairment reduce the person's ability to receive information from their environment?

Can cognitive impairment reduce the person's ability to receive information from their environment?

Yes: It's really more complex than this, since there are many steps between stimulus, initial neurological firing, and conscious perception. All faculties have to be intact or messages from the environment don't get through without distortion. There can be processing problems with information once it gets in, even if it the initial sense organs receiving it are intact. Misinterpretations result. ...Read more

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Does childhood abuse and neglect often lead to adult criminal behavior?

Does childhood abuse and neglect often lead to adult criminal behavior?

Maybe: Abused children are much more highly represented among the ranks of poor learners, misbehaving, aggressive and oppositional conduct disordered kids. These conditions can subsequently lead to adult criminal behavior if interventions don't occur in childhood. ...Read more

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Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed or have chronic feelings of emptiness. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. ...Read more

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Does a person in a manic state often verbally abuse and misinterpret the motives of others?

Does a person in a manic state often verbally abuse and misinterpret the motives of others?

Yes: One of the core features of mania is mood instability (lability) with severe irritability. This can result in verbal abuse. Also present frequently in mania is psychosis. This may include paranoid thinking, misinterpretation of others' actions, frank hallucinations or disorganized thinking (usually from racing thoughts). That can then lead to misinterpretation of events or motives of others. ...Read more

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What coping skills are required of those close to the victim of a borderline personality disorder?

What coping skills are required of those close to the victim of a borderline personality disorder?

Gentleness: Those with bpd, despite their emotional problems, are actually often better than average at noticing subtle levels of emotion. Therefore take a deep breath and help get them more comfortable by you dialing down your emotions both the positive and negative. Makes it easier for all involved in the long run! ...Read more

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Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction? Do they bond with family members?

Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction?  Do they bond with family members?

Schizoid PD: People with schizoid pd consistently lack desire for intimate human connection. They may have families and jobs, but keep people at a distance. They mostly appear cold and dull in affect. They would be unlikely to seem outgoing or socially engaged, but are able to respond to carefully selected others whom they need intensely. Some of these could be family. ...Read more

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Bipolar disorder: does change of environment affect the behavior of a person?

Bipolar disorder: does change of environment affect the behavior of a person?

Possibly: People with bipolar disorder may be more sensitive to change. However, the actual episodes of depression or mania are not necessarily triggered by anything. It is always best to get appropriate treatment to maintain a more stable lifestyle. ...Read more

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Cause of unknown depression ? Distancing from social events and from opportunities to get new friendship and socializing with existing ones.

Cause of unknown depression ? Distancing from social events and from opportunities to get new friendship and socializing with existing ones.

Social withdrawal: Hard to say with so little information. There can be many reasons why a person pulls back from social events and socializing. Everything is relative to what is typical and healthy for you vs now. Consider seeing a mental health professional to understand why you're withdrawing or isolating from others. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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