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Doctor insights on: Ritualistic Behavior

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What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

What are the 2-3 best meds to get rid of my obsessive compulsive behavior?

Not clear: All of the ssris have been shown to be highly beneficial for treating ocd. Those available in the us are fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline (zoloft), fluvoxamine (luvox), citalopram (celexa), escitalopram (lexapro), and clomipramine (anafranil). Side effects vary, and sometimes one will work and aother won't, so trying several if needed is appropriate. ...Read more

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Ritualistic behavior provide security for which age group? Is it toddler, infant, preschool or afolescent?

Preschool: Usually it begins in toddlers and becomes more obvious in pre-schoolers. ...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 is behavioral medicine?

What is behavioral medicine?

Integrative field: "behavioral medicine is the interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to the understanding of health and illness, and the application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation." --society of behavioral medicine. ...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 is narcissistic behavior?

What is narcissistic behavior?

Never satisfied: Needy and demanding, no matter how much love or attention they get, they feel they deserve more. Can be charming if convenient for them. Arrogant and out of touch with reality. In the rare moments of reality check, they behave like victims. Envious, they feel they deserve special love and privileges. Angry at the loved ones because they are not giving them enough. Don't care about others feeling. ...Read more

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What are “stereotyped behaviors”?

What are “stereotyped behaviors”?

Patterned Movements: "stereotyped behaviors" typically refer to repetitive, patterned movements that are usually rhythmic in nature. These are most commonly associated with autism spectrum disorders, but are sometimes seen in other disorders like tardive dyskinesia, schizophrenia and mental retardation. Examples include head banging, rocking, hand-wringing or flapping, marching in place, etc. ...Read more

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What can stem ggressive behavior?

What can stem ggressive behavior?

Love and Education: One of my favorite writers on this topic is dr. James gilligan. His studies of the rehabilitation of violent criminals has shown that re-humanizing people with love, respect, and education has been effective in stemming aggressive behavior among violent offenders. By contrast, degradation, humiliation, intimidation, and threats tend to increase violence. ...Read more

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How can you stop anorexic behavior?

How can you stop anorexic behavior?

See a specialist: There are a lot of specialists in anorexia. They can work with you from a variety of perspectives like behavior therapy and/or cognitive therapy. Reading is also valuable. There are great books out there on anorexia and learning to manage the disorder and behavior, like decoding anorexia: how breakthroughs in science offer hope for eating disorders. ...Read more

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Why would you use behavioral medicine?

Why would you use behavioral medicine?

Chronic pain: Behavioral medicine has been shown repeatedly to help people who have chronic pain. Some methods include visualization therapy, relaxation therapy, biofeedback and something called cognitive restructuring which seeks to alter some fixed beliefs about chronic pain. It is unfortunate that it is not used more. It takes a while to learn and sometimes insurance companies will not cover it ...Read more

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Can video games cause behavior problems?

Can video games cause behavior problems?

Yes, they can: Along with increased aggression if the games are violent, protracted use of all media (more than 2 hours/ day) is associated with obesity. Children with adhd often " hyperfocus" and do not appear to hear instructions. Games and tv at bedtime lead to delayed-onset sleep.
A fatigued child often is more "hyper" and irritable than drowsy. Turn off games and tv at least 20 minutes before bedtime. ...Read more

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Am I bulimic or is this normal behavior?

Am I bulimic or is this normal behavior?

Psychiatry: Consultation with a psychiatrist, in person, is a must. The only way to know for sure is to carefully interview and evaluate you. Get an appointment with a psychiatrist in your area asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to stop defiant behavior in 7 year old?

How to stop defiant behavior in 7 year old?

Discipline: Praise good behavior, kids thrive very well in a lovable environment. For unacceptable behavior take away privileges, sometimes just ignore the bad behavior so it becomes extinct. Provide reasoning for the punishment so child learns to differentiate right from wrong. Talk to him/ her like a friend of his age and listen to his concerns. Sometimes all they need is your attention. ...Read more

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I am worried about behavior of a 3 year old?

I am worried about behavior of a 3 year old?

Mgt: I agree more details are needed, Children who are three years of age, are developing their independence and testing boundaries. Setting consistent rules, nap and bedtimes can help with any behavioral issues. ...Read more

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Can you please define hypoglycemic behavior?

Can you please define hypoglycemic behavior?

Rare disorder: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

Will my child's behavior change after surgery?

Sometimes: The whole situation may lead to psychological trauma similar to or in fact, post traumatic stress disorder. The cause is usually the stress, not the mechanics of the surgery.Watch for behavioral changes and discuss with your pediatrician if concerned. ...Read more

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What are some examples of behavioral medicine?

Therapy and meds: Behavioral medicine includes all forms of psychotherapy and psychiatric treatment. ...Read more

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What is normal behavior for a three month old?

What is normal behavior for a three month old?

Coo and Smile: Three month old babies coo and laugh, they should follow you across the room with their eyes. They should move their arms and legs symmetrically, and starting to grasp at objects. ...Read more

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What is a functional behavior assessment like?

What is a functional behavior assessment like?

In a natural setting: Usually at school, a bcba or behavioral specialist observes a maladaptive behavior to determine its antecedent & its consequence e.g., teacher response. (a, b, c) in this way, a plan can be made for either altering the situation that precipitates the behavior or change the consequence of the behavior so that it is extinguished after a brief "extinction burst" or escalation of the behavior. ...Read more

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Why would a paraphilia be a behavior disorder?

Why would a paraphilia be a behavior disorder?

Paraphilla: We look for the following to determine if something is abnormal.
Distress - the person (or people around the person) must be experiencing some type distress.
Dysfunction - the behavior has to be causing some dysfunction in everyday life (not working, poor relationships).
Deviance - generally, behavior must be considered not normal for population

most paraphilias meet this set of parameters. ...Read more

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Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Will my child's behavior problems ever go away?

Want to try a book?: This e-book on kindle could help right away. It's only $5.95 and you could read it in less than two hours and be able to help your child behave better right away. It's called: "parenting the kids according to a child psychiatrist." good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I use rewards to improve my behaviors?

How can I use rewards to improve my behaviors?

Premack Principle: One tip is to use the premack principle--if you want to perform a given activity, you'll perform a less desirable activity to get at the more desirable activity. For example, if I want increase my exercise but I really love drinking coffee and reading the paper in the morning, I could exercise first and then drink coffee and read the paper. No exercise, no coffee and paper. Works like a charm! ...Read more

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Is repetitive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Is repetitive behavior a sign of mental illness?

It may be,: Depending on the age of the person and what the behavior is. ...Read more

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Does always speeding count as suicidal behavior?

Does always speeding count as suicidal behavior?

Depends why?: If you're always speeding because you are actually trying to hurt yourself then, yes, this is "suicidal behavior." if you are doing for any other reason, for example, because you're late, you like the "rush" of driving fast or you're just showing off for friends, then that is not "suicidal behavior." bottom line, it's the "why, " not just the action itself that defines if you are suicidal or not. ...Read more