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Sensory Deprivation Disorder
Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?
No: There is no causation of physical disorder by the DP/DR symptoms that seem to have become very popular lately. They are, if anything, possible to experience if you have a seizure disorder that makes it difficult to hold constant attention to your environment. They are experience qualities. Don't worry about harm they can do to your brain. ...Read more
Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more
Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?
Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?
All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more
Great Question: Ptsd falls under the class of anxiety disorders. It is interesting that you asked if it is a behavioral disorder. I treat primarily complex ptsd. My combat ptsd patients have hyper-responsive fight or flight reactions. Irritability, high levels of anger & aggression can be very problematic. Ptsd is a destroyer of marriages & families. Road rage & violence when dissociated are major issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Think of it this way: Sensory integration disorder is a condition where false or misleading sensory information is sent to other areas of the brain for processing. A good reference for this subject is Too Loud Too Fast Too Bright Too Tight. This is a really good primer on sensory functioning and what happens when the sensory system doesn't integrate well. ...Read more
Conduct Disorder: Conduct disorder occurs in childhood and adolescence. It involves long-term (chronic) behavior problems like defiant, impulsive behavior; drug use; truancy before age 13; and criminal activity. It can be associated w/addiction in the parents, child abuse, family conflict, poverty, etc. Untreated or treated unsuccessfully, kids with this may go on to develop antisocial pd after age 18. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: That is like asking which flavor is better chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. There are degrees of severity for each of the conditions you mention. All of them can be debilitating. Likewise all of them can be successfully treated. ...Read more
Very: Our senses have to operate together with our information processing centers seamlessly. Being hypersensitive, hyposensitive, or having sensory processing issues can lead to considerable difficulty managing the real world. ...Read more
There is overlap: Research has found few differences between the kinds of symptoms that people with sad and apd have. Because of the similarities between sad and apd, people are often diagnosed as having both disorders. Like sad, the central fear of people with apd is rejection, ridicule and humiliation by others. However, people with apd tend to have a broader range of symptoms, and the symptoms tend to be more se. ...Read more
What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?
Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more
Hard to say...: Dopamine (DA) is not measured in clinical labs. It's extremely rapidly metabolized along a variety of pathways. Further, DA levels in blood bear little resemblance to DA activity in the brain - even less to the small brain regions and synapses where DA signaling is concentrated. Though DA *might* be relevant, the symptoms you describe could have a very large number of non-DA causes. ...Read more
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