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Doctor insights on: Typical Behavioral Patterns Of Alcoholics

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Does narcissism share similar behavioral patterns with Asperger's?

Does narcissism share similar behavioral patterns with Asperger's?

No. Autistic : Spectrum Disorder, Level 1 without Intellectual Disability has underlying deficits in face recognition, reciprocal social interaction & Theory of Mind. ASD is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder present at birth; environmental triggers of clinical symptoms are unknown. Narcissism, a mental illness , develops later, with a known environmental pattern. Genetic set-up exists, as it does for everything. ...Read more

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How do I eliminate fear and behavioral patterns? Does therapy help?

How do I eliminate fear and behavioral patterns? Does therapy help?

Yes: Psychotherapy is just about the best way to learn how to deal with fear and behavioral patterns. Eliminate might be too extreme a goal, but you'll find out. For some problems it might just be possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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How serious are behavioral symptoms in a brat when adult?

How serious are behavioral symptoms in a brat when adult?

Relative qs: The child hood disorders don't have a stop sign and kids just don't grow out of it . The old concepts of adhd and kids growing out of it also has changed since adhd does not go away just the capacity to control it gets better and hyper activity turns into restlessness , even conduct disorder kids turn into antisocial personality disorder so brats turn onto adult patients who can understandthemself. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is an alcoholic. Are there any symptoms or behaviors?

How can you tell if someone is an alcoholic. Are there any symptoms or behaviors?

Yes: Higher risk for alchol abuse is if you drink more thant 14 drinks per week for males (7 for women), more than 3 drinks per ocassion (binge). Alcoholism , not clear definition, but alcoholic behavior consist of selfdestructive action (missing work, lack of motivation, irritable, aggressive, abusive, melancholic, depressed, suicidal, gambling, use of ilicit drug, getting arrested, dui etc). ...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 typical are alcoholic delusions?

How typical are alcoholic delusions?

Not sure what you: mean by "alcoholic delusions." Delusions are false beliefs, usually ones that the person cannot, even with every effort, be brought to understand are false. True delusions are a sign of psychosis. THOSE delusions are not typical of alcoholism. Defense mechanisms like denial, minimizing, rationalizing, intellectualizing etc are similar to delusions, but they know they aren't true deep down. ...Read more

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Why is it that alcoholics develop nerve damage and behavior changes along with cirrhosis?

Why is it that alcoholics develop nerve damage and behavior changes along with cirrhosis?

Alcohol affects: Alcohol, especially when consumed in excess and over a long period of time, adversely affects every organ in the human body except one, the kidneys. If a person has changes in their personality or behavior while intoxicated, that is a big problem already. Such an individual should try and do whatever it takes to refrain from alcohol. Damage from chronic excessive alcohol use is irreversible. ...Read more

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Alcoholic who can't stop shaking, why?

Alcoholic who can't stop shaking, why?

DTs or Nerve Damage: Shaking is part of alcohol withdrawal. If they've been sober a while it could be neurologic damage from alcohol--or they might have several other types of tremor. Your doctor can probably tell. ...Read more

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My husband is an alcoholic & can't control his bowels. What can I do to help him?

My husband is an alcoholic & can't control his bowels. What can I do to help him?

He needs prompt : Medical attention. An addiction medicine specialist may be a good choice of provider to tend to his medical problems. Regarding the impact on his spiritual and emotional well-being - alcoholics anonymous is an excellent choice. ...Read more