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Behavior Problems (Definition)

Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts..Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other behaviorally based treatments like Reward and Punishment. Behavioral problems can occur for many different reasons..Medical or Psychological and can happen with children and adults. Please ask ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for anxiety?

What is the best treatment for anxiety?

A patchwork quilt: Approach. You are more likely to be successful in dealing with your anxiety by using more that one type of treatment. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

OCD Treatments: There are two therapeutic approaches to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. A specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy, where one confronts their anxieties, can provide up to 100% symptom relief. Ocd also responds well to treatment with ssri antidepressants. Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline and paroxetine are effective. Combining both treatment options offers best prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dementia?

What is the best treatment for dementia?

No Best Treatment: Given the fact that there exist many different kinds of dementia there is no best treatment. There are certain dementias that improve when the underlying cause is treated. There are treatments that reduce the progression of some dementias. In the end the best treatment for any dementia would be one that delayed the onset, slowed the progress or cured the dementia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

What is the best treatment for schizophrenia?

It depends: Antipsychotic medications are a common and effective treatment for schizophrenia. Supportive therapies that aim to improve social functioning and promote autonomy are also an important component of treatment. The best treatment largely depends on individual differences such as the severity of the illness and the subtype of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for adjustment disorder?

What is the best treatment for adjustment disorder?

Adjustment disorder: That depends upon the primary ways it manifests, but time is sometimes the best treatment. Essentially, this disorder means something "rocked" your world, and you have not had time to cope or adjust to it. Medications may be helpful to negotiate the process, and therapy is certainly helpful, but many of my patients with this just need me to support them and keep my hands of the prescription pad. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for autism?

What is the best treatment for autism?

Combination: The best therapy is individualized, and usually includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral therapy, often with an instructor in "applied behavioral analysis." while there's no quick-fix, good therapy is very effective in mild-to-moderate autism. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obesity?

What is the best treatment for obesity?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stress?

What is the best treatment for stress?

Good coping: You should consider seeing a counselor/therapist to help learn good coping mechanism for stress. Here are two good links: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-management/my00435 and http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-management/my00435/tab=indepth. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

What is the best treatment for trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania: Tx is based on age. At preschool age, tx is conservative since most will outgrow it. For young adults, behavior modification (habit reversal training, cognitive behavior therapy, biofeedback, hypnosis) & treating the associated disorders such as anxiety/depression/ptsd/ocd. Some medications used with moderate success are Anafranil & prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for health anxiety?

What is the best treatment for health anxiety?

Talk therapy & meds: Like any anxiety disorder, health anxiety or hypochondriasis should be followed by one's primary care doctor and perhaps a psychiatrist or psychologist. Regular physician visits, group therapy for support, and cognitive psychotherapy focusing on realistic beliefs about disease are all part of treatment. Associated mood disorders are best treated with antidepressant medications like ssri's. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for DVT? How serious is the problem?

What is the best treatment for DVT? How serious is the problem?

Dvt: Serious problem as potential for pulmonary embolism exists Treatment is anticoagulants blood thinners which prevent movement of clot These do not dissolve the clot The current drugs are eliquis xarelto and the fall back of lovenox and coumadin(warfarin) ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sleep disorder?

What is the best treatment for a sleep disorder?

Best tx for sleep: The best treatment for a sleep disorder starts with a visit with a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. They may refer you back to your primary care if some other medical condition is suspect, but they will be able to accurately assess your symptoms and history and make recommendations evidence based on your condition. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

What is the treatment for pseudoseizures?

Therapy: Pseudoseizures are classified in a group of disorders called conversion disorders. Although your symptoms are very real, there is no physical basis for them. Often the symptoms of conversion disorders are caused by stress. The best treatment is counseling/therapy to help you deal withn the stressors in your life. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anxiety?

What is the treatment for anxiety?

Medication or active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for snoring?

What is the best treatment for snoring?

Snoring remedies: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt) lose weight see and ENT to be sure there aren't any nasal obstructions take medication for allergies use breathe rite strips have a dentist custom make an oral appliance. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for depression?

What is the best cure for depression?

See below: Agree with my colleagues. There's no 'best cure", it's very person specific. Some things you can do building up awareness of your sx. Creating a "crisis card" for people to contact and things to do when your symptoms become overwhelming. Working on finding out triggers, self-care routine, sleep hygiene. Qualified mental health professional will help guiding you through the process. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe depression?

What is the best treatment for severe depression?

No one best tx.: Your Dr can assess for mood disorder & causative underlying medical conditions. Talking therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is allows for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try> ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Behavior problems?

What is the definition or description of: Behavior problems?

Behavior problems: Behavior is a very extensive psychological term under which there are many concepts..Behavioral problems are treated using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other behaviorally based treatments like Reward and Punishment. Behavioral problems can occur for many different reasons..Medical or Psychological and can happen with children and adults. Please ask and more defined question.. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

Behavior problems Dx: Thorough history, both individual & family, observation, behavior check lists, psychological testing, response to treatment & progress over time. ...Read more

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Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

It can: When a person is psychotic, he or she may become out of touch with reality. A person who is hallucinating and hearing voices, for example, may talk to him or herself. A person with paranoid delusions may build a bunker to protect him or herself. I knew a patient who ran 15 miles on a highway because he said he heard a voice telling him to do it. So the answer is: absolutely. ...Read more

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With aspergers -- how do you handle behavior problems?

Aspergers: The short answer is is with very patient but assertive parenting to correct the misbehaviors and direct the patient to more constructive behavior, the details depend on how old the child is. ...Read more

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What doctors can help with behavior problems in children?

What doctors can help with behavior problems in  children?

Pediatrician: A good place to start is with your pediatrician who usually has years of experience and advice as to where to start and what to do. For more seroious problems, a child therapist. ...Read more

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Will crack babies have behavior problems in later years?

Will crack babies have behavior problems in later years?

Possibly.: But how they are cared for after they are born is probably more important. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12220044/. ...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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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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What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?

What are the different behavior problems that can accompany hd and how can the person with hd and family members cope?

It's difficult: Huntington's disease is a very horrible condition of the brain caused by an excess of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Someone with hd can become psychotic and lose touch with reality. Here is a website which may help: www.Hdsa.Org. You should also consider maybe seeking some counseling and therapy for the entire family. ...Read more

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Is there a diet for autistic adults with violent behavior problems which will help them feel more at ease? He is only 18 and goes through very dramatic ups and downs, we think it might be hormones.

Is there a diet for autistic adults with violent behavior problems which will help them feel more at ease? He is  only 18 and goes  through very dramatic ups and downs, we think it might be hormones.

Maybe: I know of a book called: special diets for special kids by lewis which may have some suggestions. In general though, the person to whom you are referring may benefit much more by seeing a board certified child psychiatrist. It may be hormones like you say, and that can be addressed as well. Here is a dvd about behavior problems: http://www.Amazon.Com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_16?Url=search-alias%3daps&fi. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent dilated pupils with behavior problems in child?

What causes intermittent dilated pupils with behavior problems in child?

Emotions: Pupil dilation can be caused by an emotional state or arousal. There are also many drugs that can result in changes in pupils and then the same drugs are the cause of the behavior change. Consider a urine test to look for drug behavior changes. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old daughter is regressing in speech. She had a seizure in dec. She has behavior problems (don't listen, acts out, mean, and ignores) why?

My 2 yr old daughter is regressing in speech. She had a seizure in dec. She has behavior problems (don't listen, acts out, mean, and ignores) why?

Evaluation needed: Any kid who regresses in speech or language should be evaluated by his/her pcp/developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist. If a treatable issue can be found, care can be started immediately. Some cases will turn up worrisome diagnoses that may impact family planning & other decisions. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old who has extreme bad behavior problems and I think he has adhd it's sooooo hardly to get him to Seattle down for bed is it ok to gi?

I have a 2 year old who has extreme bad behavior problems and I think he has adhd it's sooooo hardly to get him to Seattle down for bed is it ok to gi?

Question cut off: Your question was cut off mid sentence so it is not clear what you were asking. Two year olds are in the counter dependent stage of development and view themselves as the king/queen of the universe. You need to lean some skills that will redirect his energy & allow you to set boundaries. Your doc may know some local therapists that can teach you. This is common & workable.We try to avoid drugs. ...Read more

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I am experiencing behavior problems. My moods change very easy, I zone out and draw pictures of what I see! My hands shake and I get very angry.

I am experiencing  behavior problems. My moods change very easy, I zone out and draw pictures of what I see! My hands shake and I get very angry.

Ask for help: The teen years are hard on everyone but are often when significant but treatable emotional problems emerge. If a minor issue you need to learn more effective coping skills. If more intense, you may need that & more intensive help. Ask your family to get you set up with a life coach/therapist. They can start the process & determine if you need more. Do the work and life can get better.Good luck. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , balance problems, behavior problems, difficulty focusing, difficulty concentrating, sleepiness, loss of temper, impulsive or reckless behavior, personality changes, paranoid delusion

I am experiencing  feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , balance problems, behavior problems, difficulty focusing, difficulty concentrating, sleepiness, loss of temper, impulsive or reckless behavior, personality changes, paranoid delusion

Mental health sx's: If you have not had a comprehensive medical evaluation for these symptoms - that is imperative. Medical causes need to be ruled out. These symptoms are serious & of significant concern. Treatment will stem from an accurate diagnosis. Take care and have hope. ...Read more

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What is the best way to promote behavioral changes?

Behavioral Therapy: Behavior is a function of its consequence. Most behavior is maintained if it is positively reinforced and extinguished with negative consequences. The art of promoting change is the application of these principals to the specific person and circumstances. ...Read more

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