Patient discussion about behaviorism

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Q. Is there any explanation for this behavior?

My son is 7 years old. He has a very uncooperative behavior with all his friends, his teachers and with us as well. He opposes for everything been taught to him by his teachers. He never cooperates with his friends and he always argues with everyone. He is very hostile to us and is always ready to fight. We have discussed about him to a doctor and he said it may be the signs of ADHD. Still he needs to be diagnosed officially which they may start after meeting my son. I was wondering about the reasons which can lead to such a behavior of my child? Is there any explanation for this behavior?
A1ADHA IS GENETIC IN SOME CASES-IT IS GOOD THAT YOU TOOK HIM TO A DR,YOUR SON WILL BE ALRIGHT,ONCE THE DR FINDS OUT WHAT MEDS WORK FOR HIM.GOOD LUCK--MRFOOT56
A2Well…looks like an ADHD but with a little advanced symptoms. The exact cause for this is not clear. But the reasons are generally linked to Neurotransmitters in the nerves the brain. If these Neurotransmitters are out of balance or if they are not working properly, messages may not make it through the brain correctly. Thus this will lead to these symptoms. Some genetic impact is also linked to ADHD and its occurrence. Some environmental factor like abuse of any substance can also lead to ADHD like symptoms.

Q. rude/nasty behavior

My sister was diagnosed with Bipolar and continues to take medication. She never went to Psychotherapy. Her demeanor is always very negative and her behavior is often critical and rude. My mother's attributes this to her ‘condition’ therefore reinforces her negative behavior. I haven't read anything about Bipolar that states rude/nasty behavior is a symptom. Is this type of behavior attributable to Bipolar?
A1damaez, I totally agree with you. Our bodies are so mal-nourished from the proper neccessities due to the way our foods are prepared that the body doesn't function properly. I believe that so many people are diagnosed with all types of disorders and put on medication and still act the same way with very little improvement. now a days they have a pill for everything. I have never heard of so many disorders in my life time as you hear about now. Bipolar is so easily thrown around that people use this excuse for being rude, disrespectful, and down right mean.You can be in a bad mood go see a doctor and be diagnosed as Bipolar. I work in the field of Human Services in a residential treatment program for DSS Adolescents and just about all that reside are Bipolar it is unreal. Sad but true.The more that is diagnosed the more pills,treatment and MONEY!
A2Or it could be aspbergers. . . .

Methinks all these brain disorders have everything to do with a lack of copper. With all our modern technology and artificial fertilizers and processing of foods, the food has become so depleted of minerals that our bodies and brains have become so depleted that we cannot even function properly. Start taking kelp, calcium magnesium, cod liver oil, flax seed oil, and raw apple cider vinegar. This will bring healing and normal function to the brain and body systems. The emotions will calm down and be more manageable. If you are taking a vitamin with more manganese than copper it will add to the dysfunction. Don't waste your money. There you are! Some solutions rather than more rhetoric about the problem.
A3Boarderline Personality Disorder is often misdiagnosed as bipolar because the symptoms are similar. The treatment is different and the way you approach the Borderline person is very different. People who are borderline often get hostile and can be very mean verbally.

Q. What can I do to check on his behavior and make him regular…

my 7 year son is seen with ADHD. I am not able to control on his high urges and irregularity and confusion which comes with this ADHD. What can I do to check on his behavior and make him regular…I know if I start now probably he will be better in coming years….
AVery well………..you need to make some strategies for your child. Like create a daily routine for your child. Place your child`s belongings at the same place daily and at same time. If your child is doing anything, please keep the thing away which may distract him. Limit the choices from many things to 2 things only if possible. Describe anything in clear and short way. Make goals for your child like for positive behavior and appreciate him when he does. Please scold less or don’t shout on him for his mistakes at all rather make him understand by reducing on his demands or choices. Help your child to find his talents and make him work on them.

Q. Can someone tell what needs to be noticed in her physical and mental behavior?

my friend is showing some symptoms of bipolar as she is always depressed and it continuous for long without any reason. Can someone tell what needs to be noticed in her physical and mental behavior?
AGenerally bipolar is worse than general depression and the signs you must observe are: Look out for physical changes like losing weight and appetite, insomnia, early waking after sleep, fatigue, constipation. Look for mental changes like negative thinking, lack of concentration, can she make simple decisions. Look for emotional changes as they are also equally important like unhappiness which doesn’t goes for long time, feeling to burst in tears without reason, loose interest in things, dos not enjoy, always agitated and irritated, lack of self confidence, hopelessness.

Q. What is cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of depression? What is it all about? Please explain?

Could someone who has actually had this explain what it is all about. I don't want to get a copy and paste answer from a web page somewhere, just a simple explanation in plain simple terms that I could relate to.
A1You mention "for example thoughts of worthlessness"

Could anyone identify other examples of these types of thoughts?

I struggle the most with guilt and shame.

Others:
What others think of me being a recovering alcoholic, someone who has depression, having a son who has been in a penitentiary several times.
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What can anyone really do about these thoughts anyway. I have not come up with anything that works except to offer them all back up to God and let them all go.

What else could a professional come up that is any better than that? I would really like to know. Otherwise, what good would it really do?
A2The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the thought process(es) that lead the patient to depression, for example thoughts of worthlessness etc. CBT has the advantages of being of brief or fixed duration, cost-effective and can foster results in short period, may heighten expectation of rapid change and encourage optimism. However, not every one is suitable for such a constructed and limited approach.

The therapy may be done in a group or in one-on-one sessions, and performed by a professional, so consulting one about the use of this modality may be wise.


Q. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking...

Hi members, please help me to choose the right way. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking, bouncing, jumping, limited repetitive play skills, low self esteem, difficulty commencing and occasionally sustaining adult directed tasks, difficulty maintaining relationships with adults and peers, he becomes easily frustrated and will become physically and verbally aggressive, can overreact to being touched, easily distracted by noise, short attention span, likes routine and finds it difficult to change task, difficulty listening, and difficulty following verbal instructions. He is like this at home and school. I have been told by the local NHS group that he is not autistic because of his parent’s separation and divorce in his early life and he does not present these behaviors as a "pervasive feature". Instead they suggest he needs a hearing check and he has "neuro developmental immaturities". What is your opinion? Should I get a second opinion?
A1if you ask me - they could be right. anyway i would be careful from over-the-net-diagnosis. their specialist saw the child and examined his behavior, he probably know what he is doing. and even if you are not sure- get a second opinion. can't hurt can it?
A2Hi Turner, Based on the behaviors, social and cognitive features I would hazard to guess that your son most likely has Asperger's Syndrome (AS), which is synonymous with PDD-NOS and high functioning autism. I am almost certain. Your parental difficulties would cause a behavioral pattern consistent with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and not what you are currently seeing. You need a full assessment by an individual or team expert in the areas of AS. I can recommend the testing that should be done. Also, there is a very good Asperger's forum on the Internet in the UK. These experienced parents can help you get the services your son needs.

Q. can a nutritional change make a change in the behaviour of a child with adhd?

I heard some kinds of food can make a difference... is that true? I'd love to know if there is such a simple thing I can do to ease my son's life...
Athere is the Feingold Diet, This diet is based on the theory that many children are sensitive to dietary salicylates and artificially added colors. but about 8 studies show that only a few of the ADHD kids have that allergy. but you may as well check if your child is one of the allergic. there was a theory about sugar that was proven wrong.
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