Behavioral Disturbances

There are four behavioral disturbances: mood disorders, sleep disorders, psychotic symptoms, and agitation. Examples of mood disorders are depression, euphoria, etc. Whereas, Insomnia, Hypersomnia, night-day reversal comes under sleep disorders. Delusion and Hallucinations are psychotic symptoms. Finally, agitation includes Sexual disinhibition, pacing, wandering, and aggression.

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My niece is not focusing on her studies and I think she is suffering from ADHD. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My niece is not focusing on her studies, she does not finish her homework daily and is often distracted. She seems to be different from other children of her age. Is she suffering from ADHD? We are really worried about her behavior. How to find that she is completely normal or she is havi...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There may be so many reasons behind a child not able to focus on some task or getting distracted. Some are very normal, and does not have many concerns but some reasons need to be evaluated properly. Sometimes it is simply a nature or it can ...  Read Full »

My 13-year-old son has an extreme fear of swear words and is scared of talking in school. How do I manage him?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 13-year-old boy child with extreme fear of swear words and gets very uncomfortable hearing when other kids say them. He is also very scared of having the talk in school. I think he might have an emotional breakdown if this happens according to his teachers. Is there a name for e...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Children develop their views as per the teachings of parents, teachers, peers, and other environmental things. All these together with their genetic constitution develop their nature, personality, and belief system. It seems he is a very pious person with too much att...  Read Full »

My elder sister is exhibiting sudden changes in her behavior. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, The query is about my elder sister. She does not seem to be herself. She has been the kind of person who would get angry at the drop of a hat. But, she is friendly and caring, compliments things a lot. I had been away from home for a week, and she had changed so much when I returned. S...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is more likely that your sister is suffering from a sudden change in behavior, which could result from a psychiatric problem. As I can see, her whole life is disturbed now, and there are problems in her interpersonal relationships. So it should not be ignored. Ins...  Read Full »

I do not eat properly to look less ugly, and sometimes scratch and bite myself. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I might have an eating disorder. I always skip lunch, try to eat as little as possible for breakfast, hate when people are around me at eating time because then I cannot skip it, often purge after dinner, hate my body to the extreme, and sometimes scratch and bite myself. I think I ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Many teenagers have symptoms such as unhappiness with their body shape, skipping meals, and sometimes purging. If not controlled, this could go into eating disorders. Bulimia nervosa could be the possible reason. But I do not think you have this disorder. You have so...  Read Full »

My grandmother has been acting differently. Is the abnormal behavior due to Prednisone?

Query: Hi doctor, My question is regarding my grandmother. Lately, she has been acting differently, not her normal self, and the change in her behavior has been about two months now. She talks about things that do not make sense. She sometimes acts like a small child. She does pointless actions and always ...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I have reviewed your query, and here is my suggestion. She is taking Prednisolone which can induce abnormal behavior in the long term. The features you mentioned above are suggestive of mental illness. I suggest it would be better to visit a nearby psychiatrist for a prope...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for seizure episodes in my 15-year-old sister?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister has been having seizures. So, we consulted a doctor, who said she has abnormal brain activity. Her EEG showed abnormal spikes. Currently, she is taking Levipil 1000,  twice a day. What is going on with my sister? No one is explaining anything, and the medication is affecti...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding seizures, Levipil (Levetiracetam) is a good option for treatment of seizure disorder, and I think your doctor has taken the right decision. Now regarding the behavioral changes that you mentioned, I ...  Read Full »

Does passing stools in underwear without knowing a psychological issue?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is eight years old. His weight is 25 kg, and his height is 135 cm. He has had a problem with passing stool in his underwear for six to seven months now. He is doing this without knowing it. He suffered from the same kind of problem last year for three months, and it got cured. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw the attached files and your child's history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your child has encopresis (involuntary fecal soiling), and probably he might also be having constipation. The standard treatment is dietary modification. I believe you kn...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for my wife's psychiatric illness?

Query: Hello doctor,This is regarding my wife. From the past three years, her behavior is very changed. She is always rude to me, gets angry often, becomes violent, uses foul language, throws household items when angry, accuses me of having extra-marital affairs, and threatens to make false allegations a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This kind of behavior is not normal. However, the reason for such a behavior can be understood once she is evaluated by a psychiatrist in person. These symptoms could be due to psychotic disorders, but it is too early to reach a conclusion.So, take her to a psyc...  Read Full »

My 15 year old son shows a lot of anger and aggressiveness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 15 year old son is showing a lot of anger and aggressiveness. Please see his attached files for the details. I want your second opinion. I need your opinion on the possible treatment of my son to reduce his extreme angriness, lack of patience, and restlessness. His exams are around...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know a more detailed history of your son: Since when is he having such behavior? You also mentioned that he is very sincere about his study, and his behavior is...  Read Full »

What can be the cause for delay in responding and chewing problems in a 2.5 years old child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2.4 years old. He has still not started talking. He also does not follow instructions; hence it is very difficult to make him sit and teach him how to talk. He does not even follow us when we talk to him or try to make him learn or focus. He rarely responds to his name, when ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your history, I have a few queries. I am unable to make out if the hearing of your child is normal or not. This seems to be the most likely problem I feel. Because you have mentioned that he loves to watch and listen to songs, please make sure that the child is abl...  Read Full »

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