• Self-stimulatory behavior or attempts to comfort themselves instead of turning to adults
• Developmental delay, failure to thrive, poor weight gain, thin extremities, protruding abdomen
• Hoarding or stealing of food
• Chronic tiredness or drowsiness; falling asleep in school
• Dirty, unwashed, foul body odor, unchanged diapers, etc.
• Awkward peer relationships, half-hearted attempts at play
• A variety of behavioral problems, due to lack of limits from caregivers
• A child who is remote, withdrawn, compliant, detached, and unresponsive to engagement
• Ambivalent, insecure attachment patterns
• Regressive behavior
• "Frozen watchfulness"
• Aggressive or hyperactive behavior
• Difficulty concentrating
• Lying, stealing, fighting, angry outbursts, aggression, drug use, truancy, social withdrawal, anxiety, depression, or dissociative episodes (Important to rule out abuse before viewing this as antisocial behavior or Conduct Disorder)
A medical doctor should evaluate clients if the clients have any of the following:
• Sudden cognitive changes, such as mood or personality
• History of head trauma
• No prior history of a psychological disorder
• Physical symptoms without presence of a known medical diagnosis (including, but not limited to, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, sleeping issues, eating issues, pain, and restlessness)
• Depression that occurs for the first time after age 55
• Rashes, swelling, drooping eyelid, facial tic
Cause: Brain injury caused by direct impact or secondary indirect injuries
Medical Symptoms: Cognitive impairments, dizziness, headaches, difficulty sleeping, vomiting, numbness, loss of consciousness
Psychiatric Symptoms: Irritability, depression, anger, rage, behavioral problems (e.g., impulsivity, aggression, hyperactivity, and cognitive deficits)
Cause: Degeneration of neurons in the brain
Medical Symptoms: Movement abnormalities (e.g., tremors [often a resting tremor in the hands], rigidity, akinesia [muscle rigidity], and bradykinesia [slowness of motion])
Psychiatric Symptoms: Cognitive changes, depression, impaired memory and concentration, slowed psychomotor activity, anxiety (e.g., social phobia and panic disorder), restricted affect, fatigue; Hallucinations and delusions can also arise either spontaneously or in association with mood disturbances although this usually only develops late in the disease process.
Cause: A bacterial infection often from a deer tick bite Medical Symptoms: Joint pain, flu-like symptoms, neurological problems, large rash
Psychiatric Symptoms: Depression, mania, delirium, dementia, psychosis, obsessions and compulsions, panic attacks, and personality change.
abstract reasoning, appearance, attitude, behavior, mood/affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perceptions, cognition, insight, judgment The test is designed to assess DSM-5 related disorders. The test measures 15 personality scales (Schizoid, Avoidant, Melancholic, Dependent, Histrionic, Turbulent, Narcissistic, Antisocial, Sadistic, Compulsive, Negativistic, Masochistic, Schizotypal, Borderline, and Paranoid.), and 10 clinical syndrome scales (Anxiety, Somatoform, Bipolar: Manic, Persistent Depressive, Alcohol Use, Drug Use, PTSD, Thought Disorder, Major Depression, and Delusional Disorder). irritability, anger or aggression, nervousness or anxiety, sleep difficulty (insomnia), decreased appetite or weight loss, restlessness, depressed mood, stomach pain, shakiness/tremors, sweating, fever, chills, and/or headache.