Behavior and Emotional Changes and Disorders
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There are certain emotional and behavioral changes in a person that can be red flags of an underlying psychiatric problem that may need assessment. Usually such emotional changes are acceptable and within time, a person experiencing them will adapt and life go on as usual.
However, there are some emotional and behavioral changes that may be due to some underlying psychiatric disorders. In this case, there is every reason to address such changes sooner rather than later to address and treat the underlying condition.
Back in the day when I was in college
When I was at college, a close friend of mine started to show some abnormal behavior. This friend, I didn’t know had earlier in his life been traumatized by child abuse. We were in the second year in college when he started spending most of his time in the entertainment room.
Nonetheless, I thought that the change was because he really liked soccer and being a soccer fan too, I sort of understood this. At first, I saw nothing wrong about his sudden change, but later I realized that the situation was getting out of control.
Eventually my friend gradually moved into the entertainment room and seldom slept in his own room. Attending classes became an issue because he didn’t sleep well and this made me worry more. It was through the intervention of friends and the college administration that he accepted to go to hospital for a checkup.
After a full assessment medics eventually gave a diagnosis of PTSD Anxitey Disorder.
Such behavioral and emotional changes that may be common in preschool kids and teenagers as well as adults. Such changes can result from psychiatric issues that may need treatment as soon as possible.
As I re-purpose this website, I’ve decided to address the issue of cognitive and behavior disorders that affect various people. I will be looking at various underlying conditions and disorders that prompt people to act differently to usual.
Already there are some interesting stories about such behavior that I have published here. But I will be seeking to publish substantiated and medical facts about the management of such disorders and what is in store for the future of patients. You can access posts by clicking through the various topics below.
Coping with Bipolar Disorder
It was in my fourth year of marriage when I noticed that my husband was behaving rather strangely. Firstly, he would stay up for hours at night reading or just playing computer games.
This was something he never did before and initially made me very angry.
This was because, at times, I felt that he was rejecting me or that he no longer loved me. As a matter of fact, I did not understand any of it and since I was nursing our daughter who was then a year and half old, I felt sad and alone.
Whenever I tried to confront him
He would just ignore me and keep quiet. This never went down well with me. I felt that I may need to end our marriage. But before I did that, I decided to enlist the help of a marriage counsellor to try and salvage the marriage. I tried to talk to my husband about the issue of visiting a professional counsellor to help us address our issues since he was not ready to be open about what he was going through. But he was vehemently in opposition to the decision.
Furthermore, I didn’t know what I could do. Even his brother whom my husband had a lot of respect for could not get him to open up about what was wrong with him.
About four months since the start of this strange behavior I found my husband sobbing alone in the sitting room at midnight. He looked so pale and scared that I felt sorry for him. But I also felt very scared because I had no idea what he was going through or how how to help him.
Support for People With Behavior Disorders
As I hugged him, I spoke to him about seeing a psychiatrist so that he could be checked for depression. However, he was adamant that he did not need any help.
However, I really needed to help him. That morning I called a friend to seek advice. Then I realized that all along, since the strange behavior started, I had distanced myself from my husband. Hence, there was not much chance of connecting with him. I needed to start showing him love, care and support if he was going to listen to me and accept help.
For the next few days
Therefore, I made sure that we were together. I took him to dinner in our favorite hotel where we were engaged. At weekends, I left our daughter with the nanny and went with him to the gym for workouts or we would do outdoor activities together.
During the time I was showing him support, I realized that he was brightening up. He was coping with the situation better and even had a smile from time to time. However, there was still something strange about him. He would still intermittently get mood swings. There were times that he would be happy, and then, all of a sudden, his mood would dampen as if he had remembered something awful.
Importance of Early Behavior Treatment
Eventually, with a lot of support, my husband agreed to see a mental health specialist. The psychiatrist initially diagnosed him with anxiety attacks and gave him some anti-anxiety drugs to help him suppress the overwhelming panic attacks.
In addition, the psychiatrist also discussed some natural ways to relieve anxiety. So, there was an improvement in the short term but the anti-anxiety drugs did not completely resolve the situation.
They helped for a while and we made some changes in his diet to help with anxiety.
My husband was now experiencing repeated ups and downs. The panic attacks had become more diverse and would recur often.
After about six months of using the meds
We talked about going back to the psychiatrist. When we were there we spoke about how intense the attacks had become and the need to do a thorough psychological evaluation to diagnose the underlying issue. This was at the point when my husband was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
In addition, he was given antidepressants and behavioral therapy. We also sought family therapy to help people who love my husband understand and cope with some of the issues.
A little bit about the New Owner
Hi, I’m Dr. Halls a practising Canadian Radiologist, with a lot of different interests. I have two large reference websites on breast cancer and lung cancer. I also have a very large website on weight loss and other health issues at:-
halls.md. As part of this site I have several other, more in-depth, posts on anxiety disorders that may be of interest including:-
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD: A look at this distressing and debilitating anxiety disorder. Discover the truth behind OCD.
- GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Free floating anxiety? No rest from the worries and anxiety about anything and everything? This post is for you.
- Social Anxiety Disorder: Also called social phobia. All the latest research on all aspects of this disorder.
- Bipolar Disorder: Separating the facts from the fiction.
- Specific Phobias, social phobia and agarophobia.
- Probiotics for anxiety
- Index of all our Weight Loss Posts
- Index of Healing Foods for Weight Loss
- Full list of ALL our Diet Posts
- Index of Articles on Anxiety
- Full list of Body Mass Index and Calculators
- Height and Weight Articles
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