Glossary for Behavior problems in adults
Medical terms related to Behavior problems in adults or mentioned in this section include:
- Adult ADHD: Adult ADHD, (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a common neurobehavioral developmental disorder with an onset in childhood that continues into adulthood. Children do not simply grow out of ADHD, as is often believed. Just the opposite is commonly true - the symptoms of ADHD often get worse as a child grows into adulthood.
The predominant behaviors of adult ADHD are the same as in children and include:
These behaviors result in difficulties with:
- Remaining focused on a task or activity
- Controlling behavior
- Hyperactivity or over-activity
The symptoms of adult ADHD can be treated, but there currently is no cure for the disorder. Most people with ADHD can be successfully treated and lead normal, productive lives at home, work, school and with friends and family.
The cause or causes of ADHD are not yet known, although researchers believe that genes may be one factor in the development of the disease. It is most likely that the disorder is the result of a combination of elements, including environmental factors, traumatic head injuries, nutrition, and social influences.
- Aggression: Overly aggressive behavior.
- Alcohol abuse: Excessive alcohol as a symptom of other conditions
- Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
- Anti-Social Personality Disorder: A psychiatric condition characterized by chronic behavioral and social problems which often involves criminal behaviour.
- Anxiety disorder: A mental condition that is characterized by anxiety and avoidance behaviours
- Behavior problems at work: difficulty in adjusting with the surroundings
- Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
- Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
- Borderline Personality Disorder: Mental condition with behavioral and emotional problems.
- Brain damage: A condition which is characterized by damage to the brain resulting in a decrease in function
- Dementia: Mental confusion and impaired thought.
- Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
- Drug abuse: Drug use as a symptom of other conditions
- Dysthymia: Chronic depression usually associated with elderly people suffering stress from a variety of causes.
- Emotional symptoms: Symptoms affecting the emotions.
- Grief or loss: The normal emotional response that occurs to an external loss
- Hepatic encephalopathy: Caused by marked liver disease that results in disturbances of consciousness
- Inattention: Lack of attention or reduced attention span.
- Irritability: Excessive feelings of annoyance or frustration.
- Lead encephalopathy:
- Mania: Inappropriately euphoric mood usually with hyperactivity and other symptoms.
- Mens health symptoms: Symptoms closely related to men's health.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Panic attack: A condition which is characterized by an acute episode of intense anxiety
- Personality disorder: Any of a group of disorders that affect ones personality
- Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
- Psychiatric symptom: Psychiatric mental health symptoms such as psychosis.
- Restlessness: state of overactive restlessness
- Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
- Society problems: Difficulty interacting in society.
- Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
- Women's health symptoms: Symptoms related to women's health.
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