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Doctor insights on: Good Metaphors About Raising Someone Elses Kids

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Why do high functioning autistics get so mad if you try to take away their obsessive activity(for family friend who was diagnosed as child)?

Why do high functioning autistics get so mad if you try to take away their obsessive activity(for family friend who was diagnosed as child)?

Think of...: ...Something you depend on for your well-being, and someone taking that away. How would you like it if someone took away your toothbrush? They feel the same way about their favorite activities. ...Read more

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Age 23,social anxiety like someone watching me writting,supervises me,hands shake at that time,was at bad school,now 23 in college,still same,wt cause?

Age 23,social anxiety like someone watching me writting,supervises me,hands shake at that time,was at bad school,now 23 in college,still same,wt cause?

Anxiety Disorder: Sounds like you have an anxiety disorder. I suggest you contact a therapist who can coach you on some ways to handle your anxiety. Once you start feeling successful at handling it, it will decrease. ...Read more

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Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?

Adult temper tantrums? Rage? Anger? Who can help someone with them and not inform authorities?

Seek Tx: Usually information you provide during treatment stays confidential. However, there are some limits to confidentiality with being in danger to yourself or others are some of them. If you feel you cannot control your sx anymore, either dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, you might want to consider making an appointment with psychiatrist and psychologist to start your treatment. ...Read more

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Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read more

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What can a sister do..when her brother is ruining his life on phone chatting with a stranger girl neglecting studies.parents not taking solid action.?

What can a sister do..when her brother is ruining his life on phone chatting with a stranger girl neglecting studies.parents not taking solid action.?

Have a dialogue: As an adult sister, you have an obligation to be the support system for your brother, independent of your parents. If he is that deeply involved already, talking him out of it seems far fetched. Have a straight talk with him that you are interested to know this girl and throw the ball to him that you want to make sur eshe is good to him, which is not to make him neglect his studies and graduate. ...Read more

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Would ssri benefit 11 years old boy who has sever anxiety, phobia, and ocd. While the most talkative at home, he is not talking in public or school.

Would ssri benefit 11 years old boy who has sever anxiety, phobia, and ocd. While the most talkative at home, he is not talking in public or school.

Anxiety/ Phobia: Hopefully he has been evaluated by a child psychiatrist. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoeducation of parents and child, school intervention, and medications, such as ssris ( 1st line tr); 2nd line-benzodiazepines for short term; 3rd line-- buspirone. If every thing fails antipsychotics may be useful in high levels of agitation. Cbt are the best supported interventions. Early tr improves prog. ...Read more

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How do you comfort someone whose child just died?

With honest feeling: The grieving parent does need the tolerance and support of their frients. It is important to state the obvious, you are concerned for how they are and express the desire to help if you can. Avoid the disasterous " i know how you feel" unless you went thru the exact same thing. Keep in contact periodicly with spontaneous calls, don't expect them to reach out to you. ...Read more

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Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more

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5 m.old baby loves all who plays with her.Is it normal?As her 1.8 m old cousins afraid others except mom&dad&grandma&nanny,even grandpa who sees daily

5 m.old baby loves all who plays with her.Is it normal?As her 1.8 m old cousins afraid others except mom&dad&grandma&nanny,even grandpa who sees daily

Variable issue: It is common for infants to accept anyone in their environment until 6-9 months when they usually develop preference for their primary caretakers. If they become selective early it is not a problem. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction? Do they bond with family members?

Can someone with schizoid pd seem outgoing and socially engaged, despite a lack of sincere emotional interaction?  Do they bond with family members?

Schizoid PD: People with schizoid pd consistently lack desire for intimate human connection. They may have families and jobs, but keep people at a distance. They mostly appear cold and dull in affect. They would be unlikely to seem outgoing or socially engaged, but are able to respond to carefully selected others whom they need intensely. Some of these could be family. ...Read more

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Can you report child abuse if someone else is smoking around their young children?

Can you report child abuse if someone else is smoking around their young children?

Yes: You can report it, but the authorities may not take the report if the smoking person isn't responsible for the care of the child at the time. ...Read more

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22mth son obsessed with nmbers wants rubber digits1-9 ALWAYS with him, wails without them, asks for number songs. He Speaks well. Is this aspergers?

22mth son obsessed with nmbers wants rubber digits1-9 ALWAYS with him, wails without them, asks for number songs. He Speaks well. Is this aspergers?

Could be but first: research Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). On the other hand, your son is not even two, so let's not be too alarmed. Kids go through stages, and the stages change rapidly--the younger the more rapid the changes. Be patient and indulge him. What you describe is not harmful, just different. Consult with other parents, or if you are still concerned, a pediatrician or child psychologist. ...Read more

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Anger issues with 7 year old boy my child can't get along with anyone friends he shows fits of rage frequently. The kids in school don't hang around with him his 2 best friends don't even want to be with him constantly upsetting household. We've tried ev

Anger issues with 7 year old boy my child can't get along with anyone friends he shows fits of rage frequently.  The kids in school don't hang around with him his 2 best friends don't even want to be with him constantly upsetting household. We've tried ev

You : You should give your child's doctor a call and ask for a referral to a child psychologist, psychiatrist or behavioral specialist. You are not alone in dealing with your son's behavior (i have had many parents come to me with similar situations and concerns to yours). A behavioral specialist can help find better ways for your son to express his feelings and for your family to cope with his outbursts. They may be able to suggest new ways of dealing with his behavior. There will probably not be any quick fixes, but with continual therapy and consistent parenting, he will improve over time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Y do people guilt a suicidal person to think of their loved ones, instead of living for themselves? It's like no one cares how the patient feels.

Y do people guilt a suicidal person to think of their loved ones, instead of living for themselves? It's like no one cares how the patient feels.

Loss by suicide: Suicidal impulses are frequently part of illnesses such as depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, addiction, etc. With treatment, the suicidality remits. Disdaining one's life is not a human being's natural or normal state. People do care about how the patient feels -- and to help him/her get treatment! recognizing the painfulness of losing someone to suicide is just fact, not "guilting.". ...Read more

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How do we tell our kids about playing with others with guns?

How do we tell our kids about playing with others with guns?

Great Question: There is an excellent program called eddie eagle that the nra sponsors. You can likely find a course in the area. It teaches four principles if they see a gun: stop! don’t touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult. As your kids get older, they should take a gun safety course. That will teach them fundamentals of firearm safety and limit their curiosity later should they encounter a weapon. ...Read more

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2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?

2 adult sisters who are bipolar constantly argue with everyone,have temper tantrums, make threats to leave. Unfortunately, will stay 1 mo. Strategy?

Tell them your : household rules before they come or as soon as they arrive. Ask them how they'll get their meds refilled while with you. Tell them you love them, but if their mood disorders are not stabilized, you need their doctors to refer & send records to a psychiatrist & psychologist in your town. Discuss what you'll do if their BPD disrupts family function. Get written permission to talk to their doctors. ...Read more

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