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How Can I Help My Husband Manage His Anxiety About The Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
1 simple tip-: count to 10 before acting on an urge to impulsively harm someone physically or emotionally. Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you cool your jets. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is excellent for dealing w anger > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age: Very young children feel your stress when you become angry or are unable to carry out normal activities--ie their meals, structured sleep, play etc. So despite your stress keep their day as normal as possible, if you feel angry or abusive, get help, separate yourself for a short time. Older children, be honest with them, try to give them some task to help you, and praise them when they do. ...Read more
Anxiety: Be frank, open & sincere. Describe your symptoms, family history, prior treatments & what triggers symptoms. ...Read more
If he is not already: In treatment, that would be a great place to start. He can see his physician for a medical work up of his symptoms. Seeing a psychiatrist or a psychologist may be beneficial. Cognitive behavioral therapy is often quite beneficial for depression and some people may need psychiatric medications as well. Take care. ...Read more
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Kindness: You're kind to want to help her with her anxiety. If she has not had a professional evaluation and diagnosis, that's a good place to start. A professional can determine whether she meets criteria for an anxiety disorder. Her doctor will then work with her to develop a treatment plan to eliminate the problem. If you can play a role in her treatment plan she can let you know. ...Read more
What can I do if my 9 year old nephew has adhd, anxiety, and depression. What can I do to help him?
Love him for who he : Is. Spend time with him - encourage him to talk about things he likes (even if it would be boring to an adult). Offer to baby sit once in a while so that his parents get a break. Taking care of children with special needs is exhausting. Think out side the box, in terms of things that would be fun, educational or soothing for him. I am so glad that you asked this question. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to him: If you think he functions better on his medication, then tell him so. Some people with adhd cannot tell that the medication helps, but it may be obvious to others that it does. Sometimes, just hearing it from someone else will help him realize that it makes a positive difference. ...Read more
My girlfriend has anxiety and depression caused by it. I'm wondering what i can do to help myself stay strong to help her and what i can do to helpher?
Lend Her Your Ear: A common complaint i hear from my patients who suffer from depression/anxiety is, "no one listens to me or understands me". Educate yourself about her diagnosis. Ask her what she needs, then listen carefully to her reply. Provide a non-judgemental, compassionate, safe environment for her. The following website will provide invaluable info: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/index.Shtml. Good luck to both. ...Read more
Group acitivities: Adhd children get bored too easily and bored kids often get in trouble. Get him involved in sports activities, anything. Make sure it is often and regularly done! minimized tv/video games etc...Avoid energy drinks etc.. It may be difficult at first, but will get better in few wks. Also, consult doc for possible treatment, as some do need them. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Directly: End of life decisions are extremely important in people of all ages and health conditions. The best way to approach these matters is directly - it is important not only for you to find out what his end of life wishes are, but for you to inform him of yours. Printing out advanced directives paperwork to discuss is a good place to start for initiating this conversation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Learn more: I would suggest you and he learn as much as you can about his mother's diagnosis. Perhaps her condition and prognosis isn't as bad as you may think. Check out the American Cancer Society website for excellent support information: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/index Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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