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How Do You Treat A Child With Kleptomania
Therapy: If your child is just "taking a walk on the wild side" good discipline techniques work fine. However if he is pathologically stealing all the time, he needs play therapy. There is almost always a root cause, an instability or a feeling of inadequacy. Kleptomania is antisocial behavior, and can stem from bullying, instability at home, and a host of other social and psychological traumas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pinworms: Until recently, mebendezole (vermox) 100mg chewable tablet once for affected patient and all household members was considered the drug of choice. Now that drug is no longer being produced, Albendazole (albenza)10/mg/kg (400 mg max dose)once is a good alternative. Washing all bed linens in very hot water to destroy eggs shed during the worm's nocturnal emergence is traditionally recommended. ...Read more
Seriously: Ataxia suggests that there is a serious problem in the cerebellum, part of the brain. It needs neurological investigation. Sometimes there is a biochemical reason involving energy metabolism and this should be considered if neurologica studies do not find a reason such as a tumor. ...Read more
Depressive sx's may: Include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. It is best if this diagnosis be made via psychiatric assessment (vice self- diagnosis). ...Read more
Aggressive child: It really depends on what is causing the behavior.Abnormal development? Poor communication skills? Stress? Frustration? Once the underlying factor for the behavior is identified, behavioral intervention, parent skill training are helpful.Medications are sometimes indicated in severe or specific cases. ...Read more
Honesty and caring.: Mental disorders are difficult to treat in the best of circumstances. Part of the problem is the person may not believe that they have a problem. Give honest feedback about their behavior, mood, thinking; that they do/do not seem like their usual self. Speak honestly, offer to listen if they want to talk about medications or their frustrations. Remember, medications are tools for a better life. ...Read more
Severity: If a person is so depressed, he or she becomes suicidal, or so depressed that he or she is not eating or caring for themselves, or so depressed that they become psychotic and lose touch with reality- then inpatient psychiatric hospitilization is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Establishing rapport: With the patient is essential . In addition family involvement can help. ...Read more
What else is there to do when you have a child with adhd, and you don't want the child to take medication?
Change lifestyle: Provide structure at all times, firm and loving limit setting, break down commands to single ones, modify his diet, avoid sugary drinks and snacks, processed foods and food colorings. You may want to try omegas and never neglect therapy, behavior modification and time management skills. You need the guidance of teachers, therapists and nutritionists. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Do not over-protect: And, do not visibly worry yourself. Instead, empower the child. Build strength & confidence. Safely and gradually, expose and enrich thru enthusiasm & a "can-do" approach to life. If you don't see progress, get expert professional help. ...Read more
Difficult: Do not expect any real warmth from the person; if they can still express it, that's good. If one is a family member, make sure the other family members do not buy into their insanity or think it is spiritual. Any signs of violence, get away by whatever means. Remain caregiver only if you can handle a difficult, thankless and sometimes dangerous task. Require they accept medication. Good luck. ...Read more
I would like to know if anyone lives with a spouse with erectile disorder and how they cope. Can it be treated?
A bipolar person can make others lives miserable. What do you do when the bipolar person refuses to see a doctor or take medicine?
Hard choices: Not an easy position. The depth of the relationship is key. If shallow, keep a safe distance. If deep, consider supportive therapy for yourself or a group like Alanon. You can try to calmly talk about how YOU are impacted and the choices you face but there's been little success in arguing another adult into Tx. If it's a child - you can assert legal responsibility, but it's easier in family tx. ...Read more
Fetal alcohol syndro: Early childhood interventions and educational programs designed to build on strengths help children with any disabilities. Because children with FAS were born with problems shriner's children's hospitals sometimes provide care for even the neediest children. Most states mandate early testing to tailor educational interventions to the child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cooling measures: By overheating, does that mean that they are in a hot place or they are playing sports? Generally getting to a cooler place, removing and making clothing loose and drinking fluids like pedialyte or gatorade are helpful. Overheating can be very serious and if the child is confused or very red in color this would be serious and need to be seen by a doctor immediately ...Read more
Depends on the stage: Low stage disease, which occurs mainly in very young infants, at times needs surgical resection followed by observation (no chemo). More advanced stages or neuroblastoma occuring in older children usually requires surgery and chemo. Very high risk disease (based on many factors) requires chemo, high dose chemo, stem cell infusion, radiation and more chemo. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shyness not illness: Shyness is not an illness; it is a personality trait. However, sometimes there are underlying issues related to anxiety that need to be treated. If it seems to be a more serious problem, please do not label your child "shy". Try not to put your child "on the spot". Help build up your child's self-esteem and give your child plenty of encouragement. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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