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How to cope as an adult survivor of child abuse?

How to cope as an adult survivor of child abuse?

Thanks for asking: It must be very hard to reach out after suffering for many years. I have (and am) in your shoes. That trauma is never forgotten, but you can learn to go on despite and in spite of what you lived through - I have that personal experience. It takes therapy, though, to have someone skilled in abuse counseling to help you put it in your rearview mirror, instead of staring at you head on. Seek a pro! ...Read more

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Clinical Psychology (Definition)

Clinical psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability. A clinical psychologist ...Read more


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How typical is it for high functioning autistic adults to live with their parents?

How typical is it for high functioning autistic adults to live with their parents?

Depends : High functioning individuals may still struggle with the skills needed to completely live independently and require additional help. If they do not live in an area that has services for adults this role may completely fall to the parents. If they are fortunate there may be supervised adult housing and vocational training that will lead to increased independence. ...Read more

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How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

Talk to others: Coping with a disabled (or "differently-abled") child can be difficult if you do it alone. Gather as much information as possible about the disability. Seek assistance through support groups from your local hospital or doctor's office, national organizations or the internet (research the credibility of the website.) talk with friends, counselors, your physician, and clergy for support. ...Read more

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How many years does it take to become a child or adolescent psychiatrist?

How many years does it take to become a child or adolescent psychiatrist?

A lot: In order to become a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, you will need 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 5-6 years of post-graduate medical training in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry. ...Read more

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What does a psychiatric nurse specializing in children and adolescents do?

What does a psychiatric nurse specializing in children and adolescents do?

APN: I think you're talking about an advanced nurse practitioner, rns with extra training, in most states supervised by psychiatrists. Apn's can diagnose and prescribe medications as well as refer to a psychiatrist if it is out of his or her league. I supervise two apns, who do a great job. Ask about who is the supervising doc and be sure they are really supervised. ...Read more

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How do you prevent a child from becoming an adult with antisocial personality disorder?

How do you prevent a child from becoming an adult with antisocial personality disorder?

Psych evaluation: If your suspicions are right that your child may have antisocial behavior, i recommend that he/she consult a psychologist or psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis. Psychotherapy will be part of the management plus medication. ...Read more

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How to fix a preteen or teen child's insomnia without the use of medications?

How to fix a preteen or teen child's insomnia without the use of medications?

Pediatric insomnia: The important question before treatment recommendations may be given would be the exact nature of the symptoms. There are various forms of pediatric insomnia each with their own behavioral treatment. I would recommend seeing a pediatric sleep specialist. ...Read more

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How to evict adult child with mental problems?

How to evict adult child with mental problems?

Avvo.Com: I would like to refer you to avvo.Com which is a legal site. It will enable you to obtain information from a lawyer in your area for free. ...Read more

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How can someone with schizophrenia take care of children?

How can someone with schizophrenia take care of children?

Adequate treatment: Schizophrenia is a highly treatable disorder much of the time. People with the disorder who respond well to treatment are as capable as most of us of parenting. They may need more of a support system to watch out for returning symptoms, because parenting is stressful. But parental instincts are not impaired by the disorder. ...Read more

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How young can you first notice the social differences of an autistic child?

How young can you first notice the social differences of an autistic child?

Very early: Many autistic children do not interact normally with caretakers starting shortly after birth. This, however, varies greatly because the condition call autism actually involves a wide range of disorders. ...Read more

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I have a sister who has problem of gambling- how to treat the compusive behaivor.?

I have a sister who has problem of gambling-
how to treat the compusive behaivor.?

Gambling: Gambling is a highly self destructive addictive behavior that often has severe consequences. Confronting and getting the addict to see the problem, helping them to break down their denial of the problem, and then holding them accountable to get the help that they need, and keeping them away from temptation. Gambling is not worth losing your family, destroying your finances, and your credit score. ...Read more

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Do you treat leukemia differently in a child than an adult?

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Do you treat leukemia differently in a child than an adult?

More intensive chemo: Yes, chemotherapy regimens for pediatric acute leukemia are usually much more intensive and the dose usually is higher than the chemo for adult patients. Children are much tougher than how they look . They get higher dose of chemo and more intensive , but they tolerate them very well and would bounch back right away. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a child psychiatrist and an adult psychiatrist besides just age of patients?

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What's the difference between a child psychiatrist and an adult psychiatrist besides just age of patients?

Not much: Other than patient age, child psychiatrists are usually more comfortable with developmental issues like learning disorders, adhd, as well as illnesses in context of family. ...Read more

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How young can one first notice the social differences of an autistic child?

See below: Some signs maybe observable in infancy. An infant that does not enjoy being held or enjoy being comforted, maybe displaying early signs. However, those things can be normal. Most children will show more recognizable signs between 15 to 24 months of age. ...Read more

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How can an adult overcome a learning disability he's had for so long?

How can an adult overcome a learning disability he's had for so long?

Let's talk: The type, severity, & pervasiveness of the ld will determine its treatment. Obviously, the ld needs to be described & appropriate interventions made. Yes, it's possible to overcome a long standing ld if the patient has the desire and fortitude to try. Many appropriate accommodations occur in ld patients, some of which they are entirely unaware of. Seek help from developmental doc & therapists. ...Read more

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Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?

Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?

Depends: It depends on the type of meningitis, the age during the illness, ANS the severity of the illness. Uncomplicated viral meningitis should leave no long term symptoms. ...Read more

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At what age does a child commonly get adhd?

At what age does a child commonly get adhd?

Do not get it: ADHD is a neurochemical disorder of the brain, probably there during gestation. Doctors are reluctant to diagnose ADHD before age 5 years, especially in boys. It is possible to acquire ADHD symptoms from brain injury, brain infections or taking medications that have the symptoms as a side effect. ...Read more

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Can someone with schizophrenia take care of small children?

Can someone with schizophrenia take care of small children?

It depends: Often times, if a person with schizophrenia is well controlled with medication in terms of his or her symptoms; then that person is really able to do just about anything, including caring for kids. There are doctors who have schizophrenia. It is only when someone with schizophrenia has an exacerbation of their illness, that could cause some compromise in such areas of responsibility as child care. ...Read more

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How can we find a suitable child psychiatrist experienced in bipolar in children?

Ask around: You can do an internet search. Ask around your area for references. Call major medical centers near you or ones like mayo, hopkins and ask if they know anyone in your area. The aap website may also be able to help you find someone in your area. Hopefully your pediatrician also has a good referral. ...Read more