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Is There A Vaccination For A Child Who Has Social Withdrawal
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
12-18 months: Autism is by definition a derangement in social interaction, among other things. Most parents may not see autism symptoms for what they are until later, and those not familiar with the child may not recognize them either. But looking back, often you can see where the signs began before 1 year of age: not making good eye contact, or looking to mom for social cues. These become more obvious by 2 y. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Anxiety or mood prob: It depends on the person and circumstances. Sometimes social withdrawal that persists is a sign of an anxiety or depressive disorder. People who are more introverted tend to spend more time alone than extraverts. This is ok. But, if social withdrawal is associated with distress, seeing a psychologist or other mental health professional can help. ...Read more
Therapy or meds: Social anxiety is not uncommon. Many people see benefits from working with a counselor/therapist to find ways of dealing with these anxiety symptoms and developing better coping skills to handle them. For more severe cases medications can be very helpful. Also, there are a number of self-help books available on this topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapy can help: Reversing social withdrawal depends on a number of factors. All of those factors could be discussed with your doctor/therapist. Some cases of social withdrawal are caused by anxiety and shyness, others are caused by a reaction to traumatic events that makes it more difficult to be in certain social situations. Regardless of the cause, people can learn to gradually increase their socializing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Schizophrenia sympto: Symptoms are disorganized thinking/speech such as loosing train of thought or words incoherent , auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions or delusions of persecution, social withdrawal, poor hygiene, lack of motivation, poor judgement/attention/executive functions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapy or meds: Social anxiety is not uncommon. Many people see benefits from working with a counselor/therapist to find ways of dealing with these anxiety symptoms and developing better coping skills to handle them. For more severe cases medications can be very helpful. Also, there are a number of self-help books available on this topic. ...Read more
Maybe,: If it is the only thing happening, ie: no other symptoms, and if it doesn't last too long. But if there are other symptoms, changes in sleeping, eating or energy or if it drags on, it wouldn't hurt to have a psychiatric evaluation. A short course of psychotherapy may be all that is needed. ...Read more
Of course.: But it is not the healthiest way to deal with retirement, and can lead to a depressive episode. If the social withdrawal is the only symptom and it doesn't last too long, probably of no concern. But if other symptoms present, ie: changes in sleeping, appetite or energy or the withdrawal drags on, a psychiatric evaluation would not hurt and may be very helpful. ...Read more
If somebody has social withdrawal and apathy, does he have enough symptoms to have schizophrenia?
No: The schizophrenia diagnosis requires much more than apathy and social withdrawal. Usually, people diagnosed with schizophrenia suffer from reality-impairing symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. In some cases, cognition is severely impaired resulting in very disorganized and illogical thoughts and behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Introversion is more of a usual personality type of being inwardly tuned, whereas social withdrawal suggests a shift from being more socially engaged to becoming more socially isolated. The latter is usually more situational and suggestive of emotional discomfort. The line between the 2 may be blurry at times & can be clarified by exploring one's emotional state. ...Read more
A few: Substance abuse, especially with marijuana, sedative hypnotics, and opiates. Depression. Ptsd in a "numb" and dissociated phase; also dissociative disorders. Some forms of psychosis such as schizophrenia and psychotic depression. If you're describing yourself with these symptoms, please see your physician so that you can get help. Be well. ...Read more
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