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Psychological Evaluation Summary For Adoptive Parents
Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren
A : A good court evaluator would take into consideration all aspects of the parental care of the minor child. It is certainly understandable that the circumstances described would create great stress for the custodial parent and could contribute to the mood disorder described. However, if that parent had custody for 16 years, it is reasonable to assume that the child is at least 16 years of age and certainly in many state jurisdictions has a say about which parent he/she wishes to live with. It is not stated why the long term custodial parent lost custody nor what the nature of the alleged abuse might have been. These are the very factors, especially the adolescent's viewpoint that a competent evaluator would be taking into account. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some suggestions: Since you are 46 i assume your parents are 60 - 70+. It is hard to make your parents get help. Here are a few back doors you can knock on for help. Alert elder services in their town to the issues and see what they have to offer. You can call their primary care physician and let them know that you are worried about their mental health. They will listen and may have ideas. ...Read more
Of course. but: There may be little you can do about their problems other than caring prompts that you wish they's find ways to feel more content. It's so much more important that you pay attention to your quality of life. If you feel that you could be doing better but can't do it yourself, find help of some sort. Most folk have left over issues from their childhood that need to be overcome. It's possible. Best! ...Read more
What psychological effects could my 3 year old have due to the absence of both his parents for two years?
Separation anxiety: A 3 year old is old enough to have bonded to both parents, assuming both have been consistently in his/her life. But he/she does not yet have abstract reasoning or the cognitive ability to understand "why" the parents are gone. And ability to soothe self is not fully developed. All these areas could lead to difficulty later. Results depend a lot on who'll care for the child during this time. ...Read more
The AAP, in your: Hometown, has a healthy child app that addresses sleep issues. In many cultures, the "family bed" is a necessity. Infants who learn to fall asleep in their own beds by 1-4 months consolidate sleep & night-wake less. Co-sleeping can impede a child's development of independent self-calming skills, if it's not a cultural norm. Family therapy would help everyone get to sleep in his/her own bed. ...Read more
Tell your doctor: This is important. I am not clear is your are saying amateur RA to mean rheumatoid arthritis or if something else is meant by ra. I am sure your parents love you and want to help you. If you do not feel you can directly go to them to get help, consider help from your doctor, a teacher , a minister or other religious figure that is meaningful to you or other community mental health resource. ...Read more
16 yrs 6 ft 3 and everybody laugh on me,i'm so close to suicide my parents are like 5 ft 9 Psychologically i'm Done i have nothing to lose, HELP ME?
You are not alone: My dear. All life including yours is precious. At your age with this issue it can be very painful as people can be so cruel. Coming from a former fat kid who was always teased and bullied I know your pain. It's not you with the problem. It is those who say and do hurtful things to you. Please call 800 273 8255 now. There is someone there who can help you. You have a whole life of greatness ahead ...Read more
Looking after my aged parents is the most emotionally taxing job i've ever done. How do I keep going without getting psychologically affected myself?
Caring for parents: It's important to also ask for help from others so that you get appropriate sleep, time "off, " and emotional support. There may be local support groups in your area, and you could find out about them. Local hospitals and clinics (including geriatric physicians' offices or home nursing services) may be able to direct you to these. Don't try to do it all alone! make sure you care for you too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Having very different parents by itself is not a risk factor and can even be considered positive.However its all in the delivery. The match between the parental personalities and yours is crucial. Its long been argued that giving mixed messages, putting children in binds of allsorts and a nnegative environment can contribute. Great questions to explore in therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband may have undiagnosed autism. How do we go about getting an evaluation? Is this psychological or neurological?
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