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School Phobia Avoidance
Grade school phobia: Absolutely! for a variety of reasons (unpleasant experiences in school, or extreme insecurity/reluctance/fear of leaving home) can result in school phobia. Common manifestations are recurrent abdominal pain or headache occuring only in the morning and only on school days (so that the child doesn't have to go to school). . If the problem is correctly diagnosed, behavioral treatment is effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more
My child recently ignoring his school or may be he is suffering from school phobia how to overcome this please help ?
Could be: School avoidance or school phobia is not uncommon. Taking to the child can give some clues as to what ma be causing ot or sometimes a professional counselor or psychologist can help figure it out. Unless there is some harm happening at the school what is important is to get the child gonig back to school as soon as possible as it tends to get worse the longer it goes on. So get help if stuck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: Follow advice to see child psychologist & psychiatrist. Ask school counsellor about bullying or other precipitating event & ask for teacher reports of behavior change. See your pediatrician with your child. Give date of onset, school reports, report cards & any reason your child might worry about parents/siblings. Don't allow child to stay home. Allow psych md & phd to talk to school re : an iep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there a good way to deal with exponentially worsening phobia-based anxiety when i'm at school 4 hours from home and can't see my doctors?
Noncompliance : If you have a thyroid disorder, nothing is likely to help. If you are depressed and not taking an antidepressant, do your doctors know? They should be notified. I would recommend that you be honest with yourself and your doctors. You should have a doctor at school monitor your meds if you are going to be away from home, and you should get a therapist at school as well. Contact student health serv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter of 5 once had a stairs phobia now has school and flying insect phobia what wd the reason be and how do I tackle pls?
Specific phobias, : Separation anxiety, ocd, & other anxiety disorders of preschool onset differ from " normal" childhood fears in that they impede the child's daily functioning. Genetics + environment +a cautious, quiet, shy temperament =the reason. A child psychologist assesses overall development, does (exposure-response avoidance) therapy & teaches you to manage, rather than reinforce, anxiety-driven behaviors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a phobia of coming home from school cause of an incidentplease someone help!?
My 14years old son has a phobia meeting people even at school.Every day he has stress &particularly before going to school with painful stomach&diarri?
Change Ur Son's Life: I suspect that w/the right help now u can not only get ur son back on track w/school, but change course of his life. Find anxiety expert who specializes in working w/kids/teens using behavioral & cognitive-behavioral techniques. Also ensure expert is skilled in family therapy: i'd want ur entire family involved. Expert will assess & help put 2gether plan w/u & ur son. See http://on.Wsj.Com/14ruxaq. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would ssri benefit 11 years old boy who has sever anxiety, phobia, and ocd. While the most talkative at home, he is not talking in public or school.
Anxiety/ Phobia: Hopefully he has been evaluated by a child psychiatrist. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoeducation of parents and child, school intervention, and medications, such as ssris ( 1st line tr); 2nd line-benzodiazepines for short term; 3rd line-- buspirone. If every thing fails antipsychotics may be useful in high levels of agitation. Cbt are the best supported interventions. Early tr improves prog. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Phobia V Panic: A phobic response occurs when you are specifically exposed to a stimulus that causes you to experience anxiety. A a panic attack occurs out of the blue in a situation where you would not expect to be uncomfortable. If you feel that your phobia is random, perhaps you are referring to panic attacks? Treatment for both respond well to cbt and pharmacotherapy when needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If not treated: Phobias will usually persist lifelong unless they are addressed head on. Patients who avoid whatever they fear, will likely suffer the rest of their life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is highly effective treatment for phobias, including gradual and progressive exposure to whatever patient fears. Please get your Phobia addressed asap. ...Read more
Unreasonable fears: If you have unreasonable fears about bugs and avoid them more than is warranted or more than other people do, you may have a bug phobia. Persistent fear, avoidance, reaction out of proportion to true danger, irrational fears, interference with daily function--all of these factors are seen with phobias. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Irrational fear?: Phobias are considered irrational or excessive fears that cause physical and psychological discomfort. If this describes your problem, cognitive-behavioral therapy (especially exposure therapy) can help. ...Read more
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