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Signs Of Social Anxiety In Children
What kind of struggles in life has adolescents and young adults with severe cases of panic disorder?
PANIC DISORDERS: They are always on the look out for anything to happen.Causes of panic attack are sometimes minor for them to react. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Symptoms of Soc Anx: Fear of one or more social situations in which the person may be exposed to scrutiny, fear of embarassing self. The feared situations cause high anxiety or panic attack, the situations are strongly avoided, and the person (usually) understands that the fear is unreasonable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: Cognitive problems are quite different than social problems. The causes for each or both are many. There can be physical conditions as well as emotional disorders. Without knowing more precisely which problems you are referring to, it is difficult to give a proper answer. I would start with discussing the concerns with the child's pediatrician. ...Read more
Withdrawl: Mental heath issues in children are difficult to diagnose and need to be taken seriously. Aggression, withdrawal, excessive worry, lack of interest, school avoidance can all be signs of problems. If the behaviors are causing the child problems with peers, at school or at home they should be discussed with your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grief vs depression: Grief and extreme sadness are a normal reaction to the loss of a parent. Depression may also be triggered by this type of loss. I would recommend seeing a therapist to help work through the grief and determine if there is depression present independent of the grief. If there is difficulty functioning in daily life past a month it may be depression on top of the grief. Therapy helps both. ...Read more
Social skills: To simplify the pateint is retaught social skills in the social skills training. ...Read more
See below...: Irritability, racing speech, little sleep with no apparent fatigue, poor judgment, increased risk-taking behavior, hypersexuality, delusions, hallucinations. Other disorders often mistaken for teenage bipolar disorder include adhd, conduct disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), schizophrenia. A specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist, is best positioned to interpret such symptoms. ...Read more
Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Outdated Term: Tho' still a billing code, Academic Underachievement Disorder is not a mental disorder in the DSM-V. Public Education law no longer requires schools to test for an ability- achievement discrepancy in kids whose academic progress is lower & slower than expected. To determine underlying causes , take the child to (neuro)psychologist & a Development/Behavioral Pediatrician or Child Psychiatrist. ...Read more
Can the usage of social media contribute to mental disorders or are these mental disorders already present before usage of social media?
We are living in a: "Brave New World" with both amazing opportunities and dangers. Social media, like social interactions can be assets enhancing lives and improving mental health or deficits contributing to and increasing mental disorders. On one hand anonymousness and lack of oversight of social media can lead to bullying and abuse. When used for social good, it can lead to wonderful encounters and accomplishments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child and family: The easy answer is genetics, biology (eg, prematurity, illness) and environment (family and community).Parenting that uses consistent, well-defined rules, rewards and consequences appropropriate for the child's age supports emotional well-being. Parental involvement with interactive play, language, listening, reading and adult-supervised peer interaction supports social development, as well. ...Read more
What are some of the risk factors for getting Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?
Multiple impairments: Autism is a disorder that involves qualitative impairment in several different realms including things such as impaired use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye to eye gaze, , failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level, lack of social reciprocity. Also impairments in communication, restricted repetitive behaviors, etc.. Look to dsm4tr for more details. ...Read more
It's Messy! : Diagnosing adhd following "best practices" involves evaluating symptoms & their history and ruling out other disorders. Its symptoms overlap widely w/those of other disorders e.g., anxiety, depression, learning differences, etc. Also, someone may be diagnosed w/adhd and w/other disorder(s). I'd recommend seeing a clinical psychologist 4 a thorough assessment & 4 treatment recs tailored 2 ur needs. ...Read more
I needcontract with adult child living at home. Both mother and son have extreme anxiety issues, including depression and lack of self-worth.
SOUNDS DIFFICULT: Whatever the way of living has been, it doesn't seem successful. Anxiety and depression are hard to bear & hard to live with. Maybe time to take all to a therapist and see what can be done to change things. This does not have to be permanent. Sometimes one personalone cannot find a better way. The chances improve when a thearpist witha different view joins in. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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