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Why Do Kids Self Stim
Try this: What you described is completely normal. Make sure those in your life inspire you, as compared to making you feel worse. And do the same for others. Encourage and express appreciation for those around you - peers or not. You will find that it comes back to you in ways you never imagined. You are a wonderful, unique person with your own talents and abilities. Love and be loved. God bless. ...Read more
We all need routine: In general baby sleep is not what we want to ascribe to. Kids thrive on routine but so so adults. Kids need to be taught sleep routines and habits or in a 24 hour societ like we have developed, sleep deprivation happens too easily. Kids have a harder time "winding down" than adults and that is where the routine fits in for children. It provides unchanging sequence that leads them to bed. ...Read more
Think about it: These people work very hard to look special. Most of them are not abusing steroids, but have a healthy, often lonely lifestyle focused on building strength. Not everyone thinks massive musculature looks nice (some might even be jealous). But do you generally put down other people's achievements? Do you tell other athletes 'It's not worth it?' Instead, why not just say 'You must work hard.' ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are two: Things that you need support for, aspergers as well as self-harm. Please see your doc for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in aspergers. He/she will work w/you to help you manage feelings and behaviors. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Most are not JRA!: Jra is an oxymoron, for the most part. Most children have what is now called "juvenile idiopathic arthritis, " which usually are forms of adult spondyloarthropathies in children. My studies (see rheumatology, supplement 1, january 2012, oxford press). Children usually had multiple hla types associated with these diseases, perhaps making them more susceptible. Few are ccp+, a marker for true ra! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helps Get Better: Bpd is a condition causing symptoms of chronic lung disease.Many times medication helps ease the strain upon the lung tissue of breathing.This minimizes tissue damage and strain on other organ systems, such as the heart.By making it easier to breathe, if makes it easier to heal, if this is going to happen. ...Read more
How do I discipline a child without yelling or punishing? Children often don't understand what we try to tell them...
Lots: An old saying many therapists repeat is "act as you would like to become". Taking care of oneself, managing and meeting responsibilities and goals, caring for others, having a positive attitude, persevering, exercising, loving and being loved all can help. ...Read more
Why do some teenage kids get picked on so much? Aren't schools suppose to have zero tolerance for bullies?
An ongoing problem: There will always be those who bully and those who are bullied. Unfortunately, the school teachers cannot see every activity. It is up to all of us (parents, teachers, doctors, other children) to help change the behavior. It will take time. Yes, zero tolerance may be a good start, but it will take a lot of work to get there. ...Read more
Help. I just don't know what to do anymore. Self harm, depression and bpd. How do I stop feeling like this?
That's tough: I'm assuming bpd means borderline personality disorder. If you haven't tried it yet, find a person trained in dialectical behavioral therapy and get in a dbt group. If you're committed to it, there's a very good chance it will help. Sometimes psychiatric meds can help but too many different ones without much progress often means it's time to try dbt instead. ...Read more
Various reasons: People use avoidance tactics and strategies for a variety of reasons including: fear of being judged, low self-esteem, learning this behavior by watching a parent be avoidant. The problem with avoidance is that it rarely if ever solves problems. There is a model that discusses being either passive, aggressive, or assertive. Generally the most healthy behavior falls into the assertive range. ...Read more
Self harm: Self inflicted mutilation is one way that some people cope. It is not a healthy coping mechanism. People may harm themselves because they feel emotionally numb & it allows them to feel something. Some harm to distract from anxiety, depression or stress. Some people self-harm as a form of self- punishment. Some do it with the mistaken thought that it will let out evil or bad parts of themselves. ...Read more
Not uncommon: There are some who have a craving for raw bread dough, flour, or as one of my patients had, baking soda. It comes and goes, and may not be related to anything. If you find it's getting more out of control, or you crave other non-food stuffs like drywall, or dirt, then you should have a check to make sure you aren't vitamin or iron deficient. ...Read more
A good teacher: Will bring it to the attention of the school counselor or nurse. Hopefully, your parents or guardian would also be involved. If you feel that the only person you are comfortable telling right now is your teacher - then by all means tell your teacher. You need to share this with a responsible adult. But don't expect any responsible person to keep it a secret. They will want you to get assistance. ...Read more
Painful & difficult: It sounds like you're in lots of pain. Some people in this situation do try to release it through self-harming activities. A psychiatrist can help by evaluating what's leading to your painful emotional states & self-harm. Treatment may or may not include medications, but psychotherapy is essential. Also, dialectical behavioral therapy can provide non-self-harming ways to deal with pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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