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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children

Post-traumatic stress disorder in children PTSD is a clinical anxiety disorder with significant behavioral, cognitive, social, physical, and emotional symptoms. It is triggered by a traumatic event. This event can be witnessing or becoming a victim of sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, car accidents or natural disasters. The risk of developing PTSD in children is related to the severity of the trauma, the proximity of the affected child to the trauma, and the child's relationship to the victim. PTSD Symptoms in Children Days or months after the traumatic event, the child may initially show confused or agitated behavior. They begin to feel intense fear, sadness, anger and helplessness. Those who have experienced repeated trauma sometimes develop a kind of emotional numbing called dissociation. Children with PTSD tend to avoid places, situations and people who remind them of the traumatic experience. They may also become depressed, less responsive, and detached

Child Anxiety: Symptoms, Help, Treatment, Medication

Child Anxiety Is your child extremely shy? Does he/she fear normal activities like joining school events, facing his/her classmates and so forth? Is he/she constantly worried or fearful over things that you have already explained clearly to him/her? These may be early symptoms of anxiety problems in your child. Your child must be diagnosed early to determine whether he/she needs child anxiety treatment. In today’s fast life, everybody undergoes a certain degree of stress and anxiety. The fast shifting facades of lifestyle, relationship, workplace or the need to be ahead in the rat race have given rise to the mental stress and anxiety in mostly all lives. It is sad but true that anxiety does not require any age, it is now commonly seen in people of all age groups and even children. In most cases, adults fail to recognize the symptoms of anxiety among children and the poor child has to deal with it without any helpful treatment. Research has shown that today, almost one out of ten c

Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder In Children: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Panic Attacks in Children Panic attacks in children can look like a serious medical emergency and can be very frightening for the parents to see a panic attack in their child. Your child may suddenly "out of the blue" become very breathless, shaky, their heart start racing and they may feel like fainting. They may experience tingling in their hands, around the mouth or stomach and may start getting spasms in their muscles due to hyperventilation. Panic disorder is characterized by recurring panic attacks. There are three basic forms in which panic attacks can occur in children. First off, there is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) . This form of anxiety usually is the result of social events, such as, holidays, birthdays, any kind of reunions or celebrations with friends or family. Therapy and helping the child find things that relax him are the best ways to deal with GAD. Secondly, there is Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) which has to do with the child not being abl

GAD in Children: Symptoms, Treatment & Natural Remedies

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children It is “normal” for children to experience fear, worry and anxiety from time-to-time, especially if they are “dealing with a lot” (i.e. divorce, remarriage, health condition, new school or location, a new sibling, a learning disability, etc.). In fact, stress can trigger or worsen anxiety symptoms. Many times the anxiety subsides once time has elapsed and nothing “horrible” has occurred, but in some cases, the anxiety persists and never “lets up.” When the anxiety interferes with a child’s ability to be a “normal” child and perform day-to-day activities, then it is time to seek professional help. No child deserves to be in constant emotional agony. Although Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) typically occurs during adolescence (i.e. childhood, teenage years and young adulthood), it can also arise later in life. GAD in children can actually appear as young as six years old, and normally is found in children that are between the ages of six and e

Natural Remedies for Depression | Fight Depression without Meds

Fight Depression without Meds Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It can cause debilitating sadness and the loss of pleasure in things that once used to bring you joy. Depression is a disorder that is diagnosed by a physician, and often treated with medication. However, many people experience relief from depression with natural remedies as well. In this article we will discuss  10 natural ways to fight Depression without meds . Can You Fight Depression without Meds Yes, you can. Meds might be the easiest way to treat depression but many a time it can be fixed without them. The human body is an amazing machine. It is capable of adapting to the circumstances. When things are going well, your body will secrete different hormones; when things aren't going well, your body will adapt by secreting a different type of hormones. The trick is to find the right combination of situations, environment and actions that will lead to the right secretions. Find it and you can fight De

Symptoms of IBS Attack: Relief and Treatment

IBS attack Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea. An IBS attack is a period of time during which the symptoms of IBS are particularly severe. While there is no cure for IBS, there are treatments that can help lessen the frequency and intensity of IBS attacks. What is an IBS attack An IBS attack is a sudden onset of the symptoms that are associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Symptoms of an IBS attack can vary from person to person. However, common symptoms include abdominal pain and cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation. IBS Attacks can vary in severity, but they typically last for several hours or days. IBS attacks can be unpredictable and can occur at any time, without warning. An IBS attack can be triggered by a variety of factors, including stress, eating certain foods, hormonal changes, or other factors. While there is no cure for IBS, there ar

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How to Deal With the Depression: Basics and Beyond

How to Deal With the Depression It is common to feel sad or blue when dealing with a specific stress, trauma, or a challenging situation, but depression is a much deeper issue. Even when symptoms are minor, this condition is serious. Unfortunately, many people have committed suicide or even homicide because of not getting the care needed. In this article we tried to provide all the required information so you can learn about the truths of mental depression and discover how to deal with the depression . Of all mental health conditions that people face, depression is among those suffered the most, affecting the lives of millions of people all over the world. In fact, globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. ( ref.: WHO Fact sheets on Depression ). And, since the pandemic, percentage of people experiencing depression (and anxiety) symptoms had a manifold rise. Depression affects not only the mind and behaviors, but also physical health, performance, and

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder

Panic Attack and Panic Disorder Panic Attack A panic attack is a sudden or intense anxiety or fear. Panic attacks usually come with the following symptoms: dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, light headedness. Panic attacks are unpredictable and happen in a range of situations.     See also: Anxiety Attack Some people have only one or two in their lifetime, others will have a group of them which center around increasing stress in their life and for others it could be a daily event in which case it is caused a panic disorder. People who suffer on going panic attacks will generally develop a fear of having panic attacks and go on to avoid situations in which escape would be difficult. Some people who have social anxiety disorder often have panic attacks as part of their symptoms. These attacks are also called anxiety attacks and are usually resolved by removing the problem or trigger situation. What does panic attack feel like If you do have panic attacks y

Some Commonly Experienced Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders In this page we will discuss some of the anxiety disorder symptoms which are commonly experienced in generalized anxiety , post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic attacks . It is important to note, however, that anxiety is capable of creating hundreds of different anxiety disorder symptoms, so this is by no means an exclusive list. Shortness of breath / Shallow Breath, and Smothering Sensations : This is one of the most common anxiety disorder symptoms - it may feel as though you aren’t getting enough air into your lungs or as though someone is pressing up against your chest cavity and restricting your air intake. This is just a harmless sensation! Don’t worry about it or be concerned that you aren’t breathing properly because you are! If you weren’t breathing properly you would be unconscious. As with all anxiety disorder symptoms, don’t give these sensations any credit, they will go away. FAQ :