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PTSD 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. These event can be witnessing or becoming a victim of sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, car accidents or natural disasters. The risk of developing this disorder is related to the severity of the trauma, the proximity of the child to the trauma, and the child's relationship to the victim.   See also : Anxiety Disorders in Children 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

Child Anxiety: Symptoms, Help, Treatment, Medication

Child Anxiety: Symptoms, Help, Treatment, Medication 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

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder In Children: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Medication

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.     Read also : Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder 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 Diso

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in Children

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children Just like adults, children can experience the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD. 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 eleven. Normally, GAD in children is characterized by overly worrying about certain situations, family member's health problems, natural disasters that can hit the area, school or extra-curricular activity performances, and so on. While these are all normal things that a child can worry about, GAD in children is the excessive worry that can consume the child's thoughts and cause them physical problems on top of the fear. It completely interferes with the child's normal activities both at home and away from home. Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children Some of the main symptoms of GAD in children include: Irritability Difficulty concentrating Difficulty falling, or staying, a

Natural Remedies for Depression: 10 Golden Rules

Natural Remedies for Depression Depression is not just a state of mind – it’s a medical condition that can be clinically diagnosed. Before depression was widely recognized as being a valid health concern, many people were forced to suffer alone, believing that they should be able to just magically “turn off” their depression. Fortunately, depression and its manifestations are more clearly understood now; you can find more information about the different types of depression, depression symptoms and treatment options in our article  Depression: Definition and Meaning, Causes, Signs, Relief and Self Help, Treatment: Fight Depression . Fighting depression in natural ways is possible. Let’s take a look at the ten ways to cope with depression that you can implement in your everyday life to keep depression in check. Fighting Depression: Golden Rule #1 Get some sun . Many people feel a heightened sense of depression when they are indoors all the time, or away from any source of natura

Symptoms of IBS Attack

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Although it is not a life-threatening disease and doesn’t damage the colon, IBS can cause a person to experience a lot of distress and discomfort. Symptoms of IBS Attack In order to possess the criteria for Irritable Bowel Syndrome , the symptoms of IBS attack must have started 6 months prior to diagnosis and include pain and discomfort in the abdomen for a minimum of 3 days per month within the previous 3 months. In addition, two of the three following statements must apply : The pain is accompanied with a change in the stool’s consistency and appearance. The pain is accompanied by changes in bowel movement frequency. The pain dissipates after a bowel movement. One of the most common IBS symptoms is a difference in the pattern of bowel movements. More specifically, these  symptoms of IBS attack  may include but are not limited to :