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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.   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 al

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.     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

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 are

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How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways

How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief on ones abilities. In the purest form it expresses how much belief you have in your own abilities, in any field. You can have great self confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you should focus on, when building self confidence. You should focus on your strong sides and remind yourself of the things you are proud of, of the things that you are very good at. When you focus on the things you are proud of, you start feeling great about yourself and you begin to acknowledge your advantages as well. This leads to strong sense of self-appreciation and confidence. How to Build Self-Confidence Everyone is different, and what works for one perso

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. In this article you will find a detailed discussion on PMR and 2 Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation scripts ... What Is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) can be defined as a relaxation response to daily stressors. It is a psychophysical therapy that can be used to reduce tension and physical pain, and to help clients learn to be more conscious of their own bodily sensations and body posture. It comprises a sequence of techniques designed to systematically relax specific

How to Deal with Depression Alone: Overcome Depression on Your Own

How to Deal with Depression Depression leaves devastation in its wake, but fortunately there is something that can be done about it. At this day and age, people are more aware of the harmful impact that untreated depression can lead to. Modern advances have more or less minimized the recurrence of depression once identified and treated. Knowing how to deal with depression will definitely save a life, yours or a loved one’s. Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal an