Selective Mutism: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

August 2, 2012

Causes of Selective Mutism

Some adults don't understand why children will refuse to speak. In certain cases, this refusal is a sign of a condition that's known as Selective Mutism. Selective mutism may require professional treatment to prevent problems in your child's development. Read to get a better understanding of selective mutism in children.
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Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Children and Teens

August 2, 2012

Misdiagnosing ADHD in Children

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is becoming easier to recognize and treat in children. However, there are still some issues in diagnosing the illness. There are a number of health issues that can be mistaken for ADHD. Learn what signs and symptoms you should watch out for in your child.
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How Anxiety Disorders Are Detected in Children

August 2, 2012

Diagnosing, Treating Childhood Phobias

It's normal for children to be afraid of something, but having an anxiety disorder is much more serious. Anxiety disorders can cause very high levels of stress in children. This amount of stress during development is unhealthy and can affect a child for years to come. Read more to learn about how health experts check for anxiety problems in children.
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How Anxiety Disorders Influence Adolescent Behavior

August 2, 2012

Effects of Childhood Anxiety on Teens

Recognizing the signs of an anxiety disorder early is very important for successful treatment. Studies have shown the negative effects late diagnosis of an anxiety disorder can have. For children who struggle with anxiety problems without receiving the help they need, the risks for problems in the teen years is much greater.
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Understanding and Managing ADHD in Children, Teens

August 2, 2012

Understanding and Managing ADHD

If you're a parent whose child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you probably have a lot of concerns. What causes ADHD? What treatment options are available? What should children and adolescents with ADHD do to succeed in school? You can find the answer to all of these questions and more by reading this article.
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Evaluating Treatments for Your Child’s ADHD

August 2, 2012

Evaluating Treatments for ADHD

As a parent of a child with ADHD, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you find on the condition. With so many people claiming to be experts, how do you know who you can trust? Here's what a specialist from the Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs has to say regarding ADHD and its treatment.
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Honest Talk About Suicide

July 31, 2012

Teen Suicide

If you have reason to suspect that your adolescent with anxiety may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, then you will want to give this article a read. The author offers tips for talking with teenagers who appear depressed, as well as some startling statistics that you might not know about teen suicide.
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Fear-Based Parenting and How it Affects Children

July 31, 2012

Fear-Based Parenting

Is it possible that modern adults are making parenting more difficult than it needs to be, and could this contribute to the rising rates of childhood anxiety and depression? Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, thinks so. Read about how Skenazy feels children should be spending their time, and in which areas she believes parents need to loosen up so that their children can make the most of their childhood.
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Cat Helps Boy With Selective Mutism

July 31, 2012
A friendly cat is helping a 7-year-old boy, Lorcan Dillon, overcome his anxiety disorder known as selective mutism. Lorcan has struggled with selective mutism since he was 3 years old. Lorcan's parents report that their son has improved tremendously since the cat, a Birman named Jessie, was added to their family 2 years ago.
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Spanking Increases Risk of Anxiety Disorders

July 31, 2012

Children Who are Spanked Have Higher Risk of Anxiety

A new study published in the journal of Pediatrics found that anxiety and depression rates are higher among adults who were spanked or physically reprimanded during childhood. Researchers believe that this may be due to the amount of stress that is carried during childhood when fear of physical punishment is present.
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