Treating Children with Psychiatric Disorders|
descriptionMedication is important, but so is a support network that offers thoughtful care. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.
ADHD and Five Impaired Abilities
Learn more about the five executive functions (or cognitive abilities) that are difficult for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.by adulthood serve as a set of mind tools, a veritable Swiss army knife of mental faculties that allow people to regulate their own behavior over time for their own long term welfare.
What Is Autism?
One challenge in helping kids with the disorder is defining it, but there are three common symptoms. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.autism? You may hope that there would be some kind of good diagnostic test , someone could take a picture of your child's brain, will do a study of your child's blood and make a diagnosis. We're not there yet. It's defined as a syndrome. It's defined by symptoms that's clustered together. The first one is impaired communication. People don't use language in the same way as is they might to communicate well with other people. The second one is impaired social interactions . People have trouble reading social queues, they still may attach, they still may wanna be around other people but they don't figure
Selective Mutism: How Shy Is Too Shy?
When should you worry about your child's shyness? Watch this video from Child Mind Institute.get on the wrong bus and not be able to tell the bus driver that they got on the wrong bus. We're often get asked, how shy is too shy? And when should you worry about a child? When kids are actually not able to participate in things that you know they want to do, that's too shy. So, a kid who likes drawing but won't do it at a birthday party , a child who likes gymnastics but can't participate in it on the playground at school, the kid who is like a deer
OCD, A Bully in Your Brain
Medication is important, but so is a support network that offers thoughtful care. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.
Understanding Treatment Plans for ADHD
Dr. Harold Koplewicz, President of the Child Mind Institute, and Diane Debrover, Deputy Editor of Parents, discuss concerns about medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.that works for kids who have these symptoms, and it increases their attention span , and makes their life easier at school, at home, and with friends. But it's just one of the tools we use to treat kids with ADHD. -It's always hard to get anyone to take medication the way they're supposed to take it. Do kids who are taking ADHD medication appreciate the fact that it's helping them, and it motivated to take it everyday, or is it a struggle often for parents to get them to take it? -So, I think that it's really a parent's responsibility to make their kid take the medicine-- no matter for strep throat , or for an allergy, or for ADHD. But I think it's kind of amusing that what happens with children who have ADHD,
Mental Health Disorders: It's Not Your Fault
You're not the cause of a child's psychiatric disorder. But you can be a big part of the solution. Watch this video from the Child Mind Institute.they have a gift for math or athletics. It's the same with depression , anxiety , or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder . So, while it's not a parent's fault, it's their responsibility to make sure that their kid gets identified, diagnosed, and the right treatment. Here's the good news. Parents can make things a lot better and it's parent's attention to the signs and symptoms and getting early identification and early intervention that can make a world of difference for a teenager or for a child who suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder , anxiety, depression, or any psychiatric disorder.