Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry

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Strategies for Managing Social Anxiety

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Anxiety in crowded places or within the dynamics of relationships is a common challenge many individuals face.  For some, navigating crowds of people or interpersonal relations can trigger overwhelming stress or unease.  This blog will explore strategies for managing anxiety in these situations, drawing from psychology and therapeutic insights. What Is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety … Read more

Mood Disorders and the Quest for Balance at Any Age

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Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, are among the most pervasive mental health challenges facing individuals today.  These disorders can affect anyone, irrespective of age, dramatically impacting one’s quality of life if left unaddressed.  The quest for balance amidst these struggles is a journey that requires understanding, support, and appropriate interventions. What Is … Read more

Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Adolescents and Effective Parenting Strategies

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How a parent navigates the waters of adolescence hugely influences the child’s eventual adulthood.  It can become particularly challenging when the child struggles with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). ODD in adolescents is a behavioral disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of uncooperative, defiant, and hostile behaviors toward authority figures that go beyond the bounds of … Read more

Addressing PTSD in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) stands as a potent psychological condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing traumatic events.  The condition transcends age, affecting children, adolescents, and adults, albeit manifesting variably across these age groups.  Understanding PTSD’s intricacies, recognizing its symptoms in different age groups, adopting coping mechanisms, and knowing when to seek professional help constitute pivotal … Read more