Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry

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What You Should Know About Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders, or ASDs for short, is something that’s been sweeping the nation for quite awhile now. However, despite it’s time in the limelight, it shouldn’t be something parents should be deathly afraid of.  it all depends on your outlook and your ability to cope that’s important when dealing with it. What helps greatly is understanding what exactly ASD’s are in order to help someone with it.

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The Aftermath of PTSD In Children

PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder is a crippling mental disorder that keeps a person from living their lives to the fullest. They seem distant and unapproachable when it comes to the origin of their PTSD. Adults become unresponsive to others and can easily fall into other mental disorders like depression. However, PTSD doesn’t just target adults. PTSD in children is as common as adult PTSD and can easily destroy a child’s future if left untreated.

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Anxiety Causing Food You Want To Avoid

Previously we took a good look at how anxiety can be a crippling disorder. It has a host of negative effects that keep you in an endless cycle of trying to self remedy. One of these damaging self remedy options that many people go for is eating their worries away. Your food choices can easily help you cure your anxiety or, in most cases, make it worse than it already is.  We’ve put together a list of the anxiety causing food you need to watch out for to avoid making anxiety worse.

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What is OCD and What You Can Do About It

You might have heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD from someone you know. They might have talked about a relative of theirs who is obsessively cleaning their room or home until it is spotless. It can be very difficult to deal with this type of behavior because of how it can affect such a large part of someone’s life. Today we’re going to be exploring just what OCD is and what you can do to help someone suffering from it.

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What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Imagine this: one day your kid is slowly growing up and is as sweet as a candied apple. But suddenly they start rejecting your authority in your home and start to do whatever they want, whenever they want. This might be the healthy rebellious stage that every child goes through. However, it can be something far more dangerous and that is Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

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Anxiety Attacks and It’s Complications

What is an Anxiety Attack?

Anxiety is defined as the extreme fear or worry of the future. Every living creature has it and has helped us and every other living stay alert and wary of our surroundings. However, sometimes the parts of the brain responsible for regulating anxiety go haywire and end up flaring up more often than needed. This is called an anxiety attack or panic attack and it affects a large portion of the population. 

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