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- MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
- For learning disorders
- For autism and related disorders
- For intellectual disability
- For ADHD
- IQ Assessment
- Personality Assessment
- Aptitude Testing
- Career Guidance
- Stress and Anger Management
- Psychoeducation regarding illness
- Parenting Skills and Parent Empowerment
- Managing Burn out in Stressed Parents
Common Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
- Common Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
A child being active and full of energy is always a joy, but having a hyperactive kid who cannot be calmed at home or at school needs to be evaluated for ADHD
What does ADHD exactly stands for, how is the child with ADHD like, is it that common ,does it have any cure ??
ADHD : ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERKINETIC DISORDER
Child will always be like an engine which is always on, like a toy whose key is turned on eternally. He or she is always running around, breaking things, meeting with accidents, getting into trouble. These kids have trouble paying attention in class, disturbing others, not waiting for their turn, blurting out answers without letting the teacher complete her questions. For such children, completing classwork or homework, scoring good in exams can be a strenuous task. Child has trouble in starting and completing work, easily gets distracted, may not be organized ,looses things easily and forgets things easily.
Does this child require treatment, and if yes, how can we help kids with ADHD?
Yes, ADHD needs to be treated. Without treatment, a child with ADHD may fall behind in school and have trouble with friendships. Family life may also suffer. Untreated ADHD can increase strain between parents and children. Teenagers with ADHD are at increased risk for driving accidents, getting into substance abuse.
Safe and effective treatments are available which can help control the symptoms of ADHD and prevent the unwanted consequences. Our aim will be to help your child overcome daily challenges, channel his or her energy into positive arenas, and bring greater calm to your family. The earlier and more consistently you address your child’‘s problems, the greater chance they have for success in life. We will provide a holistic approach which will include psychoeducation, medication and therapies which will be aimed at improving child’‘s concentration, reducing his hyperactivity .
Do not make a mistake of misinteprating your child as “good baby,” when he/she is actually showing earliest symptoms of autism. Your infant may seem quiet, independent, and undemanding like a good baby but that can actually be an indicator of autism.
If your baby has these red flag signs, seek help at the earliest
- Doesn"t make eye contact (e.g. look at you when being fed).
- Doesn"t smile when smiled at.
- Doesn"t respond to his or her name or to the sound of a familiar voice.
- Doesn"t follow objects visually.
- Doesn"t point or wave goodbye or use other gestures to communicate.
- Doesn"t make noises to get your attention.
- Doesn"t initiate or respond to cuddling.
- Doesn"t reach out to be picked up.
- Remains aloof and prefers playing alone
Autism and autism spectrum disorders is a range of conditions which adversely affect the child"s socialization, language and communication skills.
How can we help you?
Our team will first evaluate your child after taking a detailed history, then perform a few psychological tests and plan a personalized treatment protocol which will help improve the child"s verbal and non verbal communication skills, provide a friendly environment during therapy sessions to improve socialization and also help reduce disruptive behaviors which is commonly seen in these children. We will also undertake parent training and education which will be crucial in maximizing outcomes.
This term mental retardation hurts a bit, isn"t it so. Lets not call it that way, the new term used now is “Intellectual disability”
What is this actually?
Someone who has an intellectual disability will have trouble learning and functioning in everyday life. If a kid has an intellectual disability, it means that he or she learns and develops more slowly than other kids.This child could be 10 years old, but might not talk or write as well as a typical 10-year-old. He or she also is usually slower to learn other skills, like how to get dressed or how to behave around other people.
But having an intellectual disability doesn"t mean a person can"t learn. Ask anyone who knows and loves a person with an intellectual disability!
Some kids with autism, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy may be described as having an intellectual disability, yet they often have a great capacity to learn and become quite capable kids. Kids with intellectual disabilities want to develop their skills to the best of their abilities. They want to go to school, play, and feel support from loving families and good friends. There is a lot of shame and guilt in parents with such kids. Don"t worry, identify these problems and bring them to us soonest so we can do the best for the child.