How to help an Alcoholic?

It is painful and overwhelming to see someone you love destroy their life due to an addictive behaviour. Alcoholics usually tend to deny their addiction and only realize it when its negative effects have spread into almost all areas of life. Here the role of friends and family members can be effective in encouraging them […]

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First aid for Panic Attacks

Panic attack is a condition which is episodic in nature marked by high anxiety and fear, also discomfort that develops suddenly and reaches heights within 10 minutes.   Observable symptoms: Trembling and shaking Sweating Short breaths and sensations of choking If the person reports – palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, abdominal distress or nausea, dizziness […]

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Panic Attack in Child

Did you know that a panic attack in children often manifests in the early stages of adolescence? And, it is the most common psychological problem in the western countries, usually affecting about 2-3% of the people especially the younger ones in a year. There is no specific event triggering the first panic attack in children, […]

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Alcohol Detoxification

Do you know that Delirium tremens kills one in  20 people during alcohol withdrawal? Yes, It is estimated these tremors occur in 5 percent of the people who go through the process of alcohol withdrawal. This is the time where the alcohol detoxification comes into the picture.   It is good if you have decided […]

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How To Stop Panic Attack

Dying on EMI basis?   In the spur of a moment suddenly thinking of losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. No clue of what’s happening in and around? That could be a panic attack. Yes! A panic attack is a sudden impact of intense fear that creates severe physical reactions in the […]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): What You Should Know?

ADHD-3Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder, which causes above-normal levels of hyperactiveand disruptive behaviors. Children between six and twelve are more likely to be affected by ADHD that causes severe problems to the affected children. They tend to have difficulty in staying focused, paying attention, remembering details, following instructions, staying organized and controlling impulses. Children even have trouble in constraining their spontaneous responses-responses that involve everything from movement to speech.ADHD doesn’t allow children to be good at academics and get along with their families and societies.

ADHD disrupts family life

What causes ADHD? Though ADHD is the most studied and diagnosed mental disorder, scientists areunsure aboutwhat causes ADHD. Therefore, you should understand the impact of your child’s symptoms on the family before you successfully parent a child with ADHD. Children with ADHD unveil a set of behaviours that can disrupt family life. They don’t listen parental instructions, take up home assignments and forget to complete, interrupt conversions and demand attention at inappropriate times, speak without thinking etc.

ADHD parenting tips

Parents can handle ADHD with ease provided they work with healthcare professionals who can determine whether you children are suffering from ADHD or something else. Upon confirming the illness, parents can start knowing more about the illness that in turn helps you chalk out the best treatment plan. Your first priority should be your child’s mental health and his/her academics. Encourage your children to work at their best as a part of your treatment plan and scout for the right education placement for a quicker recovery. Understand your child’s strengths instead of mistakes. Your treatment should be long-term and adaptable.

Treatment for ADHD

There have been other treatments for ADHD except medication. Medication may help your children concentrate better. But there’s no strong evidence that they improve their academics, behavioral issues and relationships over the long-run. Therefore, medication doesn’t solve all problems or completely eliminate the symptoms of ADHD. Stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall are recommended for ADHD, but they aren’t the best option for children.  Other activities such as play and exercise, nutritious foods and learning social skills can improve your child’s performance at school and reduces frustration and stress.Moreover, you child can pay attention, curb hyperactivity and control impulsive behaviors.“Handing children with ADHD is a reason to be happy while your child grows healthy”.

 

 

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