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Signs that your child may benefit from seeing a psychologist/counsellor or licensed therapist:

Dr Gowher Yusuf

Dr Gowher Yusuf

  Hal 3rd stage, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

   1 min     

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Sometimes children and teenagers, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help them develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Therapists can help them and their families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues.

 

Signs that your child may benefit from seeing a psychologist/counsellor or licensed therapist:

 

  • developmental delay in speech, language, or toilet training

  • learning or attention problems (such as ADHD)

  • behavioural problems (such as excessive anger, acting out, bedwetting or eating disorders)

  • a significant drop in grades, particularly if your child normally maintains high grades

  • episodes of sadness, tearfulness, or depression

  • social withdrawal or isolation

  • being the victim of bullying or bullying other children

  • decreased interest in previously enjoyed activities

  • overly aggressive behaviour (such as biting, kicking, or hitting)

  • sudden changes in appetite (particularly in adolescents)

  • insomnia or increased sleepiness

  • excessive school absenteeism or tardiness

  • mood swings (e.g., happy one minute, upset the next)

  • development of or an increase in physical complaints (such as headache, stomach-ache, or not feeling well) despite a normal physical exam by your doctor

  • depression following a serious, acute, or chronic illness

  • signs of alcohol, drug, or other substance use (such as solvents or prescription drug abuse)

  • problems in transitions (following separation, divorce, or relocation)

  • bereavement issues

  • anxiety issues

  • therapy following sexual, physical, or emotional abuse or other traumatic events

  • coping issues (studies, peers pressure etc)

  • body image issues

  • self esteem/ self image issues

 

 

Tags:  Child Care, Childhood Psychology ,psychology,ADHD,

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