Anxiety affects around 5% of the population, and while a lot of the time this disorder is associated with adults, it is important to understand that children can also suffer from many forms of anxiety. Symptoms of the disorder may present slightly differently in children than they do in adults.
New year is the perfect time for a fresh start, to make new goals and for self-improvement. People like to make resolutions and targets for themselves to achieve in the year ahead, however more often these resolutions are quickly forgotten about a few months in.
The ongoing pandemic has seen normal life completely change. We have been told to stay at home, social distance, avoid gathering with friends and family, exercise outside once per day and to work from home. All this has taken some getting used to and had an effect on our mental health.
Christmas for many people is their favourite time of year, full of joy, spending time with family and lots of delicious food. For others, however, it is a very difficult time of the year. This may be due to them feeling extra stress and pressure to have everything perfect.
Imposter Syndrome is the name given when someone is constantly having feelings that they don’t belong, they aren’t good enough, they are a fraud in their everyday life and that their achievements in life are due to luck and not because of the effort they put in or the qualifications they have.
Psychological therapies are important when treating depression. It can really help the child or young person to learn the skills to fight off the depressive symptoms. There are different types of therapies that can be involved.
The coronavirus pandemic brings about struggles and worries for everyone, whether that’s to do with health, work, finances or friends and family. In a lockdown, we’re forced to spend more time indoors and change our whole routines which inevitably has had an effect on our mental health.
When treating conduct disorders, there are psychosocial types of therapy that are involved. This means that the therapy aims to focus on the child or young person and the influence of others around them.
When it comes to bipolar disorder, medication is the first treatment that is given. However, there are some psychological therapies that can also be helpful. This can include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).
When managing ASD, there are many types of therapies that can be involved. These therapies focus on the child’s development and their ability to communicate and relate to others.
When treating ADHD, there are psychosocial types of therapy that are involved. This means that the therapy aims to focus on the child or young person and the influence of others around them.
Psychological therapies are important when treating anorexia nervosa. It is used to help young people to improve normal eating behaviours and reduce body-image disturbances. There are two types of therapies that can be involved.
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