Psychiatric Conditions in Children

Parent, child, and therapist discussing key questions during a therapy session

What Questions Do I Need to Ask For My Child’s Therapist

As you sit down in the therapy office (or log on to your video conferencing platform), you wonder if this new potential therapist will be able to help your child. Maybe this isn’t the first time you’ve sought therapy for your child, and you’re wondering if this counselor will have the answers you need. If

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A woman struggling with lack of sleep, illustrating the relationship between mental illness and sleep

The Relationship Between Mental Illness and Lack of Sleep

Many children occasionally have problems falling asleep. Your child’s risk of mental health illnesses like depression and anxiety may be higher if they don’t outgrow their sleep issues. According to a recent study, spotting and treating children with insomnia as soon as feasible is critical.  A research by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found

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Child exhibiting symptoms of DMDD in children, highlighting emotional dysregulation and behavioral challenges

DMDD in Children: What It Is, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) is a mood disorder affecting children ages six to 18. DMDD is characterized by extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts that interfere with functioning. Symptoms of DMDD There are a few different ways to diagnose DMDD, but they all have one thing in common: the child’s mood must

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Parents spending quality time with their children, providing support and helping kids cope with obsessive-compulsive disorder

How We Can Help Kids Cope With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

How We Can Help Kids Cope With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Mental health is as essential as physical help. Therefore, as parents, we must observe our children from early signs and symptoms of mental health issues to address them early on. In children, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) shows signs early on. It is a condition that can become

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A Guide to Preparing for the 2023 School Year

Introduction As we gear up for the upcoming 2023 school year, the excitement and anticipation are palpable. New teachers, new subjects, and new experiences await. While academic readiness is essential, it’s equally crucial to focus on your child’s mental well-being. The past couple of years have brought unique challenges, making it even more vital to

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Understanding and Supporting Children with Intrusive Thoughts

Introduction Intrusive thoughts are not limited to adults; children can also experience these distressing and unwanted thoughts. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to recognize and understand intrusive thoughts in children to provide them with appropriate support. In this blog post, we will explore what intrusive thoughts are in the context of children, possible

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Unveiling the Benefits of Play Therapy for Children

As adults, we often underestimate the transformative power of play. However, for children, play is much more than just a form of entertainment. It is a natural language that allows them to explore, express, and make sense of their emotions and experiences. Play therapy harnesses this innate ability, providing a safe and therapeutic space for

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