DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN YOUNG PEOPLE

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN YOUNG PEOPLE

The current time presents us with many challenges. As parents, we suddenly have changes to our careers as we become teachers overnight having to take up home schooling as well as coping with working from home at the same time. Having endless days of family time is both a blessing and a curse at times. …

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10 Signs Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children

10 Signs Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children

It is not uncommon for children who are restless and can’t sit still or are easily distracted to be criticised for being careless and making too many mistakes at school. Some children may appear not to listen when someone is talking to them, find it hard to wait their turn and can be rougher than …

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6 Signs Your Child Might Have An Eating Disorder

6 Signs Your Child Might Have An Eating Disorder

Figure 1 Knowing the signs of an eating disorder can ensure that your child gets the help they need. An eating disorder is a mental health issue that can have negative effects on our eating patterns and our body weight and it can cause a wide range of other health conditions. There are many physical, …

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The Signs And Symptoms Of Social Anxiety Disorder

The Signs and Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder

Many of us display some signs of social anxiety disorder without ever knowing it. We might not feel it, but our bodies are taking on many of the physical characteristics of the disorder including blushing, profuse sweating or muscle tension. For many, this is a completely normal response to social situations and our bodies quickly …

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Why does challenging behaviour occur

What is challenging behaviour?

Challenging behaviour is a term used to refer to problematic or testing behaviours that children, young people and adults can present. Aggression (hitting out, biting, pinching), destruction of property (breaking things), self-injury (e.g. biting, picking, head banging) and many other behaviours fall under the heading of ‘challenging behaviour’. These behaviours have the potential to cause …

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