Bipolar Disorder signs and symptoms include manic and depressive states. The presence and intensity of symptoms is dependent upon the type of Bipolar Disorder.
Anxiety disorders in children are characterized by debilitating fear and worry which interfere with daily functioning. Children naturally experience fear, worry and resulting anxiety. Anxiety disorders are distinguished by the severe impairment that they cause in a child’s life.
Depressed children may be misunderstood children. The symptoms of childhood depression may manifest in ways that seem defiant, aggressive, reserved or even compliant. Knowing and identifying the signs of depression may dramatically change a child’s life.
Do your child’s moods and behaviors change invariably and intensely? Bipolar disorder interferes with a child’s ability to function due to erratic emotional states. This article explores the symptoms and treatments associated with bipolar disorder.
A comparison of anxiety to depression shows differing underlying emotions and symptoms, while also revealing commonalities. Anxiety and depression can both be present as co-occurring disorders or in isolation.
ADD is associated with failure to pay attention, maintain focus, and successfully complete given tasks. An ADD diagnosis requires that at least six out of nine symptoms must be present for at least six months.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder marked by intentional self-starvation. The obsessive pursuit of thinness manifests in two forms.
This article describes how an OCD diagnosis is made. It outlines what diagnostic criteria are used in the diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder.
This article defines antisocial personality disorder. The definition of antisocial personality disorder mainly consists of distinct feature characteristics which confirm the presence of the disorder.
This article highlights the diagnostic criteria of PTSD which include re-experiencing, avoidance and hyperarousal symptoms after surviving or witnessing a traumatic event. These symptoms in combination, distinguish PTSD from other anxiety disorders.
This article describes behaviors that children often experience while living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how they should be interpreted. Compassionate reactions to exasperating and demanding situations are critical in the stabilization of the child’s world after trauma.
This article defines common anxiety disorders whose specific characteristics help to distinguish them from each other. Distinctive symptoms of anxiety disorders are linked by irrational fears that are present in each form of the disorder.
Childhood disintegrative disorder is characterized by a marked regression in multiple areas of functioning following a period of at least two years of apparently normal development. Childhood disintegrative disorder symptoms distinguish it from the other pervasive development disorders.
This article explores the causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The development of Generalized Anxiety Disorder is often influenced by biological, cognitive-behavioral, and sociocultural factors.
Distinguishing characteristics to assist in the diagnosis of Rett syndrome are explained in this article. Diagnostic criteria and possible symptomology guide the evaluation of this neurobiological disorder.
Current interventions for children on the autism spectrum are often judgmental and ill conceived. The future of these children is dependent upon the treatment, reactions and accommodations that they encounter.