OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, can be disorienting and frightening for anyone who develops it, let alone young people. As a parent, if you notice that your child seems to be exhibiting symptoms of OCD, you may be worried and scared for them. The good news is that there is help out there. Here's what you should be looking for and some steps to take if you think your child has OCD.
ADHD is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is an disorder in which the brain works just a bit differently and there is an inability to focus on the task at hand. ADHD is commonly diagnosed in adolescents, but it can also be diagnosed in adults. If you have a child with ADHD, there are some signs to watch out for, such as an inability to complete a task, a difficult time paying attention in class, and difficulty sitting still.
Therapy is a helpful tool that can assist people in overcoming blockages to personal growth. Family therapy has the added benefit of allowing people to work through interpersonal problems with their parents, spouses, and children. Family therapy clinics are staffed with counselors who specialize in a myriad of family problems. You can discuss these four topics and more during family therapy:
1. Personal Needs
Family life requires compromise, but each person is still an individual with personal needs and desires.
Have you felt sad or depressed lately? People go through times in life when they feel this way. It can happen during the winter for some people, as there is a lack of sun. It can also happen for many other reasons. When people feel like this, they can ignore it or do something about it. Seeking help from a counselor is one great way to take action when you feel sad or depressed, and it can help.
ABA — applied behavior analysis — therapy is a targeted therapy for those who have autism. The therapy is designed around helping those who have the social condition be more productive, more attentive, and have more appropriate behaviors in the things they do. If done consistently and correctly, ABA therapy can help a child perform better at school, be more focused in the things they do, and can help a child learn how to communicate better.