Children with anxiety disorders are overwhelmed by feelings of intense fear or worry that they are out of proportion to the situation or thing that triggers them. These emotional fears can be focused on separating from parents, physical illness, performing poorly, or embarrassing themselves. Or they can be attached to specific things, like dogs or insects or bridges.
Anxiety disorders are a real medical condition that inflict not only psychological stress, but physical stress on one's health. Anxiety disorders and panic disorders can be classified into several different categories, most commonly including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder and specific phobias.
Symptoms of anxiety can range from restlessness and nervousness, to increased heart rates, gastrointestinal issues and sleeping issues.
Depression is a very common medical condition that affects the way you feel, think and act negatively. People who struggle with depression experience extreme bouts of sadness, a loss of interest in activities, fatigue and trouble sleeping. People suffering with depression can also experience a lack of energy, change in eating habits, feeling worthless and difficulty maintaining a normal life. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable.
Conservative treatment to depression relies on prescription medication to combat the condition. Integrative treatment to depression aims at getting to the root cause of the depression, which often lies in hormonal imbalances, preexisting fatigue syndromes, vitamin deficiencies, genetics or other causes.
Children who have issues paying attention, sitting still and who seem to never listen may have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). ADD/ADHD generally presents in childhood, especially during school and times where they are expected to be attentive. Often times it can be hard to differentiate between ADD/ADHD and normal childhood behavior, but parents with suspicions should consult their doctor right away.
Oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, is a conduct disorder affecting children's behavior. Often the disorder is a combination of learned behaviors, inherited factors and environment. While ODD can be difficult on parents, there are many mental health issues that are related and when treated can be successful. Some conditions associated with ODD are ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression.
Memory loss can be a short term or long term condition. Short term memory loss can be caused by lack of sleep, depression, anxiety, stress, smoking, nutrient deficiency, stroke or dementia.
Imbalances in brain chemistry and neurotransmitter levels can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and poor sleep. Neurotransmitter testing can help uncover imbalances that can be evened out with integrative treatments, significiantly reducing symptoms.
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