At What Age And Under What Circumstances Is It Good To Take Your Children To A Psychotherapist?

Do you feel like your little kid is having some strange behaviors? then it is time to read when and how to ask a specialist for help.

The entrance to school not only represents a great milestone in the lives of children, but also opens the doors to us to realize when something is wrong with our child. Well, many disorders begin to manifest around 6 years of life and for this it is necessary to go to specialists so that they can make an accurate diagnosis of the situation, deliver a therapy or treatment and also provide guidelines so that parents or caregivers know how to proceed. in parenting. But how do you know what is wrong? When to go to a specialist? I’ll tell you about it below:

  • Anxiety disorder

Without having any clear reason, children begin to be anxious when faced with certain stimuli, which do not necessarily bring back the memory of a negative experience.

  • Post-traumatic disorder

If there has been sexual abuse, a natural disaster or strong episodes of violence (intrafamily or bullying at school) it is ┬źnormal┬╗ that when remembering these situations the child suffers anxiety, panic and even blocks to evoke these moments.

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

We can become aware of its presence when a child repeatedly and sustained over time maintains certain types of behaviors: excessive hand washing, counting steps, panic to step on the stripes on the floor, eating only foods of a certain color or texture, etc. .

  • Depression

It is estimated that 10% of the child population between 6 and 12 years old suffers from it. However, symptoms manifest differently than in adult life and may include: poor school performance (abruptly), sleep disorder, poor appetite, listlessness, hyperactivity, distress, disconsolate crying, and isolation.

  • Attention deficit with or without hyperactivity

This disorder affects children’s ability to concentrate and learn. Its symptoms are associated with: inability to finish an assigned task, lack of concentration, being in constant movement, difficulty waiting and taking turns, impulsiveness and lack of self-control.

Although it is a disorder that occurs in a higher proportion in boys, girls are not exempt from suffering from it. And it is usually diagnosed between 7 and 11 years of age, and can even accompany those who suffer from it until their adult life, without knowing their diagnosis. For this reason, it is very important to be attentive to all reports from school and behavior at home, otherwise for those who suffer from it it can become very difficult to adapt to the environment that surrounds them.

  • Generalized development issue

This type of disorder includes Asperger’s, disintegrative disorder, and Rett syndrome. All these diseases compromise the ability to understand language, intellectual abilities, lack of curiosity, repetitive movements, lack of eye contact, among others.

Its diagnosis can even be made from 3 years of age.

  • Enuresis

This problem is based on the lack of sphincter control on the part of children. We can speak of bedwetting after 3 or 4 years of age or after the child has managed to control the sphincter and due to some environmental problem she has returned to wetting the bed.

It should be considered that this problem can occur during the day or night and that it may be accompanied by a physical problem, emotional circumstances or a hereditary problem.

All the disorders or diseases mentioned above MUST be treated by specialists, as they are the ones who can intervene in a positive way so that the situation is more bearable or can even be completely overcome.

Before the appearance of the mentioned symptoms, I recommend you go as soon as possible to the nearest doctor, remember that time is money.

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