Behavioural problems

anorexia in boys

Boys with Anorexia

Boys with Anorexia are less likely to ask for help, with between 10-15% of sufferers being male it is important parents and carers know the symptoms. Anorexia Nervosa means ‘loss of appetite for nervous reasons’ and is one of the best known of a whole range of eating disorders that affect a variety of people

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I'm worried my child has ADHD

ADHD

Most parents will at some point have wondered where their children get their seemingly endless energy from, or despaired at trying to hold an inquisitive youngster’s interest for longer than two minutes. Lots of energy and a short attention span are typical childhood traits, but how do you know when it’s something more than just

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babies diagnosed with autism at 2 months

Living with Autism

If you have a child with a diagnosis of autism, you’ve probably been bombarded with facts, opinions and medical jargon, but what about living with the condition on a day-to-day basis? Because the autitic spectrum is so wide, it affects every person in a different way, which means identifying the best coping strategies and management

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Back to school stress: How to avoid it

Phobias: Don’t pass them on to your kids

There was a horrific noise coming from my bedroom. An angry manic chattering combined with the occasional thud. I paused on the stairs, hairs on the back of my neck rising. Was it a burglar trying to steal my My Little Pony collection? A vindictive ghost, seeking revenge after I’d played with my yoyo in

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Back to school stress: How to avoid it

Could my child be depressed?

We all think of depression as one of the hazards of adult life, alongside stress, financial problems and work pressures. But it is increasingly recognised that children can get depressed too. And for ‘depressed’, read not just low, or temporarily unhappy, but actually unwell and in need of help or treatment. But how can you

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