Anxiety disorder in adolescents

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Avatar m tn My niece has been diagnosed with conversion disorder, she can no longer walk - is in a wheelchair - and now is having trouble with her speech. She needs an in patient treatment facility and a doc that specializes in conversion disorder- does anyone have a recommendation? I've seen Dr. Pandya's name identified at Cleveland Clinic - can someone please tell me if he deals with adolescents?
Avatar n tn However, when worries and fears do not go away and interfere with a child or adolescent's usually activities, an anxiety disorder may be present. Children of parents with an anxiety disorder are more likely to have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can be effectively treated. Treatment should always be based on a comprehensive evaluation of the child and family.
4626633 tn?1382600722 In light of that I just wanted you to know that Elavil and other tri-cyclic antidepressants carry the risk of suicidal ideation in adolescents and young adults and Major Depressive Disorder (as well as other psychiatric disorders) in adults. Discontinuing anti-depressants can be quite difficult as some people on this site can testify.
1469703 tn?1372045076 I told the psych this, and he said that it wasnt the klonopin that caused those side effects, it was the lexapro, but i was in my early 20's and lexapro isnt recommended for early adolescents. So, ive been back on the Klonopin now for about a week. and i HATE it! I am absolutely miserable when the medication wears off, I am very CROSS AND ANGRY and very SHORT TEMPERED, with myself, my children and others!!
Avatar f tn Months later my symptoms developed into a deep depression and elevated anxiety. I then became uninterested in taking part in life simply because I felt so horrible all the time. I think you are very wise to have her evaluated by a Psychiatrist. This may not be depression in her case, but there is a good chance it could be and a good psychiatrist should be able to determine this. As for the treatment of clinical depressive and anxiety dissorder.....
Avatar m tn Looking back to my childhood I did have some behavioural abnormalities, but their association with bipolarism is also, I tend of think, unlikely in retrospect. Behavioural abnormalities in children and adolescents are also as common as air and it seems to me, at this stage of the understanding of my disorder, that to impute bi-polarism may be premature at best and simply incorrect at worst.
Avatar f tn net this website that will help you locate a therapist/doctor that can help your daughter get though this condition. Also research her disorder so that you can know what are the causes of this disorder and the treatment. This is if you have not researched this disorder already. Hope this helps.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Valerian may also help children who have problems falling asleep and may reduce anxiety and improve sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). How much to take Adults can take 450 to 600 mg per day. Check with a doctor about dosing for children. Words to the wise Valerian often causes headaches and upset stomach. It is not clear whether this herb is safe to use during pregnancy, as it has not been studied for this use.
Avatar m tn Those whose names I could mention would not be troubled by their inclusion here, not now, not in 2010 after an extensive destigmatization of the disorder in recent years and after so much of my experience and so many of the people concerned are now, what you might call, ancient history. 2.
Avatar m tn These kind of intrusive thoughts are not uncommon in adolescents. And, the good news is that they usually go away on their own... although sometimes not until you are in your 20's. I think that the connection with your own experiences is interesting and may lead to some thoughts about treatment. I would explore two options - 1. EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy. This might work pretty quickly. It is usually offered by psychologists, occasionally psychiatrists.
Avatar m tn 2 Looking back to my childhood I did have some behavioural abnormalities, but their association with bipolarism is also, I tend of think, unlikely in retrospect. Behavioural abnormalities in children and adolescents are also as common as air and it seems to me, at this stage of the understanding of my disorder, that to impute bi-polarism may be premature at best and simply incorrect at worst.
5624042 tn?1372200166 Many young children also lash out because of low self-esteem, isolation, and a sense of failure and anxiety. Sadness and depression is often linked with anger in young children. Young children also tend to act out of angry defiance to assert independence when they feel unimportant and lacking control over their lives. It is important not to dismiss their transgressions, because childhood-onset anger and aggression is correlated with serious problems later in life.
987762 tn?1331031553 Hi There wonderful people, I cant get my head around why people with MS sx can be confused with someone with a stress disorder or anxiety disorder, so i've been trying to find the connection. The only thing that i can say for sure is that if your still breathing then it fits into the stress/anxiety basket lol I found this the other day, its a long list of symptoms that are listed as anxiety symptoms.
Avatar f tn According to her they talked most of the time in the office ( started in June ) first time b/c Kate was in the hospital and I was staying with her and was real moody and we were arguing a bit. Then our son went in for surgery and once again I was there and we did have a fight about how he is not there for me and the kids and so on. IT ended up being pretty bad and yes the Scarlett issue came up. She said that is when she gave him her # and said if you need to talk.
1689981 tn?1305847587 Good golly, (to put it mildly) what kind of doctor or information have you been getting. Lexapro is used to treat anxiety in adults and major depressive disorder in adults and adolescents who are at least 12 years old. Risperidone is used to treat schizophrenia (including adolescent schizophrenia). Neither of these are approved for 4 year old children. What kind of a doctor prescribed this?
Avatar n tn It sounds to me like attachment/anxiety disorder... (Mother bipolar, father probably not there very often)... The poor child... he needs alot of love and comfort. He craves it and doesn't get it from home (assuming). Be patient w/ him... I know it's hard to see him constantly crying for attention & affection... but just remember... his home life is hard. Put yourself in his shoes for one day... how would you behave? LOVE is a very powerful thing... sounds to me like he needs that!
Avatar n tn He can't tell me why he is doing this. He also has add, ld and anxiety. How is this best treated? How can I find a specialist in our area to take him to?
Avatar n tn so reading this i feel better again that im not alone with the cramps under my breast. i do have anxiety and also pulled muscles in my back as well as a pinched nerve directly in my back where the pain is under my breast actually.
521840 tn?1348844371 As is the case with children who have ADHD, adults with ADHD are at higher risk for anxiety or depression. Because ADHD runs in families, coping with a child who has ADHD may be particularly difficult for a parent with the same disability. The relatively high rates of anxiety and depression are not surprising when you consider the unpleasant consequences of living with the symptoms of ADHD. Dr.
Avatar f tn The symptoms are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g. Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Dissociative Disorder, or a Personality Disorder). if you could apply yourself to monotonous tasks such as organizing, and partake in two jobs (one of which involving instruction, grading the same homework 20 times, etc.) it seems unlikely that your problems are really ADHD-based.
Avatar f tn I decided that it was worth a try after reading about a recent research study with adolescents in pre-psychotic conditions. Many thanks for your comments.
Avatar m tn They are most often seen in adolescents and young adults, but they also can occur in children and the elderly. They are three times more common in females. What do they look like? The seizures most often imitate complex partial or tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures. Family members report episodes in which the patient stiffens and jerks. Doctors rarely witness the actual event, so they are drawn toward the diagnosis of epilepsy.
Avatar n tn I have had severe pain in my hand/feet joints, knees, base of neck. Swelling in my hands/feet, a rash on my calves and forearms (like dermatitis, yet no change in soap/detergents, etc.), temperature ranging from 97.6-100.9 daily for many months now, daily nausea and diarreah, increased migraine activity and mental fogginess and eye problems (loss of focus/dry)as well as unprovoked anxiety. Have had blood tests and all come back within normal parameters. Symptoms are getting worse over time.
328799 tn?1276569332 , A Multicenter, 6-month, Open-Label Study of Xanax XR in the treatment of Adolescents with Panic Disorder or Anxiety with Panic Attacks, total costs for the entire project- $90,410(Principal Investigator) * 4/05/04-5/31/05 Pfizer Inc, A Multicenter, 18-week, Randomized, Double-Blind,Continuation Study of Xanax XR and Placebo in Adolescents with a Primary diagnosis of Panic Disorder, total costs for the entire project- $60,000, (Principal Investigator) I found this data on a psychiatris
Avatar f tn Let's face it, stress is in the workplace in our schools in our private lives and in our world. It is state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. However, stress and the effects of stress is a subject that has not been thoroughly studied. Even so, prescription drugs are readily available for illnesses that are the product of a stressful environment.
Avatar m tn Tic disorders can be seen as occurring along a continuum of least to most severe in terms of disruption and impairment, with transient tic disorder at one end and Tourette's disorder at the other. Tics increase in frequency when a person is under any form of mental or physical stress, even if it is of a positive nature (excitement about an upcoming holiday, for example). Some people's tics are most obvious when the person is in a relaxed situation, such as quietly watching television.
Avatar n tn FMO, Adult Liver Form, FMO3, Fish Odor Syndrome, Flavin Containing Monooxygenase 3, Stale Fish Syndrome Trimethylaminuria is a rare disorder in which the body's metabolic processes fail to alter the chemical trimethylamine. Trimethylamine is notable for its unpleasant smell. It is the chemical that gives rotten fish a bad smell. When the normal metabolic process fails, trimethylamine accumulates in the body, and its odor is detected in the person's sweat, urine and breath.
Avatar f tn Even if you may be a perfectly normal adult, and even though this disorder is most common in infants and mentally disabled people, this condition is now becoming more common among healthy and able adolescents/adults. I have been diagnosed with this condition after experiencing a year of bulimia, and although you may not have had an eating disorder, rumination syndrome can be associated with anxiety and stress.
Avatar f tn  Have braces, or other metal fragments in their body  Use alcohol or drugs  Have had major head trauma  Have migraine headaches or seizure disorder  Have bipolar disorder  Have anxiety disorders  Have major developmental problems  Be taking any prescribed medications other than stimulants for ADHD Adolescents (accompanied by one parent or guardian) are asked to volunteer. Free comprehensive psychiatric evaluation for sadness and irritability, and one MRI scan.