Sleep problems in children: when is it a sign of illness?

Sleep disorders are a common problem in children. The most sensitive periods are up to four years and adolescence. Some sleep disorders can be intimidating to both the child and the parent, although they are not considered a medical problem. Others may indicate diseases that need to be treated. Finally, lack of sleep affects not only the well-being of all family members, but also the health of the child himself. MedaboutMe tells what the reasons are. Causes of childhood insomnia Insomnia or insomnia is not only a condition when a person does not sleep at all. Sleep deficiency disorder is also called insomnia: a child (or… Read More

Not Ready for School: Experts on Kids Learning Too Early

According to the Law “On Education” you can go to primary school from 6.5 years old. Everyone knows that passport age and readiness to study may not coincide. It is not for nothing that in many schools a psychologist talks to a child before an admission. But experts say that the youngest children in the class are often not just not ready – they find more different abnormalities during the examination – from ADHD and mental retardation to childhood depression. Let’s figure it out together why this happens.   Younger students are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, ID, and depression If a child cannot sit… Read More

Can a child receive melatonin: what do doctors say?

Can a child receive melatonin: what do doctors say? Anxiety, stress, as well as a free regime and a lack of self-isolation walks disrupt sleep not only in adults. And at normal times, children may suffer from insomnia, let alone the quarantine period. Many parents are already looking for options for “mild sleeping pills” for themselves – and the choice often falls on dietary supplements.  Melatonin, the sleep hormone, is considered one of the good options – although it has many limitations and side effects. Is it worth giving it to a child who cannot sleep? Here’s what experts say on this score.  What… Read More

Child development problems: disorders in children aged 4-6 years

When to show your child to a child psychiatrist: behaviors and symptoms that should alert you Delayed psychoverbal development It often happens that with a delay in psycho-speech development, parents seek help at the age of 4 and later, when, for example, the kindergarten reports that the child is not coping with the mass preschool program. He still confuses colors and geometric shapes, and the question of the seasons is difficult for him. At this age, the child already feels his “failure” and develops secondary neurotic traits: withdrawal, refusal to speak, anxiety, expectation of failure. He needs help, this will be done… Read More

Children with ADHD: Care Guidelines

Raising children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with several problems and characteristics. Children with this diagnosis have complex and sometimes inappropriate behavior. Parents should understand that for harmonious learning and development, such children need special care, an approach to teaching, which ultimately will give pronounced positive results. Tips for Parents When making such a diagnosis, the main task of parents and professionals is to help children reduce disruptive behavior and cope with the problems that accompany or are a consequence of ADHD. Experts have developed some fundamental tips for caring for diagnosed children to help them cope with their own… Read More

“I will lie down, it will pass”: diseases with an underestimated danger

In modern society, it is somehow not accepted to run to the doctor for any ailment. The frantic pace of life requires to remain in the ranks to the last, therefore it often happens that a person asks for help in the most extreme case when the course of the disease is neglected . Some of them are not taken seriously by people, but in the future, such an attitude towards their health can result in the most dire consequences.  Helminthic invasion is a disease that everyone is at risk of contracting Adults often underestimate the risks of infection with helminthic invasion, naively believing that… Read More

Fathers smoking leads to ADHD in their grandchildren

Scientists at Florida State University found that children were more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) if their grandfather smoked.   In experiments on mice, scientists gave males drinking water with small doses of nicotine and analyzed their semen. Then these “smoking” mice were mated with “non-smoking” females. The offspring were generally normal, but the children of “smoking” males showed behavioral disorders – attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cognitive rigidity (that is, rigidity, inertia of thinking, difficulty in switching from one concept to another). During the experiment, mice from this offspring mated and gave birth to offspring (grandchildren of “smoking” males), which also showed cognitive rigidity… Read More

When does a child need a neuropsychologist?

Neuropsychology is one of the most popular areas at present in the work with children. When does a child need the help of a neuropsychologist? How does a specialist work with children? What methods of neuropsychology have proven to be the most effective? Child’s psyche and neuropsychology Child neuropsychology is also one of the branches of clinical psychology, which deals with the study of cerebral features and their connection with child behavior. Experts have proven that the child’s psyche and its processes are closely related to the features of the child’s cognitive system – memory, imagination, attention, thinking, speech, perception, emotions. Neuropsychologists study a child’s… Read More

ADHD in children: 13 signs common in girls

Today, about 5% of children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, that is, every 20th child in the world. At the same time, scientists speak of a very high probability that this figure is underestimated. Insufficient surveys in developing countries, the usual labels of “hooligans”, “mischievous” and sometimes hereditary “Cs” (the likelihood of developing ADHD can be inherited), in which no one takes the child to a specialist, lead to an underestimation of statistics. However, there is one more factor that influences the diagnosis – the sex of the child. MedAboutMe talks about the differences in ADHD in girls and boys.  Child gender and attention deficit… Read More

Neurological diagnoses of young children and parental fears

After the birth of a baby, parents have a lot of trouble, and inexperienced mothers and fathers are worried about the appearance in the child’s card of various diagnoses, consisting of abbreviations, mysterious and frightening. Children are still very tiny, and any deviations in their state of health, especially if it is the brain, can further result in serious developmental disorders of the baby – physical or mental. But are diagnoses and terrible letters in the card so dangerous? Parenting experiences: real and contrived Parents are especially concerned about diagnoses concerning the state of the child’s brain and nervous system, exposed almost… Read More