Questionnaire: Does Your Child Have ADHD?

If you think that your child might be suffering from a particular condition, but has yet to be diagnosed, it is worthwhile speaking to other parents, and researching the behaviour that your child is displaying. Self diagnosis is not recommended, but this website is full of information and advice that …

Read more

Major Depressive Disorder

Once thought to be an “adult” condition, major depressive disorder is being recognised earlier in life than in previous decades. Also called clinical depression or unipolar depression, children and adolescents are being increasingly diagnosed with this condition, allowing for early intervention and treatment. Risk Factors A clear link exists in …

Read more

Tourette’s Disorder

Tourette’s Disorder also called Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a complex medical condition and according to the Tourette Syndrome Association, can be described as “a movement disorder, neurological condition, or a neuro-psychiatric condition.” Those affected with Tourette Syndrome display tics – movements and verbal utterances that are difficult or impossible for …

Read more

Attachment Disorders in Children

Attachment disorders are conditions in which infants and young children fail to establish any sort of emotional bonding with their primary caregivers. This means that the baby or child’s emotional needs of love, comfort, affection, care and nurturing, go unmet in the first few years of life. Understanding the types, …

Read more

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

All kids go through difficult stages and could sometimes be described as “oppositional.” There is an enormous difference between the normal defiance seen in two year olds (they don’t call it the ‘terrible twos’ for nothing!) and the early teen years though and the chronic condition referred to as Oppositional …

Read more

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

All kids worry sometimes but in children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the worries are pervasive, invading the child’s thoughts and compelling them toward behaviours that help them to cope with their anxiety. It is estimated that about 1% of children in the UK suffer from OCD and it is …

Read more

What is a Behavioural Disorder?

Behavioural disorders are conditions in which an individual experiences alterations in thinking and emotions that result in challenging behaviours. Challenging behaviours can include but are not limited to, temper tantrums, arguments, lying, cheating, stealing and even assaulting others. At times almost all children will naturally engage in these behaviours, but …

Read more

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder in which a child’s behaviour is largely characterised by inattention hyperactivity and impulsivity. It is thought that ADHD affects approximately 5% of the general population, and that about 50% of children who are diagnosed with the disorder will continue to exhibit these …

Read more

Conduct Disorder (CD)

Conduct Disorder (CD) is a disruptive type of behavioural disorder in which a child routinely violates the personal rights of others and shows no care for others’ property. CD is more often diagnosed in boys than girls and affects approximately five percent of the population under 15 years of age …

Read more

Child Anxiety Disorders

In the modern world children are subjected to a variety of stressors each day and often children are unable to adequately cope with the stress and anxieties that fill their heads. As a result of this, anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues affecting children today. …

Read more