Anxiety is generally defined as feelings of worry, fear and apprehension or nervousness. When people present with an anxious presentation, they report experiencing excessive levels of anxiety, quite frequently, which may prevent them from carrying out their day to day activities. They simply become overwhelmed with their feeling of fear and worry.
As clinical psychologists who specifically work with children and adolescents, we usually work closely with parents and caregivers. Following our comprehensive assessments, and after discussions on concerning or challenging behaviours, one question we hear often from families is, “Are there any books you can suggest to us on topic XYZ?”
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder which affects a person’s ability to exert age-appropriate self-control. It is characterised by persistent patterns of inattentive, impulsive, and sometimes hyperactive behaviour, and is frequently accompanied by emotional regulation challenges.
Research shows that the average age of being diagnosed with ASD Level 1 for boys worldwide is approximately 8 years of age, in contrast, for girls the age is approximately 13 years of age. In recent years however, professionals working with children and adolescents are increasingly receiving referrals for diagnostic assessments of girls due to more awareness that girls on the spectrum may
When parents or caregivers decide that they may need further assistance (outside of advice from family and friends or Doctor 'Google'), it can be somewhat tricky to explain to a child how seeing a child psychologist may be helpful for them individually and for the whole family!