Most disorders present in children or adolescents have distinct symptoms that one can easily catch as being atypical and hinting toward a disorder. However, there are other disorders that are much more difficult to recognize and even diagnose. One disorder that has been seen especially in children and adolescents is selective mutism. Selective mutism is an anxiety disorder in which a child is unable to talk and express his or her feelings in certain situation and to certain people persistently. These
Selective Mutism is a multifaceted childhood anxiety disorder that characterized by a child's inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as school and to the general public (Kumpulainen, 1998, p. 24). The DSM-V-TR criteria for Selective Mutism specify that the persistent failure to speak in specific contexts should not be explained by the following: 1. An organic inability rooted in language ability (comprehension and comfort speaking the language) 2. Another communication
Introduction: Attachment occurs due to the evolution of a trusting relationship between a child and caregiver during the first couple of years of the child's life. This relationship is built when the caregiver is intuitive for the infants need , i.e. when the caregiver understands the infant’s needs of comfort, warmth and nourishment…usually expressed by the child through crying. . This fulfillment of need develops trust in the child learns that the world is a safe place. In addition, emotional
Prozac belongs to a group of medications classed by chemists as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Ogbru, n.d.) and is a trade name for fluoxetine, a commonly prescribed anti-depressant drug. It is available in several forms, as capsules, both short and in long acting delayed release from a tablet, and as a solution to be taken orally. Other trade names for fluoxetine include Rapiflux, Sarafem and Selfemra. Previous tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) worked on three different neurotransmitters
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Over the past 30 years, playing video games has become one of the most popular hobbies worldwide. Not only has the video game industry become a multi-billion dollar industry, but it has attracted people from all age types. While video games today are played by both kids and adults, there are many issues being raised regarding the effects of video games. More particular, is the effect that violent video games may be having on children. Some critics argue that video games are direct indicators of child