Daily Archives: March 5, 2014

Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette’s syndrome is a condition that causes you to have involuntary movements or noises called tics. It starts in childhood and is associated with various other problems such as behavioural problems and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It can often … Continue reading

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Dyslexia

The term dyslexia is used to describe difficulty in the acquisition of reading, writing and spelling skills but not all poor readers are dyslexic. The child’s learning difficulties may be caused by: •Visual problems through not being able to recognise … Continue reading

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Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition that mainly affects behaviour. It is usually diagnosed in children but can affect adults. Symptoms include persistent restlessness, impulsiveness and/or inattention. The diagnosis is made after a detailed assessment. Treatment includes … Continue reading

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance, or excessive concern over a slight physical anomaly. It is characterised by time-consuming behaviours such as mirror gazing, comparing one’s appearance with others, excessive camouflaging to hide … Continue reading

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Cognitive and Behavioral therapy

Cognitive and behavioural therapies are both forms of psychotherapy (a psychological approach to treatment) and are based on scientific principles that help people change the way they think, feel and behave. They are problem-focused and practical. (Please also refer to … Continue reading

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obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may be characterised by the presence of obsessions or compulsions but commonly both. •Obsessions are unwanted intrusive thoughts, images or urges that repeatedly enter the person’s mind. •Compulsions are repetitive behaviours or mental acts that the person … Continue reading

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