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Children’s Anxiety – Separation and Love Effects on Mental Health

Learning to cope
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If your child exhibits excessive anxiety, he may have separation anxiety. If you’re worried about his anxiety, you can talk to him about it. Separation anxiety can make toddlerhood a challenging time. It can lead to a variety of problems, including crankiness and irritability. It can also make your child’s “Terrible Twos” stage harder to deal with.

Relationship between dependency-oriented psychological control and child separation anxiety

The relationship between child separation anxiety and mother’s dependency-oriented psychological control has long been debated. However, there is some evidence to suggest that the two are linked. Stone, L.L, et al., investigated these two phenomena in a longitudinal study in children and mothers. The first study evaluated the impact of maternal separation anxiety on children, while the second one did not control for the T1 level of child separation anxiety. The three models were then fit using the Tucker-Lewis index to evaluate the fit of the models.

This study found that both maternal separation anxiety and child separation anxiety were related. In fact, maternal separation anxiety predicted child anxiety symptoms in a sample of 99 children. For 48 11-year-olds, prior maternal worry was associated with separation anxiety. In contrast, the relationship was not found with infant temperament or fearful temperament. This study is still at the preliminary stage, but is an important step toward understanding the association between maternal separation anxiety and child separation anxiety.

There are several potential explanations for the relationship between child separation anxiety and maternal separation anxiety. It is worth pointing out that maternal separation anxiety is not the most significant predictor of child anxiety. However, other factors, including parenting style, may be more relevant.

Treatment of separation anxiety in children

Separation anxiety is a normal developmental phase for children, but some children experience severe symptoms of separation anxiety. This condition can affect a child’s mental health and cause them to avoid social situations. Fortunately, treatment for separation anxiety is possible. Parents can help their child overcome these symptoms by addressing the underlying causes. These can include changes to school procedures and parent communication.

Treatment for separation anxiety often includes psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It teaches healthy coping skills to the patient and may include the use of antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications. Research shows that about 36 percent of children with separation anxiety will continue to experience symptoms into adulthood, which makes treatment more complicated.

The best way to help a child cope with separation anxiety is to provide consistent support and encouragement. Start with short separations and gradually increase the time between separations. Also, tell your child exactly when you are leaving and when you will be back. Leaving without saying goodbye can make the anxiety worse.

Separation anxiety in children is often caused by trauma or adverse experiences during childhood. It can affect a child’s ability to form meaningful relationships with other children. They may also struggle in school and at extracurricular activities.

Drug therapy for children with severe anxiety

If you suspect your child may be suffering from severe anxiety, drug therapy can be helpful. It’s recommended for children whose symptoms are not improving with talk therapy or if the symptoms are negatively impacting their eating and sleeping patterns. Benzodiazepines and SSRIs are particularly effective for treating this type of anxiety in children.

Children who suffer from separation anxiety disorder often need psychological treatment in order to cope with the anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, teaches children to develop coping mechanisms and learn how to master the situation that causes them anxiety. Antidepressants, or SSRIs, are a common treatment for severe anxiety, and may be combined with therapy. In addition, parents should stay committed to a treatment plan, as consistency makes all the difference.

Drug therapy for children with severe anxiety separation and loved effects on mental health benefits, such as increased mood and lowered blood pressure, can also improve the mental health of children with severe anxiety. It’s important to note that, unlike with other treatments, the effects of drug therapy are minimal, and it is unlikely to have any long-term side effects. Many children with separation anxiety will go on to develop mental illness as adults.

Symptoms of separation anxiety include a lack of interest in activities other children enjoy, refusal to participate in social activities, throwing tantrums, and avoiding appointments. Some children may also experience physical symptoms, such as nausea or vomiting. As a result, these children may not eat, sleep, or go to school. They may also be cut off from their peers and may not speak in public. The effects can be long- term.

Talk to your childrens, they always listen. The mental health concerns can effect adolescents and early adulthood. Resulting in more serious and life altering future illnesses. Early treatment is important for mental health in children or anyone in general. Ask your child questions. Prevent depression or any mental health issues your child may encounter. Take time to listen and promote health relationships while communicating mental health. It takes a few minutes to save a children from long-term effects. Are you talking to your children? They are right there watching and learning from you. So they listen, with open ears and a loving heart

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter. – Della 💞🦋

🎭 Truth Of Addiction – #1 ✔️My Story My Version🎭

Truth of Addiction
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Experimenting during adolescent years and developmental growth periods are normal. Experience is gained by the time going through an experience. The psychology of addiction is the how, why, when, what, and where behavior.  The behavior that triggers the response to want more.  But what happens to promote addiction is the root – problem (creations of). That comes from or is created due to a past experience or life event.

Psychology of Addiction

Psychology of Addiction is an overview of the behavior. It is also known as the study of motivation and controlling factors that induce a person to do an addictive behavior. The factors vary from individual to individual and from situation to situation. At times, one may not even be aware that they are addicted. If you are reading this article, chances are that you have come across a question “Why do people become addicted?” or “What makes a person more likely to become addicted?” There are a number of theories about addiction out there but the most widely recognized one is the “Biological Theory” which suggests that addiction is caused by genetic predisposition. It means that it runs in families and if your parents had addiction problems such as alcoholism, drug abuse or compulsive gambling, you are at high risk of being addicted to substance use or something else. On the other hand, behavioral theories suggest that addiction comes from the environment and how they were raised by their parents. People who grew up in an environment with no love and care are more likely to become addicted as they look for such care in other things. Other times, people use drugs and alcohol for an escape route from their problems. If someone feels depressed, drugs offer temporary consolation that never lasts but one becomes habitual and continues doing it again and again without realizing its consequences.

The Use of Drugs and Alcohol

So why do people start using drugs? People start using drugs for a variety of reasons. It can be as simple as peer pressure or a desire to escape from a stressful life situation. Some people also use drugs to cope with emotions, to self-medicate, or to try and numb the pain from mental health issues. Drug use can also be linked to low self-esteem, depression, and even traumatic life events. Whatever the reason may be, the reality is that it can quickly lead to dependency and even addiction, leading to devastating consequences.

The answer to this question can depend on a person’s life events, psychology, past experiences and mental health.

When a person is depressed, it is very difficult for them to enjoy life fully, which will inevitably lead to the search for an escape route. It’s easy to fall into the world of drugs – they will show you another world, where all your problems disappear, even if it is a temporary illusion. The cause of behavior to explore drugs to temporarily avoid feelings. It’s important to understand one addiction feeds another. In other words if you give up sugary foods, becoming a alcoholic is favorable. Substituting a new created addiction is likely to fill the void. A continuous cycle in times of a mental mess situation.

My Story My Version

My alcohol and drug experience began during my High School years.   Addiction isn’t a taste for or an acquired liking for a beverage or substance.  Addiction is the recovery, or the lack of – to hide from emotional connection with high levels of pain..  Hiding something that feels unpleasant or unwelcome, is optional- yet reality. Covering the inner pain (demon) to feel normal or better about ones self, produces the nature of behavior.

Addiction can be described as a compulsive, unhealthy need to engage in a certain activity. Unlike the way most people think about addiction, very little of it has to do with the actual substance or behavior one has become addicted to. Instead, addiction is more of a coping mechanism that someone uses to deal with difficult feelings or circumstances.

The truth my of addiction starts here. Addiction became part of my way of life, challenging events of death.

Being secure, confident, and intelligent added to self awareness to my own identity- did not matter.. Yes, getting drunk, was just a happening occurrence at times.  The cause of drinking was for fun, social involvement,  not for out of character behavior.  Exploring my tolerance to drugs and alcohol was experienced with friends or peers. And then, the feeling of numbness, laughter or enjoyment from the alcohol take effect.  Developmental response is learning to connect with behavior and the substance.  The behavioral reaction to drugs and alcohol weren’t negative effects of anger, mood altercation, or disrespectful behavior during my use.  My tolerance was the social aspect while drinking not to get drunk.  I can say, I didn’t have grudges to people, places or things.

Drugs, such as marijuana, mushrooms, acid, were more mind or body response altering substance  Of course we all try different peer related drugs, as I did. I can say my experience was pleasant and offered enjoyment.  Some days involved over drinking, getting sick, hangovers, and the “oh, I will never drink again moments”.  All though, I had my share of hangovers.  Those headaches were contributed by whiskey or hard liquor.  (lesson * to respond or not respond – to learn from awareness of the behavior with over indulging or mixing alcohol).

When the word “addiction” is used, we often think about alcohol or drugs, and specifically the chemicals within them. But how does that impact our behavior?

The chemical reactions in the brain are linked to everything we do, especially our actions—be it buying ice cream, going to work, or having sex. In fact, when it comes to powerful addictive substances like alcohol and cocaine, we’re talking about very strong chemical hooks: but they are still just chemical reactions.

Those chemical hooks of being a superhero; was not in my plans.  I didn’t desire to explore hard liquor or the  behavior from the effects.  Proudly, a shot from time to time was my limit.  However inner peace and enjoyment balanced, my behavior, the (Inner monster) was tamed.  I had an honest relationship with my parents and myself.  This is in fact an important key factor to developmental growth during adolescent years. Also the relationship established with future addictions.

Drinking wasn’t a habit or need for me.  Drinking with family and friends were the of best times just interacting/socializing.  A people person was natural for my social well-being..  Drinking in the yard with my dad, held the best conversations, growing knowledge, and in-depth wisdom of life, itself.  My childhood did not include: a broken home, child abuse, foster care, or traumatizing influences. My addiction came in the form of life events. Those life events were the loss of my father and brother 7 weeks apart.

The truth of addiction is, trauma, something that takes place that a person can not accept. An emotional, physical or mental event that one can not manage to cope with. Accepting the pain of an event can be crippling at times. Dealing with the mental effects are important. Naturally when unwelcoming pain is experienced, we use defenses to our advantage . Any pain can result in drug or alcohol abuse. The beginning or the go to escape route that leads to addiction. Influenced pain by substance or alcohol form to avoid emotional, mental, or physical Searching for a numbing mechanism that becomes an addiction. Its not your fault, its okay that pain hurts. Its okay to cry, feel and acknowledge the pain. It’s not a fun, happy feeling, or a joy to experience raw emotions. But honestly, once you face the truth and pain. Life is good. Life is happier. You are stronger. You can free addiction or urges of temtation by understanding yourself.

Dealing with emotional, mental, or physical trauma today. Can help keep addiction tendencies from surfacing. Learn your own behavior and actions. This can help you better understand your mental and physical health. Take time to feel the in the moment experience or present circumstances. Those feelings are warning signs that help you deal and cope with life pain. Those warnings can be your tendency to manage future events that trigger pain. You are the mechanic to your well-being. A good mechanic knows how to look for warnings before they surface. You have the ability to recognize the warnings. You have the ability to be stronger than you never imagined. Believe in your positivity, a flow of positive energy that cycles within your well-being. Open that experience to overcome, challenges so tomorrow is adding positivity. And addiction will be far from reach.

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della🦋💞

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