Sep 15, 2011

Shy children may experience a mental disorder

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GladChild: The new guidelines for diagnosing mental disorder are being developed in the United States. Experts fear the use of psychotropic drugs increases, since the guide was quiet and shy children is also considered a mental illness.

During this time, children who tend to be closed because of shyness assessed only need to be given support so that more confident. With the inclusion of these properties in the category of mental disorder, shy children will need more than just assistance but also treatment.

Of course this is upsetting the psychiatrist, because psychotropic drugs like Ritalin and Prozac will be more widely used. This year alone an estimated 650.000 children aged 8-13 years has been taking Ritalin, far more than 20 years ago that only 9000 children.

In fact, recent research shows, children less than six years already received these drugs to cope with Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Concentration. Long-term effects of worrying, because these drugs work in the central nervous system and can lead to addiction.

In a society that always wants instant results, the use of drugs to alter behavior is certainly very tempting. But there are many other ways that are safer even though it takes more time and energy, said Kate Falon of the Association of Educational Psychologists, as quoted by the Telegraph on Thursday September 15, 2011.

Another way is by Falon of which include cognitive behavioral therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy). Therapy was conducted through the assistance it can cope with emotional disorders, behavioral and mood without having to rely on medication.

But when shyness was categorized as mentally ill, then the impression will be more severe than they really are so that the tendency to use the drug will be higher. As stipulated in the guidelines, quiet child who is categorized as social anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder.

Children who tend to be quiet and withdrawn after feeling lost also categorized mental illness, namely depressive disorder or depressive disorder. Even children who are disobedient to their parents have its own title, ie interference against the rules or oppositional Defiant Disorder.


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