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May 03, 2018 Thursday 12:19:39 PM IST

Parents should Watch Out for These Pink Flags Instead of Red!

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It is not an easy task to identify the mental abnormalities in a child. But, the medica sciece history proves that the early the detection is, the better it is to handle. There may not be striking signs of mental illness, but some of the following behaviours could be indicative of some underlying emotional or behavioural disorders. “We often talk about these worries as being ‘pink’ instead of red flags,” says Rahil Briggs, Psy.D., National Director of HealthySteps at Zero to Three, in Washington, D.C. “Although they aren’t necessarily glaring signals of a clinical disorder, they can be subtle evidence of a developing problem.” 

Have a look at the following. 

1. Sleep disorder: 

Children should be ideally getting around 8-10 hours of sound sleep every night. On the other hand, children with depression often appear to be sleepy and going to bed at odd hours. 

2. Stomach trouble: 

Stomach aches are an issue. But frequent pains that can’t be attributed to constipation or food could have psychological underpinnings. 

3. Obsessions: 

Children driven by anxiety often have all-consuming fears that disturbs their day-to-day life. Some

common obsessions are to do with Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD). 

4. Eschewing fun: 

If your child is too detached and isn’t excited about anything around, s/he needs attention. 

5. Guilt: 

Typically, children prone to depression feel guilty about even little things and need an extraordinary amount of reassurance to feel redeemed. 

6. Anger: 

Temper tantrums coupled with aggression, destructive behaviour, and other symptoms of abnormality can indicate Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), depression, or other concerns. 

7. Dark notions: 

If your child were to indulge in abnormally morbid acts, it could be anticipative of self-inflicted mental and physical harm.