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Is It Normal for a 9-Year-Old to Think about Sex?

My son just turned nine and has been becoming very curious sexually. I know this is a time when he will begin having feelings that are new to him. But 2 years ago he was caught rubbing himself against his brother in bed. My husband and I calmly explained that it was inappropriate to do that to anyone. Then we explained to his brother to always tell if anyone including family touches you that...
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I Suspect I Have ASD

From Scotland: I’m a 15 year old female who has suspected ASD since I was 11. I can’t get a diagnosis as my mum won’t take me and I can’t go alone but because I can’t tell people why I am the way I am I feel depressed and anxious. I want to help myself. My main problems are sensory overload, eye contact, social situations, expressions, routine change and sarcasm. I find it hard...
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I’m Trying to Figure Out What Is Wrong

From the : For the last 6 months or so I have been really angry and lash out at my daughter and wife. I have no desire to finish my classes in school and I have no desires of my old projects that I use to love to do. I don’t feel sad I just feel like I am drifting around and no longer myself. I don’t like this and when my wife asks...
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Teen Depression

From the : My daughter is 18 and has been battling depression and anxiety for 4 years. The first meds worked but made her gain a great deal of weight. The second helps but she says she is unhappy all the time. She has always been awkward and had a hard time making friends. She started college in the fall with hopes of new friends and a new environment. At first there were a...
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Sister Pulled My Daughter’s Loose Tooth

My 7 year old daughter and nieces had just finished practicing being flower girls. My kid was still nervous about the wedding. She comes up to me and shows me her top front tooth is bleeding. This isn’t the first time so I’m not concerned by it. My sis, the dental hygienist, asks to see the tooth. My kid doesn’t want her to, but I tell her to let my sister take a look....
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Concerned about My Mother

Hi. My mum is 58 and has lived a very unhealthy life. She had my brother at 16 and my father used to beat her — they would fight almost every day but he didn’t hit her every time. I’ve witnessed him burn her clothes etc. Later in life, she spiraled into a bad gambling addiction and as long as I’ve known her, she has had severe anxiety. We’ve never been able to get...
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Concerned about My 4 1/2 Year Old

Last August, shortly after turning 4, we had an issue with our daughter drinking her own urine. Her bedroom is in the attic and we have a gate on her door to stop her falling down the stairs at night, so she had a potty which has since been replaced with a camping toilet so she can use the bathroom. Since the last incident there has been a time where she had an accident...
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Anxiety and Chronic Migraine

From Australia: I am getting chronic migraines due mostly to anxieties over my crappy parenting ability. I concisely know I am a good parent, but have such severe anxiety over failing them that i am making myself ill. If I can look at my parenting and see that it is good, is therapy going to help? A: Are you sure the headaches are from anxiety? It may be that you are anxious and you...
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Family Issues

I have been in a relation for more than 3 yrs now but my mom and my family is not accepting it they tell me to stop it or they will disown me. But we both love each other and separation may cause terrible consequences. We want to live together. I read in class 10 and my boyfriend in university, how do I make them understand that we love each other a lot and...
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My BPD and Son’s Apathy about It

I’ve had chronic depression starting in childhood with an emotionally absent mother. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD/BPD by new therapist. Christmas marked the beginning of this debacle. which set up the disaster and now my BPD, etc is a Category 5 Tropical Storm. A CONTINENTAL DIVIDE now exists between my son and I has turned awakening my abandonment fears. His response is total silence (he refuses to investigate this new BPD thing) and...
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What Therapist Qualifications to Look for in Treating My Child

My 10 year old son has been diagnosed OCD. He has all symptoms. I am trying to find a therapist but I don’t know what qualifications or schooling that I should be looking for. (age 41, from US) A: Depending on how severe his symptoms are, he may benefit most from medication and therapy combined. You can call your insurance company for help finding both a child psychiatrist and a therapist or counselor who...
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