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originally posted by: anxiouswens
Sorry for talking about it on here but child is plaiying happily and sometimes it just helps to speak to people removed from situation. We have been baking tonight and had some goid quality time and he has said he would like to speak to someone. I am a trained councillor myself but in person centred with adults. Obviously I am too close as his mother. I just really needed some reassurance that it is something like PTSD which can be dealt with rather than the beginning of more serious mental health problems.
There has been some bullying recently his best friend has left and a group are excluding him.
originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: chrismarco
For an acute stress reaction and anxiety?
Really? You want to put a child on anxiety medication?
Or, God-forbid they misdiagnose him and put him on something worse. There's a big problem with the over-medication of children. What this boy needs is love and support and understanding. There's nothing wrong with him. Panic attacks don't have a cure. They just happen. He is able to be normal most of the time--and honestly, after witnessing what he witnessed, along with the stress of his grandmother and father, the boy's reaction is NORMAL.
Asking for advice is never a bad thing. I also suggested that they seek counseling. But no, the kid isn't sick in the head, okay? He sounds like a nice little boy.