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  1. Hi there, You poor things, it sounds like life at home is really stressful right now! You said in your post that the child has had a lot of people come and go in her life, and also you say that she is afraid her mother will love her less when the baby is born. I agree with the other posts, a family counselor is not a bad idea. But, as you say, putting the child into a hospital/home should be a last resort. Try this first… Let’s just suppose that the little girl feels that she has no control over her life. Things happen, and she has no control over them. To answer this, I suggest your fianc
  2. Hey there, The reason the child hits herself and not somebody else when she is frustrated is because at her age, she has already internalised the message that you cannot hit out when you are frustrated. thus she hits in. To solve the problem, look at the function of the behaviour - in this case it seems to be relief from frustration. teach the child new skills for dealing with her frustration to replace the behaviour, for example, kicking a beanbag in her bedroom, making a list of things that are annoying her and giving it to her parents, phoning a friend to share how she's feeling etc. What
  3. I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in my teens. I mostly ignored that diagnosis because I didn’t want to know about it. BPD is a pretty brutal diagnosis and the prognosis used to be very negative. I decided to get on with my life and I aimed to be as together and balanced as I could possibly be. For the most part I succeeded. I have been in the same job for four years (one with adults with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge), I do community work (with Irish Travellers) and I maintain stable and close relationships. Even though I am a competent and normal
  4. Maybe it's because when you are thinking about a particular problem, and exploring different details of said problem, something gets cued in long-term memory. When this 'missing piece' rises to your working memory, you have a 'eureka moment. also interesting about fMri...great research being done, but as an experimental method, one of it's biggest limitations is trying to simulate exactly these kinds of spontaneous phenomena. i guess I'm agreeing with Rilx there...
  5. I suppose one thing about expressing your sexuality as a pretend-animal might be the freedom from social constraints. Literally a license to express your 'animal side'. I sound like a furry don't I? But I swear I'm not...
  6. My sister once ate a lot of sweets at a party and went a bit mental. She was seven. Hope that helps.
  7. I see your predicament. I’ve had a few mental health problems myself, namely depression and anxiety (I recognise these are in in a different class), My G.P. tried putting me on Xyprexa for a while, just because my mood was so up and down. With hindsight it was using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, but it really gave me some insight into the pharmacological yoke that some people have to bear. At around 2pm every day I became overwhelmed with exhaustion, and couldn’t do anything but sleep. Then when I woke I was groggy and upset that the day was half-gone etc. You say ‘its very difficult for me
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