Tag Archives: pediatrician

Witnessing a traumatic event has resulted in OCD behaviours in my son.

I read one of your letters/emails from a woman whose nephew washes his hands a lot. My son does this as well. It started after he and my husband were in a fatal car crash. My husband, my son and … Continue reading

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My pediatrician is not taking my concerns seriously.

I’m concerned about my four-year-old daughter. Since she was old enough to sit up she has had what I thought were spasms in her arms and legs. She holds her arms out away from her and flexes her fingers, her … Continue reading

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My son has a fear of people opening car windows and I don’t know how to help him.

My son is eight years old. He has had this strange fear of people rolling down car windows for some years. He does not want other people to sit in our car. He screams if other people even touch the … Continue reading

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Since starting school there has been a decline in my daughter’s confidence.

My five-year-old daughter was very confident and very friendly with everyone until she started kindergarten. In the last four or five months I have noticed a lack of confidence in her, even if a stranger looks at her she starts crying and … Continue reading

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I think my teenage daughter has an eating disorder.

My 14-year-old daughter seems to be suffering from an eating disorder. Weight is a big factor for her and she feels that she is overweight. She is constantly looking in the mirror and I have caught her measuring herself on … Continue reading

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My five-year-old still wets the bed.

My five-year-old daughter still wets the bed at night. We try to wake her up through the night to go to the bathroom and she just doesn’t want to do it. Getting her to go to the bathroom during the … Continue reading

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My daughter shakes a lot and has trouble understanding questions, should I be worried?

My four-year-old daughter shakes all the time (mostly hands) when she wakes up or is doing something (eating, drinking, etc). She also has problems comprehending when you are asking her questions, it’s like she doesn’t understand what you are asking, … Continue reading

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My son is still not potty trained.

My son is turning four next week and he is still not potty trained. We’ve tried everything and now I just don’t know what to do. Last summer he went for four months without an accident (pooping his pants). We … Continue reading

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I get headaches about five times a month, could it be a brain tumour?

I am a 15-year-old girl and I have headaches about five times a month. Could I have a brain tumour? What should I do? Headaches often make us worry that there is something seriously wrong. Fortunately, almost all headaches are … Continue reading

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How can I get my daughter tested for ADHD?

I have an 11-year-old daughter who I think has some issues, her teachers believe she may have ADHD, how do I get her tested? The diagnosis of ADHD can be done by a psychologist, psychiatrist or a pediatrician who specializes … Continue reading

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