Working On Both Softball Drills And Mental Conditioning Drills Make You A Better Player

There is no denying that every softball player has only one main goal and that it is to be recognized as one of the best softball players in their generation. This might seem so hard to reach at first but if you have the determination to reach your success then you will become willing to do everything. It is always said that softball drills will help you to increase your skills and abilities needed in the game. But, physical strength is not the only important thing in this sport. Your mind has also an important role in becoming an effective softball player.

This is the reason why it is not enough to practice different softball drills without increasing your mental abilities. You should know that having an alert mind will help you to make quick decisions when you are in the middle of the game. Some of the mental skills that you need to increase are your concentration, focus, decision making, analytical thinking and plan making.

Thus, when you are having your training, you should incorporate some conditioning drills which can help you improve your mental abilities. Focus is very significant in playing the game regardless of your position. The best way to increase your focus is to practice the muscle eye movement and direction. You should also learn to anticipate the future action of your opponent so that you can prepare three back up plans as counter part of their action.

Softball is a pressurized game. You will feel the pressure once you step inside the field. Much more if you are the star player because you will aim to perform better so that your team will win in the game. Yet, you should not let the pressure to affect your performance. You should act naturally even if you feel nervous. Just focus on what you are doing so that you can do the appropriate action required in a certain game situation.

Actually pressure is a normal part of every game but you should learn how to minimize the pressure. Also, do not let your attention to be disturbed by the audience. As long as you have the air of confidence, you have nothing to worry about.

There are lots of conditioning drills which you can incorporate in your training. These conditioning drills are proven effective to make every softball player to be alert throughout their practice game. A good coach will let his players to develop not only their physical aspect but also their mental abilities. After all these two things work hand in hand in order to dominate the game.

Searching the internet can help you learn some of the effective conditioning drills that will test your mental skills. As a matter of fact, the internet is a better source than books because this can give fresh and new ideas on softball drills as well as mind conditioning activities to make the level of your performance better than before. But of course, you have to make the right choice to make sure of your success in the end.

I Forgot What I Was Doing….

Many of us will sometimes walk into a room and not remember why. It could be a sign that you are “losing it” but more than likely it’s the fact that you’re just getting older. Still, it’s frightening that you’re not always as sharp as you used to be.

As we get older there are the obvious changes going on. The fine lines and wrinkles, the sagging butt and eyelids, the chicken neck, flabby arms – ok – I’ll stop. But even more unsettling about aging is that our mind starts to go too. Just as there are things that we can do to slow down the physical changes, there are also things we can do to keep our minds younger.

What Was I Talking About?

Oh yeah,

Keeping Our Minds Younger

Brain Food
One of the most important things we can do for both body and mind is to eat the right kinds of foods. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants. Adding more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables vegetables into our diets has other benefits. They increase blood flow to the brain and help our bodies produce more acetylcholine which helps with mental function. Blueberries are one of the berry good brain foods. Research says that if you eat at least a cup of blueberries a day, your memory will improve in just a few short months. The problem is, you have to remember to eat them.

Stress
Stress can be a big factor in our mental decline. Research tells us that those of us who are prone to being “stressed out” have a higher risk of cognitive impairment. Identifying the source of our stress is the first step in managing it. I find that certain types of stress keep me a little sharper. Tough deadlines and performance incentives have kept me a little more on my toes. I also have found that exercise, yoga and meditation help me stay focused and keep the stress level manageable.

Sleep
Research shows that getting a good night’s sleep strengthens memory recall. While we sleep our brain is busy storing and sorting through information from the day. Not sleeping enough encourages those blank moments and lack of focus. Lack of sleep also affects your mood and performance.

Stay Active
One of the reasons that we suffer mental decline as we age is not staying active, both physically and mentally. The old adage “use it or lose it” applies to not only our muscle strength but our memory as well. The more you work out the body and the mind the better you’ll be able to process and remember things. For example, taking on unfamiliar tasks can improve short term memory and build up the part of the brain that processes information. And regular exercise increases oxygen to the brain and is just all around good for mental and physical stamina.

Many of us have some bad habits which doesn’t help our ability to process and retain information. The good news is that barring some terrible disease or serious injury, we can improve our memory.

Copyright (c) 2008 Lynne Hagan

How To Attain A Positive Frame Of Mind

Real life is not all tea and pancakes. The difficulties life brings are all part of parcel of existence. Coming face to face with hardship should not be seen as a bad thing what counts is the way in which we deal with it. A positive frame of mind is important because positive thinking is proven to boost our performance and quality of work. We tend to think more dynamically and perform more efficiently when we are feeling positive and well.

There are some biological explanations for this. A positive frame of mind is triggered by enhanced levels of neuro transmitters such as serotonin that regulate the performance capabilities of the brain. The consequential effects of a positive frame of mind also include better physical and mental health. This is because the immune system is boosted by the positive hormones produced by being in a positive frame of mind.

If we expand on this rule we can see that the reverse is also true. When we are depressed we are far more likely to contract other diseases or develop mental health problems. As our relationships with others deteriorate, our thinking becomes irrational and our productivity grinds to a halt. To put it simply, this is a frame of mind that is best avoided at any cost. Being occasionally unhappy is not unusual and how we choose to deal with it comes from our pre-installed mindset.

Having a positive mental attitude is also about giving yourself a can do attitude. People who think positively are far more likely to see opportunities rather than setbacks or challenges rather than problems. For example, top business people become successful because they can see opportunities for growth where others only see problems. The positive mental attitude of successful business people dictates that opportunity becomes a reality – because they have developed the necessary drive and motivation to succeed in making their dreams come true. It should now be obvious that there is so much to be gained from possessing a positive mental attitude. The biggest hurdle for a lot of people is in developing one to start with.

Another life truth is that some people are more positive than others. Emanating a so called sunny disposition suggests that there is something inherent or genetic to vindicate a particular frame of mind. While this may be true in some cases, it is also true that a positive frame of mind is not restricted to the privileged few. It is open to anyone who is prepared to put in the necessary work to attain it.

A good way to establish your frame of mind is to think about how you are with other people. Try picturing how you behave towards people you do not know. Are you outgoing and willing to meet and talk with them, or are you insular and scared. Actually, one of the best ways to conquer a negative frame of mind is to change your attitude to the world around you but especially the people in it. If you are typically anxious around others then try this experiment. When you feel ready, force yourself to start a conversation with a random stranger in a public place. Dont worry about how you look or appear or what you begin or end up talking about. A few words about the weather or anything will do. Just try it and take notice of how you feel afterwards.

You see, the way you are with others will determine which opportunities you are offered. You want some more proof, then look at this example who would you expect to progress further in a workplace between two people of equal experience and ability except for one big difference – one is anxious and uncomfortable with others around them but the other is easy going and relaxed in the company of others. If I was their manager I know which one I would pick – every time.

Mood Vitamins

Are you depressed? Anxious? Moody? Many of us who are turn to pharmacutical relief, or we play mental and emotional games with ourselves to try and “ride it out.” But the reality of the situation is that with the proper nutrition, or “mood vitamins,” we can actually feel better than we have in years, all the time, without drugs. Without mental games.

A deficiency in Vitamin B may be to blame for many of our emotional challenges. The B-Complex vitamins are essential to the well-being of our mental and emotional health. Unlike most nutrients, our bodies don’t really store a surplus of the B vitamins. Rather, we must regularly consume them to harness their healing power.

The B vitamins can only enhance your mood if they are left intact and healthy within your body. An excess of refined sugar, caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol will essentially destroy the vitamin, rendering it useless. This will only serve to perpetuate anxiety, depression, and even thoughts of suicide. If you experience these feelings, immediately discontinue the use of those harmful substances.

Then, begin a B vitamin supplementation regimen by taking the following:

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) – This is the vitamin your brain uses to convert blood sugar into fuel. When it is deficient, your brain will run out of energy at an alarming rate, causing depression, anxiety, fatigue, irritability, and suicidal thoughts. This vitamin is critical in maintaining emotional balance and a “zest for life.”
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – A minor deficiency in this critical vitamin will lead to agitation, anxiety, and mental & physical slowness. A major deficiency can cause Pellagra, or dementia & psychosis. This vitamin keeps you active and sane.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) – Two substances your brain combines and uses to keep your mood in check and avoid depression are amino acids and acetylcholine. A deficiency in B5 prevents this from happening, resulting in major fatigue, chronic stress, and depression. This vitamin is so important in keeping you emotionally stable and able to cope with life.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) – Your brain uses this vitamin to process amino acids and create seratonin, as well as melatonin and dopamine. B6 deficiency can result in mental confusion, along with immune system challenges and skin lesions. When this vitamin is in ample supply, you should feel sharp and alert.
Vitamin B12 – This is a critical element in the formation of red blood cells. A B12 deficiency is perhaps the scariest B vitamin deficiency, as it leads to a condition called pernicious anemia, an oxygen transport problem. Symptoms include confusion, irritability, dementia, hallucinations, weakness, dizziness, and tingling in the extremities, among others. When in ample supply, this vitamin will help keep you oxygenated and centered.

In addition to an all natural, whole-food B vitamin supplement, I also highly encourage you to pick up both a whole-food multi-vitamin and a powerful antioxidant formula. The acai berry and green tea are phenomenal antioxidants that will kill any free radicals that could potentially hinder the effectiveness of your B, and other mood vitamins.

On a final note, please avoid your corner grocery or drug store. They deal mostly in synthetics. We want whole-food vitamins, as they are the only kind your body will actually recognize, assimilate, and use. Get to know the nice people at your best local health food store.

Mood disorders like depression, anxiety or panic, irritability, and apathy can be debilitating. They can ruin lives. They even did me in, once upon a time. “Mood vitamins” will give you the best fighting chance, I assure you.

You’re going to do great! Thank you for reading.

Quit Talking And Stop The Mental Chatter All At The Same Time

Mental Chatter is something that a lot of us suffer from. I have found that it originates when we feel the need to control the person, place or situation at hand.

Example: Picture a typical opposites attract couple and in this scenario the man is outgoing and the woman is the introvert. There names = John and Mary

John and Mary would like to sell their house. Mary has a full time job and John works from home.

John likes to putts around the house and then brag about how much he gets done during the day, according to Mary.

John and Mary have sat down and prioritized the realtors suggestions on what they thought should be done to the house before listing it.

Mary is at work all day but her mental chatter is interfering with her work performance and concentration because all she thinks about is the list and how nothing is getting done, at home, by John. She calls all her friends and complains about how John never accomplishes anything he just talks and yells at her if she brings it up. She calls her mother and sisters. Then she calls John and asks what he has done and he just starts in not really answering her question at all. Her mental chatter has increased 10 fold because her friends and family continue to listen to her complain which amplifies Marys need to control John and the selling of the house situation. Also, because she calls John knowing what the outcome will be but doing the same thing expecting different results and this keeps her in the need to control feeling which in turn, once again, increases her mental chatter.

If Mary would Quit Talking, to her friends and family about John and their situations, her Mental Chatter would slow and leave room for Mary to fill the extra space in her mind with Daily Affirmations, Motivational Sayings and Mantra Meditations. As soon as Mary starts to fill her mind with Daily Affirmations, Motivational Sayings and Mantra Meditations she would immediately feel release, from her need to control and she would have the power of positive thinking and a positive attitude to move forward in her personal and work fulfillment.

I, Carrie, am definitely, one who felt the need to be in control of all people, places and situations. This did derive from my childhood because I was not taught consistency and discipline at a young age. Although, I was taught everything that was not done correctly and therefore learned how to control situations to go differently the next time so the option of doing it right this time was available. I have learned a lot of different ways to approach people, places and situations trying to find the right way of doing IT. Whatever IT was. We can look at all these different ways of approach as opportunities which I do or we can look at them as Mental Chatter because I was always trying to saturate the need to feel in control.

Actually, back in the day it was Mental Chatter because I would call everyone I could and complain about the person, place or situation that took place at that time. I would talk to so many people it was sick and it made me sick mentally, physically and spiritually to keep dwelling on the same things and doing the same thing expecting different results.

Once I learned how to apply Daily Affirmations, Mantra Meditations and Motivational Sayings I learned to SHUT UP. Honestly, I noticed once I stopped complaining about every other person, place or situation I did not have much to say. Bottom line is I had to learn self honesty and how to live from within.

Quit Talking and Live From Within.

Carrie Sokalski

www.livefromwithin.com and www.carriesokalski.com

P.S. Do you do the following daily?:

Daily affirmations
Positive attitude
Power of positive thinking
Mantra meditation
Motivational saying

Honestly, daily affirmations changed my life. I was depressed for two years and wanted to blow my 18 years of sobriety and then I started using daily affirmations and now I have 22 years of sobriety and went off of all my medications for depression and anxiety. Be Free. I AM Free to be me!

2008, Carrie Sokalski
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Breakthrough Therapy For Ocd, Obsessive Compulsive Sufferers

OCD Counseling Therapy
NEW: Obsessive compulsive disorders may well be a thing of the past. With the emergence new ‘techniques’ in treating OCD ‘s the exact underlying cause for OCD anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic attacks and many other anxiety related issues can now be determined and eliminated. The result is a remarkably fast recovery for these conditions.

The Day Spring Counseling Center has been deeply involved in working with these new approaches – refining them and leading the field in OCD research and therapy methodologies. The good news for all OCD and anxiety sufferers is real help is now available for these conditions which were once thought to be untreatable without heavy dosing of psychotropic medications.

The above statement may come as a shock to many OCD sufferers. This is because up until now treatment modalities have not been overly successful in ‘curing’ this condition. What has come about in recent years is the landmark research being done by the Day Spring Center, located in Richardson Texas. The center has combined the use of a simple bio-feed back type device, basically a bio-monitor which is a fancy name for one component of a polygraph. What they have learned is OCD’s always have at their core a fear which has not been identified nor handled by the OCD victim. The outward ‘odd’ behavior which accompanies the deeply suppressed fear is actually an attempt on behalf of the sufferer to release the fear and its negative emotional feelings. Thus, a client with a deeply rooted fear may try to release it by flipping a light switch a certain number of times or perfectly aligning the boxes in his pantry, etc

Strangely, the OCD sufferer does get a temporary release from the negative feelings by engaging in ritualistic behaviors. The relief attained by the behavior,however, is fleeting and the ‘hidden’ fear will rear up again and again, and the OCD behavior returns. Even the use of powerful drugs to numb the feelings have little to zero effect in curing the OCD.

The employ of the bio-monitor in treating the OCD is quite ingenious. It allows the therapist to quickly determine where the clients hot buttons, his deep rooted, hard to determine fears are located. In fact, it usually takes only one to two 50 minute sessions to positively determine the exact nature and cause of the fear. After this, all that remains to be done is to fall back on more traditional methods of therapy to wrap things up with the client. The center has had many wonderful successes with this new method and is now rolling out its use in its service offerings to clients.

Not every one who picks up one of these devices can instantly handle an obsessive thought or compulsive behavior. The machine is only one part of the equation. In fact, the institute has spent several years in developing various techniques in using the bio-monitor and combining its use with an assortment of set patterns of questions directed to the client. So the right equipment and proper training in its use are essential to a good therapy outcome.

The bottom line to this report is this, “OCD sufferers now have a real reason to be hopeful – there is an effective treatment for this here to fore seemingly hopeless condition”.

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What Is Arsen Iod and How Can It Help To Treat Children With ADHD

This essential ingredient in homeopathic medicine has been proven to be effective in treating children with ADHD, especially when combined with other effective ingredients.

What is arsen iod?

Arsen iod is a homeopathic ingredient that is chemically prepared from metallic arsenic and iodine. It is an extremely dilute form of arsenic which is safe in potencies above 6X, 30, 200, etc. Weak preparations of this metal have had a history of medicinal use.

Many people are worried that anything coming from such a well-known poisonous source could be used for children, but the fact is the dilution is so great that it is extremely safe and effective.

This proven homeopathic remedy is often recommended for children with ADHD who tend to be irritable and restless, hyperactive, or excitable and impatient with sudden outbursts.

It helps to restore balance and reduces frustration which can become out of control with ADHD. Other important ones to use in a homeopathic remedy include verta alb, tuberculinum and hyoscyamus. These combine to really help naturally treat ADHD rather than just suppressing the symptoms the prescription meds like Ritalin do, and without the harmful side effects.

It seems to be so prevalent today that parents are simply dished out these drugs like Ritalin and Adderall without being made fully aware of the side effects and long term dangers.

In fact Ritalin has been found to be effective only for the first few months, with little benefits realized after that time.

The natural way should always be the first port of call rather than a last resort in my opinion. A quality homeopathy remedy will not interact adversely with any other meds and has no side effects.

They have been known to transform children, helping them concentrate, calm them down and lead to a more productive home and school life.

Homeopathic remedies have a long history of use in supporting mental, physical and emotional health, preferring a holistic approach to the suppression of symptoms. Homeopathy operates on the principle of “like treats like”, using minute amounts of proven, homeopathically prepared ingredients to support the body to heal itself.

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The Importance Of Mental And Health Attributes

Mental and health attributes are essential for every organism ranging from body to the mind. Mental health is as important as physical health. Some people consider that mental health is just the absence of any mental disorder or abnormality. But it is not like this. In fact mental health is defined as the state of well being in which each and every individual comprehends his potential and is able to cope up with normal stresses and tensions of life. A person with mental health can work productively and can give fruitful results and makes positive contribution towards his community.

Mental health usually refers to cognitive or emotional well being. It is all about our thinking, feeling and behavior. Mental health also signifies the absence of mental disorders. Mental health is gaining attention because most of people are getting mental health problems in their lives. According to research only in UK 25 5 of the people has mental health problems and US is rated as highest in developed countries regarding the rate of the people having mental health disorders. Mental health affects the daily life, relationships and also physical health. Mental health is also described as the individual’s ability to enjoy life to achieve a balance between life activities and efforts to attain psychological elasticity. .

Anyone can get affected from mental health disorders regardless of age or sex, rich or poor. There are many types of mental disorder from which individual can suffer. The most common mental disorders are anxiety disorders and mood disorders and schizophrenia disorders. Anxiety disorders include panic disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, post traumatic stress disorders. Mood disorders include major depressions, bipolar disorders, dysthymia and seasonal affective disorders. Most serious disorders among all these mental disorders are Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

There are many ways through which mental health problems can be treated. But it is important to know that it is not necessary that the way which works for one person should also work effectively for the other. Some strategies are successful for one individual and some other strategies when combined wit other becomes effective for others.

Self help is very crucial to treat these mental health problems. People can do a lot to help them get rid of these disorders. Change in lifestyle including balanced diet, low alcohol, and exercise and getting adequate sleep can make lots of difference to mental health patients. First strategy of self help is diet and mental health. Psychiatrists, scientists and other professionals know that brain consists of fatty acid, water and some other nutrients. This is the reason that food affects the thinking, behavior and feeling of the people. Fatty acids in our brain perform important functions in making structure of brain cells so unbalanced amount can cause very disorders.

The government of every country should make efforts to improve mental and health attributes `throughout an individual’s lifespan starting from child to ensure healthy start and to prevent mental disorders not only in adulthood but also in old ages. These efforts can prove fruitful to make a healthy nation.

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Abortion Psychological And Spiritual Impact

Why some abort

Millions of women in nearly every country in the world abort yearly. In most countries abortion is legal, in some countries abortion is still illegal. Legalizing abortion makes it safer than that of illegal abortions, which can be more risky, but even legalized abortion carries with it risks.

Women have abortion for different reasons. An unwanted pregnancy is one. Another is the prenatal testing of the fetus, which might indicate that there is some type of congenital defect in the fetus. Sometimes that defect is major, such as in the case of Down’s Syndrome, at times it is minor or there is some possibility that there might be a birth defect.

In the U.S. perhaps 30% of pregnant teenage girls abort the fetus of their baby. In one large high school in Newark, the SAC coordinator and counselor stated that, “it seems like every girl that walks through these doors, (her office), is pregnant. (Other sources put the number at approximately 40%. See: Statistics in Adolesent Pregnancy. Teen Shelter Org).

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Education and psychological effects

Education provides one solution towards preventing abortion. Girls need to be taught by their parents and through their public education, to respect themselves, their bodies, and learn the value of monogamy as well as how to avoid to what might lead to an unwanted pregnancy. Promiscuity carries with it a heavy emotional and psychological price tag. Abortion also carries with it emotional and psychological burdens which sometimes are long-lasting. It is said that even the fathers of the fetus that has been aborted, often times are in need of therapy because of guilt or grief over the lost life. (Kalish, S., May/June 2004. Psychology Today), Depression can result when a girl or woman has an abortion or series of abortions. It is not uncommon.

In many states, (New Jersey being one) abortion is permitted for minors without parental consent or even notification. In other words, a 13 or 14-year-old can become pregnant and go to the neighborhood Planned Parenthood and have an abortion without her parents being informed. (ACLU)

If a teenage girl becomes suddenly withdrawn or depressed, or behaves erratically, a hidden abortion might be one possible reason.

The grief or guilt that comes with having an abortion can last, for some, for decades, and some never fully heal emotionally, always wondering what or who that baby would have been. Having an abortion is not something to be taken lightly, even in the case of a baby with congenital defects. About 20% of woman who have an abortion have severe mental distress 5 years after the abortion, compared to around 2% who had miscarriages. (Health, BBC News. December 12, 2005).

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Down’s Syndrome and Abortion

The majority of Down’s Syndrome babies are aborted in the United States. Not all children with Down’s Syndrome are equal in the severity of the disorder. Some are quite functional, and from working with a number of Down’s Syndrome children in special education, I can say honestly, very lovable and gentle, lovely. The alarming statistic of close to 90% of fetuses detected with Down’s Syndrome being aborted in the U.S. is of note.

Many Down’s Syndrome children attend school and learn, are well adjusted, and “make it,” when they are raised in a loving family. “I am so lucky I get to do so many things,” she concluded. I just want you to know, even though I have Down syndrome, it is O.K.,” said Sarah, 11 1/2 years old. (Harmon, A., May 9, 2007. New York Times).

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Abortion – Coping With Guilt and Religious Issues

For those who have had an abortion and feel that they are depressed as a result, or who are having difficulty coming to terms with it, one’s faith and the spiritual or religious aspect of life does come into play. The grief of abortion goes beyond the borders of psychology and into the realm of religion.

Going to a therapist and talking things out can be of help, but, one’s relationship with God and working things out spiritually are of utmost value. If one feels guilt or has suppressed memories, or tends to block God out of the picture, as a result of an abortion, but has a desire to face the issue and overcome it, open communication with God about the specific situation is of value.

We can openly confess our sins to God and to each other. If we do this and pray for forgiveness, pray humbly for God’s help, then a person can recover from guilt or depression that might be associated with having an abortion.

One must realize also that God is merciful and kind. He does not burn people in hell, the Scriptures say that “God is love.” 1 John 4:8. Therefore, we can approach him humbly with an open heart, and ask for his help and forgiveness, and to restore our relationship with him, if it has in any way been damaged.

Psalms 103:7-10 is a beautiful scripture to meditate on. At the same time, we always want to strive to do what is right in His eyes, because God teaches us for our own benefit,” not to place unnecessary restrictions on us, but because he loves us and wants us to find happiness and a true purpose in life.

One other Psalm of note on the subject of abortion is what the Psalmist David poetically said, “My bones were not hidden from you when I was made in secret, Your eyes saw even the embryo of me, and in your book all its parts were down in writing.”

This is written from the viewpoint of an educator, research, observed psychology and from non-judgemental religious consideration of the subject. The author is an educator in the public school system, as well as a writer on children’s and teen issues, psychology. For more information, details and documentation on this and other articles, see http://www.winmentalhealth.com, The Association for Natural Psychology.

Some of the topics considered are depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, OCD, schizophrenia, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, as well as epilepsy, autism and related issues. The emphasis given consideration is non-pharmaceutical solutions and strategies, as well as building a network of coping skills in dealing with these mental health and neurological difficulties. Thank you.

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References on Abortion:

Abortion ‘leaves mental legacy’, (December 12, 2005). BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4520576.stm

Harmon, A., May 9, 2007. Prenatal Test Puts Down Syndrome in Hard Focus. New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/09/us/09down.html

Kalish, S., May/June 2004. Psychology Today. http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20040625-000001.html

NJ Supreme Court Strikes Down Parental Notification for Abortion Act, (August 15, 2000). ACLU. http://www.aclu-nj.org/news/njsupremecourtstrikesdownp.htm

Statistics in Adolescent Pregancy. (Retrieved October 5, 2008). Teen Shelter Org. http://www.teenshelter.org/data.htm

Reactive Attachment Disorder Hampers A Childs Mental Progress

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) symbolizes a severe psychological syndrome that starts developing in a child during his age of infancy. Basically, this behavior disorder pertains to the concept of attachment, which is deeply shared by a child with his mother or the care giver. During this most innocent stage of life, he has a craving for love and affection, which can only be given by the person who has been nurturing him right from the very beginning. If the child is not given that required attention and his care giver neglects his physical and emotional needs, he incurs Reactive attachment disorder as he is not mature enough to stand such unfavorable circumstances. This behavior disorder ruins the relationship between the child and his care giver. Moreover, he develops a sense of detachment and avoids coming in close contact with anyone. http://www.radconsultancy.com

The other important cause of Reactive attachment disorder can be the separation of the child from his primary care giver. If he is moved from his first care giver, who has been with him right from his day of birth, he is likely to feel detached from others. Being shifted in the hands of secondary care giver, he lacks that same affection and comfort. Once a child develops a trustworthy relationship with the first care giver, he feels safe and secure and is confident of freely exploring the world around him. Subsequently, his shifting to another person influences his mental pattern, thereby detaching him from others. An attachment disorder keeps maturing with his growing age and takes its complete shape when he reaches the age between five and six.

Children suffering from Reactive attachment disorder weave a psychological defence mechanism within their mind that serves as a barrier. Engulfed by the fear of separation or the break-up of bond, they start keeping a control over the relationships they make with people in order to avoid any sort of disappointment. Such children prefer staying alone and are not inclined to any kind of interaction or socialization with people. However, they closely observe strangers and may try to come in contact with them to gain comfort. Some of the other important symptoms of Reactive attachment disorder include sad and listless, unable to express joy, uninterested in playing games, not to play with toys, completely quiet when alone, avoiding comforting or pampering gestures, aggression, unable to ask for help, poor eye contact particularly when lying, and lack of empathy towards others.

Reactive attachment disorder can also lead to another big child behavior problem, i.e., Oppositional defiant disorder, whereby a child falls under the category of defiant children. With the lack of etiquettes and courtesy, he disrespects and disobeys his parents or senior authorities like teachers. Such an out of control child goes against the rules and regulations at home or school. So, parents can play a pivotal role in maintaining the good attitudinal pattern of their children by avoiding the occurrence of Reactive attachment disorder. RAD Consultancy offers modern RAD treatment to cure the behavior of defiant children. Besides, the consultancy also has unique solutions for other psychological problems like Conduct Disorder (CD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder (BPD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or depression.
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