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Why is the child crying on seeing mother and step-dad together?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two children with a different father but my eldest seems to experience trauma or stress. I saw her crying at night whenever she saw her step-father lying beside me or beside her brother. Please help me. I want to know if it is a sign of depression. She feels happy when she gets...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurav Kumar

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a very beautiful and cheerful daughter. I just saw her picture and she looks great (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Depression is a very major disorder to tag her with, so definitely, she is not having depression. With the amount of data, you h...  Read Full »

I feel lost as my parents are not caring me equal to my brother. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a girl 20 years old. I am the eldest in my family, and I have a 7 year old brother. I am always fighting with my family. My parents nowadays do not care about me, and they were only thinking about my brother. I believe that my brother is the main reason for everything. I want my pare...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is pretty common for a family especially when there is a small kid to give more attention to him. Most often it is not deliberate. I understand you are facing difficulties because of that. My advice to you will be to see things in a positi...  Read Full »

Why do my baby bangs his head on the wall?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is one year old. He bangs his head on the wall or floor when he is upset. I want to know whether it happens due to any health issue. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is one of the most common behavior problem seen in children. Kids do it when they are in frustration, when they require attention seeking, and when they have a stubborn behavior. Rarely, it can be a part of hyperactivity complex. It is ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of this attention grabbing habit?

Query: Dear doctor,Thanks for this helpful website. I read an article about people who badly want to grab attention. I hated to be like them. So, I started to closely watch my acts so that I do not grab attention. With the passage of time, I found out that I like to grab attention and cannot help stop myse...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not force yourself to hate anything. Allow yourself to express yourself. There is person's nature, under which they do attention seeking behavior. If you force yourself to hate something, it means you are constantly thinking about that particular thing. Do not thi...  Read Full »

My 5 year old kid does not listen to me. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 year old kid is getting me really agitated. He does not listen to us. He does something even though he has been told not to. He really gets on our nerves.  Read Full »


Dr. K V Anand

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do understand that your child's behavior is directly influenced by yours. He does have other sources of learning, but you are the primary one. This kind of negative behavior increases when you overreact to his faults and negative deeds. Do not get outraged is my...  Read Full »

How can I confirm if my 4 years old son is a normal or an autistic child?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 4 year old son, and I am a working woman. Recently, I took my son to a doctor to get him treated for a common cold. The doctor asked me about his communication skill as he has doubt that he might be having autism. My husband got angry hearing that there is something wrong with o...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Autistic children exhibit impaired social interaction, impaired language in social contacts, and repetitive behavior patterns. There is a spectrum of disorders ranging from mild to severe symptoms. It may be associated with mental retarda...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my son's behavior of pulling his shirt constantly?

Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 7, pulls his shirt constantly. He keeps his face that he does not realize what he is doing. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This seems to be an attention seeking behavior by your child. It occurs in those families where both parents are working. If your child does not have any other symptoms like convulsions, altered sensorium and delayed milestones, then there is probably no brain involvem...  Read Full »

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