17 Strange Things about Children’s Behavior That Might Mean A Psychological Disorder

 Modern medical researchers have proven the fact that unfortunately little boys have more developmental disorders during their formative years as compared with girls. The reason is varied such as premature birth, complications during pregnancy and delivery, sickness of moms during pregnancy which leads to loss of weight and weakness at the crucial time and many more reasons.

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Such problems can result in issues like dyslexia, autism, dysgraphia, or hyperactivity and if these conditions are not diagnosed and treated early on, the child may have serious problems later on in life. Here are the telltale signs and symptoms of these conditions which can help the parents and doctors to diagnose and treat the child as soon as possible before any real harm is done.

1Autism

The symptoms of autism can be observed as early as 2 years and they got more defined by the age of 5. Interestingly girls are 4 times less inflicted with this condition. Now we need to break some stereotypes here such as autistic children can never be normal cannot have proper physical or mental development which is all humbug. With early treatment and medications, a cure is possible. All you need to do is to observe the signs early on and consult a specialist.

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The signs here are

  • Difficulty in communicating
  • Repetitive behavior
  • No expressions
  • Scared of change
  • Possible  impoliteness
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2Cannot communicate with strangers

The child has difficulty in communicating with strangers or scared to interact with someone new. Another telltale sign is marked lack of empathy in the child, they do not understand others feelings and might laugh out loud when they see someone crying.

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3Repetitive behavior

Another behavioral symptom is an autistic child will always be busy for hours at stretch doing a monotonous task such as swinging like a pendulum or arranging their toys or clothes according to their own standards without getting bored even if they are repeating themselves again and again. Also, their eyes are usually glassy or blank when they are busy with their self-assigned chores.

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4No facial expressions and rudeness

They may not conform to social etiquettes and may act rude to elders as they treat everyone alike. They may not understand non-verbal signs they ignore gestures and body languages of other people and scariest of them all is that most of the time they do not have any variations in their facial expressions which is very disturbing.

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