When we talk about children’s health and wellbeing we automatically consider exercise, nutrition and mental stimulation. However, the primary function that is vital for good health is often overlooked: the nervous system.
The central difficulty for people with PDA is the way they are driven to avoid demands and expectations. This is because they have an anxiety based need to be in control.
The primary symptoms of depression revolve around sadness, a feeling of hopelessness and mood swings.
It’s normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time, such as when they’re starting school or nursery, or moving to a new area, but for some children, anxiety can affect their day-to-day life and impact on the quality of their learning or their ability to enjoy social activities.
'Our son David has Autism. Until he reached 14 months of age, David was a very sociable little boy who met all the usual developmental milestones, thereafter he slowly retreated into his own world.'