Screening

Regular, timely health as well as mental health screening is important and recommended for everyone. It enables you to find out if you have a particular disease or condition even if you do not have any symptoms and/or signs of disease. Early detection, followed by treatment and good control of the condition can result in better outcomes and lowers the risk of serious complications. It is important to know though that health screening is different from diagnostic tests which are done when someone is already showing signs and/or symptoms of a disease or condition. 

In this section, we try to address the concerns at various stages and areas of our life. Screening is a free service where our aim is to create awareness about mental health and help get treatment early. 

Click on the links below to answer the checklist. We try to mail the response within 72 hrs. A word of caution, these checklists are for information purpose only and should not be considered diagnostic. The assessment is only for the purpose of finding out the red flag signs in case intervention is required.

Parenting 

Along with immense joy of having a new member in the family, parenting brings with it some concerns and queries. This section helps parents address some such concerns.

Milestones Checklist- 

"Is the development of my baby Ok?" Is a major concern amongst first time parents. Milestone checklist is a place you can check growth and development of your little one.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  

Do you notice that your child has trouble focusing, controlling impulses, or making friends? Is he/she habitually disorganized and running late? Does he/she act as if powered by a motor?

Symptoms of ADHD fall into three categories: inattention, impulsivity and distractibility. For your child to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, the signs have to be present for at least six months. These signs should be present in either two of the settings (Home, school and social). 

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

As a parent, you never want to believe that your precious bundle has a problem. But when it comes to autism, catching it early—ideally by the age of eighteen months—makes a huge difference. 

Autism spectrum disorder appears in infancy and early childhood, causing delays in many basic areas of development, such as learning to talk, play, and interact with others.

The signs and symptoms of autism vary widely, as do its effects. Some children with autism have only mild impairments, while others have more obstacles to overcome.

Parenting Hassle

Stress is an inevitable aspect of parenting. It can begin in pregnancy, or even earlier for people with reproductive issues. By the time a child is born, no parent is immune from the stresses of their position. 

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