Mental Health

Have mental health questions? Ask a psychiatrist online

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have several questions. My grand daughter and great grand…

Customer Question
I have several questions. My...
I have several questions. My grand daughter and great grand son are now living with my husband and myself, in an addition. This is the fourth home they have lived in since he was born. I am concerned.Our granddaughter has an anxiety disorder so has her TV on even when sleeping and watches reality TV including shows about murders.
She continues to go places and often sleeps at different peoples homes. Her space is most of the time cluttered with clothes on the floor, food left on tables etc.
She has asked me not to clean up her area and I am reluctantly respecting her wishes.
The baby has started to whine frequently. You can also see concern on his face when he cannot see his mother.
I am very concerned for both of them. Do you have any suggestions?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Mental Health
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
3/1/2016
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago
Dr. Z
Dr. Z, Psychologist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 10,643
Experience: Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
Verified

*This website DOES NOT constitute treatment and only provides information and advice in a Q&A format. For treatment (therapy and/or medications) you must go to a licensed professional in your area. Please note that anything said here is not private or confidential, as this is a public forum.

Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. It sounds like this mother is a bit overwhelmed and does not appear well organized for raising a child from what you described, but what exactly is your mental health question that you would like an answer to in regards ***** ***** situation?

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How will this impact the baby short and long term if nothing changes?
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

Well the child may have issues with boundaries, lack of discipline, increased anxiety, anger/frustration issues, and possibly a lack of direction as a short term issue. In the long-run this could lead to an anxiety disorder, low motivation, under-performing in school, and easily disorganized. But this is only a speculation as I have not evaluated the child or the mother face to face...also long-term predictions at this age are typically not accurate as children can be very resilient despite their living situation.

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have sent this question in but no response. What can my granddaughter do to change the course of events or the probability of anxiety etc. as an outcome. I would like her to know what she can do change things. This needs to come from an expert and not me.
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

Hello again. The best thing for your grand-daughter to do to stop this manifestation of anxiety would be to provide a more set routine and organization for your great grand son. This will help provide structure for the child and will provide a stable routine for him to better adapt and adjust too. Children at this age need routines as they get overwhelmed very easily by changes, and disorganization, as they cannot adapt well yet to life stressors. Your grand-daughter may need to consider parenting classes to give her a sense of direction on this.

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
She is very loving to him and she sees herself as providing a routine and structure. She does not see being in certain places at certain times as part of a routine. It seems that she thinks it is okay and not part of a routine to sleep in a specific place and bed as part of a routine. The routine she does have is meals at a certain time. Otherwise baths etc. as a routine is non existent.
She does not get that what is on the T.V. is absorbed even if he is unable to understand.
I chose not to do a phone call as I need to be able to pass on the information in print so she knows what we have both talked about. I will not go behind her back.
She does not believe she needs a parenting course.
I am frightened for both of them.
I was hoping that I would get specifics like. The baby needs to be able to trust that he will sleep in such and such a place every ..... night. Since their are two parent involved. I would think he would do best if there was a routine as to when he would be with which parent and in what bed.
Needless to say this is stressing me out. I love both of them.
My daughter had a similar way of raising my granddaughter, hence her anxiety disorder. It is killing me to watch it happen again and yet in Canada grandparents have absolutely no rights.
I am loosing hope.
Too bad I can not pay for a response. I have already spent more than I can afford.
Good by sad, disheartened, and frightened.
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

I understand that this is very difficult for you to witness, but it is up to the parent on how to raise their child as they have that autonomous right as long as there is no abuse or neglect present. While a set routine and stability would be best for the child and will limit any psychological effect or long-term issues, it is up to the parent to provide this. Remember you can tell your grand-daughter all about how she should raise this child and give advice when you see fit, but in the end it is up to her to decide how to raise the child. Parenting classes can be effective, especially for fist time parents to help guide them...they do not have to follow all the tips in a parenting class word for word, but it can be used as a good template to give them an idea of how to raise this child in the most effective and nurturing way.

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He also gets to eat alone most of the time.
Spirituality is also close if not non existant
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

Spirituality and religion is definitely a private and personal decision among parents and children that are not involved spiritually or religiously are not significantly than those that are. Now eating alone most of the time can cause anxiety, separation anxiety, and abandonment issues.

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mental health professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Z Your Own Question
Dr. Z
Dr. Z
Dr. Z, Psychologist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 10,643
10,643 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.

Dr. Z is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Keane

Dr. Keane

Therapist

1,379 satisfied customers

Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.

TherapistMarryAnn

TherapistMarryAnn

Therapist

4,021 satisfied customers

Over 20 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, and relationship issues.

Dr. Olsen

Dr. Olsen

Psychologist

2,336 satisfied customers

PsyD Psychologist

Norman M.

Norman M.

Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA

2,246 satisfied customers

ADHP(NC), DEHP(NC), ECP, UKCP Registered.

Dr. Michael

Dr. Michael

Psychologist

2,177 satisfied customers

Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology with 30 years of experience in private practive and as a clinical psychology university professor.

Steven Olsen

Steven Olsen

Therapist

1,728 satisfied customers

More than twenty years of expertise in counseling, psychological diagnosis and education

Anna

Anna

Mental Health Professional

1,656 satisfied customers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.

< Previous | Next >

Related Mental Health Questions
I have been diagnosed with ocd and anxiety and was put on
Good morning. I have been diagnosed with ocd and anxiety and was put on paxil which didn't work only made symptoms worse and then was put on Prozac which really made things worse so then we settled wi… read more
Ashleigh
Ashleigh
Neurodevelopmental Psychologist
Master of Education in Educational Psychology
20 satisfied customers
I have suffered from depression and anxiety (situation) for
I have suffered from depression and anxiety (situation) for a long time. I want to get pregnant so stopped my anxiety med still on welbutrin. My psyc does not believe In Xanax. How can I get a small d… read more
Ashleigh
Ashleigh
Neurodevelopmental Psychologist
Master of Education in Educational Psychology
20 satisfied customers
Anxiety or acid reflux? Symptoms: Chest tightness all day
Anxiety or acid reflux? Symptoms: Chest tightness all day everyday Not feeling myself Irregular bowel movements Ear popping Sleeping problems… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
1,053 satisfied customers
Cant sleep slways anxious. Ambien, klonapin. Just went
Just went throug my nieces death and older sister they died 2 wk apart… read more
Ashleigh
Ashleigh
Neurodevelopmental Psychologist
Master of Education in Educational Psychology
20 satisfied customers
I have extreme anxiety issues sometimes when I'm driving I
I have extreme anxiety issues sometimes when I'm driving I have to pull over and take deep breath‘s I don't know where it comes from a lot of times nothing brings it on it just comes out of nowhere. I… read more
Rafael-E-Therapist
Rafael-E-Therapist
Director / Psychotherapist
Master\u0027s Degree
433 satisfied customers
I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder and insomnia Is it
I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder and insomnia Is it severe enough to get me state mental hospital??… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
4,144 satisfied customers
Kindly answer this question I am anxiety patient My
Kindly answer this question I am anxiety patient My physician advised me to stop revotril taken for 2 years and be on relaxation therapy. I am on tapering iof clonazepam from three days I am not getti… read more
Dr. Kaushik
Dr. Kaushik
PSYCHIATRIST ( MD Psychiatry)
Doctoral Degree
204 satisfied customers
Is -e supplement really a good supplement for anxiety or
Second opinion] Is SAM-e supplement really a good supplement for anxiety or depression? Doe it have any harmful side effects? It seems to help people that have mild anxiety and slight depression sympt… read more
Dr Rossi
Dr Rossi
Doctoral Degree
1,564 satisfied customers
I have a question about anxiety. How does enough anxiety
I have a question about anxiety. How does enough anxiety cause emotional apathy? How can I get rid of emotional apathy and increase sensitivity instead of decrease? … read more
TherapistMarryAnn
TherapistMarryAnn
Therapist
Master's Degree
4,021 satisfied customers
I've been suffering with server anxiety and agrophobia for 4
Hi, I've been suffering with server anxiety and agrophobia for 4 years. It's ruining my life, I hardly go outside and I never leave the house. My symptoms are, extream brain fog, very bad memory, hot … read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
1,053 satisfied customers
Separation anxiety after breaking up with a girlfriend. I
Separation anxiety after breaking up with a girlfriend … read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
1,053 satisfied customers
Anxiety & worry, was on Paxil for 15 years & it quit working
anxiety & worry, was on Paxil for 15 years & it quit working now am on Venlafaxine er for about 6 mo., it is helping but still have set backs with the anxiety, im on 112.5mg, do i need to up my dose t… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
1,053 satisfied customers
Have anxiety induced sleep disorder. Am on klonopin and
Have anxiety induced sleep disorder. Am on klonopin and seroquel 150 mg and klonopin was raised to 2 mg. First few nights worked great now I'm on my cycle and wide awake but exhausted. Is there anythi… read more
Dr. Kaushik
Dr. Kaushik
PSYCHIATRIST ( MD Psychiatry)
Doctoral Degree
204 satisfied customers
Abandoned neglected children becoming stable adults; Is it
Abandoned neglected children becoming stable adults; Is it possible for severely depressed adults to become productive people if they went for many of their formative years as well as a large portion … read more
Ashleigh
Ashleigh
Neurodevelopmental Psychologist
Master of Education in Educational Psychology
20 satisfied customers
I'm depressed just finished my divorce yesterday feel so sad
Hello, I'm depressed just finished my divorce yesterday feel so sad how to get over it faster no energy my eyes tell on me. My X is who wanted it he has abusive and acts like the victim and blames me … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
869 satisfied customers
Im struggling alot about handling. Strws. Sad and i dont
Ever since i was little i always struggled with waking up sad and then bursting into tears for no reason… read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
869 satisfied customers
I feel this feeling of guilt and sadness and I'm not sure
I feel this feeling of guilt and sadness and I'm not sure why Would you happen to have an explanation for that … read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
1,053 satisfied customers
I have a question regarding anti-anxiety and sleeping
I have a question regarding anti-anxiety and sleeping tablets. Can you help me with this? … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
869 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x