Rapid thinking syndrome is very common in adults who live under severe stress. Currently, however, it affects many children and teens.
Accelerated thinking syndrome mainly affects highly active people who work under daily stress. It is very common in businessmen, doctors, teachers, journalists, etc. Currently, with this volume of information that the technological age gives us, there has been a greater rate of PAS in children and adolescents.
It is noteworthy that many professionals and parents confuse accelerated thinking syndrome with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Because they have similar symptoms, the error ends up happening. Therefore, a thorough examination should be carried out so as not to make a misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Rapid Thinking Syndrome
The allure of the information we come into contact with on a daily basis when we work or study makes us unable to focus. As such, there is a natural increase in anxiety. You want to do everything at the same time, but in the end you will do nothing. This leads to mental and physical wear and tear, which is what characterizes Spa.
Here are some symptoms of rapid thinking syndrome:
- difficulty concentrating;
- Mental and physical fatigue.
- excessive insomnia
- memory lapses;
- get angry easily
- difficulty sleeping;
- Mood change.
- Children and adolescents under pressure
It is very common for children during exam week or teenagers preparing for entrance exams to bear a heavy burden, due to the pressure to show their parents good grades at the end of the semester or the required approval in university.
This scenario turns into a snowball: parents with excessive demands pass this pressure on to their children, who feel a duty not to disappoint them. In their eagerness to succeed, youngsters consume too much information and cannot process it, resulting in this mental erosion which later becomes physical. Therefore, it is important for parents to know how to measure the stress on their children.
First of all: find a qualified specialist to examine your child. Only a psychiatrist or psychiatrist will be able to determine whether or not your child has RTS. So if you see some of the symptoms described above in your child, do not despair and seek professional help.
However, we list some tips that can help your child with this huge amount of information, which can lead to the appearance of symptoms of rapid thinking syndrome:
- Doing physical activities.
- rest during daily activities;
- Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere
- Avoid excessive internet (social networking).
It is indicated that the problem of accelerated thinking syndrome is not related to the content that children and adolescents consume, but rather to the amount and speed with which they absorb it.
Thus, tutoring is an alternative for young children who are unable to process the myriad contents they encounter on a daily basis. Therefore, trained teachers who are sensitive to inculcate the necessary topics little by little in children can be a great ally of parents in the process.
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