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Anxiety Fact Sheet
Anxiety Fact Sheet
All children experience anxiety. Anxiety in children is expected and normal at specific times in development. For example, from approximately age eight months through the preschool years, healthy children may show intense distress (anxiety) at times of separation from their parents...
Categories: Mental Health
Attention and ADHD Fact Sheet
Attention and ADHD Fact Sheet
Parents are distressed when they receive a note from school saying that their child won’t listen to the teacher or causes trouble in class. Sometimes these behaviors are caused by Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)...
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Bipolar Disorder Fact Sheet
Bipolar Disorder Fact Sheet
Children and teenagers with Bipolar Disorder have manic and/or depressive symptoms. Some may have mostly depression and others a combination of manic and depressive symptoms. Highs may alternate with lows...
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Conduct Disorder Fact Sheet
Conduct Disorder Fact Sheet
Conduct Disorder refers to a group of behavioral and emotional problems in children. Children and adolescents with this disorder have great difficulty following rules and behaving in a socially acceptable way. They are often viewed by other children, adults, and social service agencies...
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Depression Fact Sheet
Depression Fact Sheet
Not only adults become depressed. Children and teenagers may also have depression. The good news is that depression is a treatable illness...
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Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) Fact Sheet
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) Fact Sheet
All children are oppositional from time to time, particularly when tired, hungry, stressed or upset. They may argue, talk back, disobey, and defy parents, teachers and other adults. Oppositional behavior is often a normal part of development for two to three year olds and early adolescents...
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Types of Therapies
Types of Therapies
Mental health professionals use a variety of approaches to give people tools to deal with troublesome patterns of behavior and to help them manage symptoms of mental illness...
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When to Seek Help
When to Seek Help
Parents are usually the first to recognize that their child has a problem with emotions or behavior. Still, the decision to seek professional help can be a difficult one. The first step is to gently talk to the child...
Categories: Mental Health