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Concerns, Symptoms and Disorders

Children and adolescents can struggle from various psychological, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive issues. These struggles are often part of growing up. However, if you’re concerned with your child’s behavior, it may be a good idea to talk to a clinical child or adolescent psychologist. They can help see if these changes in behavior are normal for your child, or if they would benefit from expert guidance.

While there are a wide variety of symptoms and disorders that can affect children and adolescents, research shows that some are more common than others. We have provided information on the most common disorders found among children and adolescents. More information on these disorders, as well as the evidence-based therapies that have been proven to be effective in treating them, can be accessed by clicking on the concerns, symptoms, or disorders below.

Concerns

Below are concerns and events that families may face. These pages provide advice and tips for parents to better understand how to manage these challenges with their children.

Symptoms

It can be hard to know when a child’s behavior is just a part of growing up or a sign of a bigger issue. Below are behaviors and symptoms sometimes linked with different mental health disorders.

Disorders

Below are some common mental health disorders in children. Each page provides information on the disorder and the proven effective therapies to help treat them.

Last updated on: Aug 01, 2017

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