Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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  1. Adjustment Disorders

    Adjustment disorders are quite common in children and teens. They are characterized by an excessive reaction to stress.

  2. Anorexia Nervosa in Children

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is eating disorder that is a form of self-starvation. A child or teen with AN has abnormally low body weight, a distorted body image, and an intense fear of gaining weight.

  3. Anxiety Disorders in Children

    Detailed information on the most common types of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias

  4. Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

    ADHD is a behavior disorder marked by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

  5. Autistic Disorder

    A child with autism appears to live in his or her own world, showing little interest in others and a lack of social awareness.

  6. Behavior Disorders

    Detailed information on behavior problems in adolescents, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder

  7. Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents

    Bulimia nervosa is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications in an attempt to control weight.

  8. Communication Disorders

    Young children with communication disorders may not speak at all, or may have a limited vocabulary for their age. Some children with communication disorders have difficulty understanding simple directions or are unable to name objects.

  9. Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation for Children

    A psychiatric evaluation looks at the child's behaviors, when those behaviors occur, and what impact those behaviors have on school, family, and other relationships.

  10. Conduct Disorder

    A child with a conduct disorder has antisocial behaviors that violate the rights of others and age-appropriate social standards and rules.

  11. Developmental Disorders

    Detailed information on developmental disorders in children

  12. Dysthymia in Children

    Detailed information on dysthymia, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  13. Eating Disorders in Children

    Detailed information on adolescents and eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and obesity

  14. Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Children and Adolescents

    Children or teens with generalized anxiety disorder often worry a lot about future events, past behaviors, social acceptance, and school performance.

  15. Glossary - Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Glossary of terms relating to mental health

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