Children's Mental Illness:

Conditions

7 Posts



Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa often begin around age 12 or 13, and they have one of the highest mortality rates among mental illnesses.
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Agoraphobia: What to Look for and How to Help

Agoraphobia: What to Look for and How to Help

Agoraphobia - the fear of being in public spaces - is the intense fear a person experiences when exposed to a threatening situation, along with the tendency to avoid situations or environments perceived as threatening.
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Does My Child Have Bipolar Disorder?

Does My Child Have Bipolar Disorder?

Unfortunately, because bipolar disorder is often misunderstood as someone being occasionally moody, recognizing the signs of clinical bipolar disorder in your child can be hard to spot.
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understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

understanding obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Elizabeth McIngvale was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at the age of 12 and discusses OCD from her unique position as a patient AND a psychologist.
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How to Help an Anxious Child

How to Help an Anxious Child

Beyond helping with the immediate clinical anxiety, mental health treatment can help improve self-esteem and communication skills that can last a lifetime.
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Is ADHD considered a mental illness?

Is ADHD considered a mental illness?

When a child has ADHD, their brain is working overtime, all of the time. A key symptom is difficulty in calming down, because their brain is overcompensating for the complex processing that is taking place.
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Redefining anger in children and youth—guest blog post

Redefining anger in children and youth—guest blog post

As a clinician I have worked with children, youth, and adults throughout my career who struggle with anger issues. And while I understand clinically what is going on, it is the scariest thing for me to navigate as a parent.
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