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Child and Adolescent Mental Health
 

 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

 Problems/Diagnoses

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s brain. It causes difficulties in thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to others. In children, more serious behavior or psychological problems are sometimes called emotional disturbances instead of mental illnesses. For additional information about mental illnesses and emotional disturbances in general, please click here. The Surgeon General reminds us that there are effective treatments for mental illness. Read more about “Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General”. Read also about his supplemental report "Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity" and how these factors affect mental health. 

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

 Problems/Diagnoses

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s brain. It causes difficulties in thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to others. In children, more serious behavior or psychological problems are sometimes called emotional disturbances instead of mental illnesses. For additional information about mental illnesses and emotional disturbances in general, please click here. The Surgeon General reminds us that there are effective treatments for mental illness. Read more about “Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General”. Read also about his supplemental report "Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity" and how these factors affect mental health.
 

To help you understand specific mental health problems (or diagnoses) for children and adolescents, we have prepared summaries that include links to other sources of information for:

Anxiety Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Bipolar Disorder
Clinical Depression
Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Each summary includes easy-to-read answers to these important questions:

  • What is this mental health problem (diagnosis)?
  • What causes it?
  • How can it be treated?
  • Where can I get additional information about it?


Information in this section courtesy of the MHA of Westchester County, Inc.