Parents may miss the signs of depression in a teen. Or, they may believe their child will “snap out of it” eventually. But if left untreated, depression can worsen.
Anxiety about school is a normal part of childhood development, but sometimes the symptoms of anxiety are more severe.
Anorexia and bulimia are much more common in girls than in boys, but both genders are at higher risk in certain sports that emphasize thinness or that have weight restrictions.
ADHD is one type of behavior disorder, affecting about 2 million children in the United States.
Mental Health Evaluation
A child, who has sleep disturbances, is hyperactive, or refuses to go to school may need to be evaluated for an emotional, behavioral, or developmental problem.