Common Childhood Mental Health Disorders
Our therapists at Alden Counseling & Wellness can help you and your child with dealing with a childhood mental health disorder. We can help identify symptoms and treatment information on childhood and developmental disorders including:
Anxiety disorders: Children with anxiety disorders respond to certain things or situations with fear, worry and dread, as well as, with physical signs of anxiety (nervousness), such as a rapid heartbeat and difficulty focusing.
Separation Anxiety: Children with separation anxiety have a difficult time separating from their parent or caregiver. This can cause problems with attending school or have complaints about stomach aches.
Disruptive behavior disorders: Children with these disorders tend to defy rules and often are disruptive in structured environments, such as school. Sometimes they may seem to be more disruptive at home, as well.
Eating Disorders: Children with eating disorders may have intense emotions and attitudes, as well as unusual behaviors, associated with weight and/or food.
Affective (mood) disorders: These disorders, including depression, involve persistent feelings of sadness and/or rapidly changing moods or irritability.
ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder): Children with this disorder can be hyperactive or have inattention, in which they have trouble controlling their impulses and paying attention. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children.