Child Anxiety Disorders

In the modern world children are subjected to a variety of stressors each day and often children are unable to adequately cope with the stress and anxieties that fill their heads. As a result of this, anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues affecting children today. …

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Adjustment Disorders

An adjustment disorder is an extraordinary emotional reaction to a difficult event. In children these events may include the death of a loved one, parental divorce, being sent to boarding school, or a serious illness (in themselves or a loved one). This type of mental illness is stress related, and …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop in children after they have lived through a particularly traumatic event. These events include natural disasters, violent crimes, rape and sexual assault, transportation accidents and war. Not all children who live through a traumatic event will develop PTSD, but in general, girls develop …

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Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism occurs when children who are otherwise able to speak and understand language are unable to speak in specific social settings. For example, a selectively mute child may speak at home but be unable to speak at nursery or school. It is believed that Selective Mutism is related to …

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Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

Bipolar Disorder is also known as Manic Depression. Children living with Bipolar Disorder suffer from extraordinary changes in their moods (from the manic to the depressed), energy levels (again, from the manic to the depressed), thinking and behaviour. Until recently there were few diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder made in children, …

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Child Schizophrenia

In the United Kingdom, Schizophrenia affects one in every 100 people but rarely affects children younger than 15 years of age. Though it is rare, there are some children who suffer from Schizophrenia and unfortunately it is difficult to determine what the long term affects of this mental illness will …

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