Mental Health Problems in Children

Do you know that children suffer from the same mental health issues as adults? WHO estimates that 10% of all children and adolescents suffer from mental health problems.

Do you know that children suffer from the same mental health issues as adults? Unlike adults, the symptoms of children suffering from mental health problems are different. WHO estimates that 10% of all children and adolescents suffer from mental health problems. As parents, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems in children.

Anxiety 

Children suffer from anxiety too. They can have a persistent fear of meeting strangers (social phobia). They can also get anxious over leaving their parents which is known as separation anxiety. They sometimes could also have intense and irrational fear over certain things known as phobia. If this happens repeatedly then the child should be taken to a mental health professional.

ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD) requires the parents to look through several factors. To check whether your kid is suffering from ADHD check for signs of Inattention and Hyperactivity / Inactivity. These symptoms are present before the age of 12. 

Depression

If a child is suffering from depression then they may feel sad, hopeless and are uninterested in any fun activity. They will also have massive changes in their sleeping pattern along with a loss of energy. Other signs are feeling guilty, useless and worthless. 

OCD

A common misconception with OCD is that people get obsessed with cleanliness and tidiness. But OCD also means to obsessively do things repeatedly. Children could develop OCD in handwashing, keeping things in a specific place, checking their toys repeatedly and more. 

PTSD

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is caused by a traumatic and stressful event. A child can show signs of PTSD if they have nightmares while sleeping, they get easily startled, they avoid crowded places, they feel constant worry over the event happening again and feel sad or dejected. 

When you see the above signs in your children it is best to seek the help of mental health professional. Childhood issues can harm their adult life also.

Tags : #mentalhealth #mentalhealthchildren #childrenhealth #child #anxiety #depression #PTSD #OCD #ADHD #smitakumar #medicircle

About the Author


Priyal Shah

Priyal Shah is a graduate of Media from Mithibai College, Mumbai. She is a writer, researcher and avid reader.

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...

-Advertisements-




Trending Now

Exploring the Link Between Covid-19 Vaccination and Sudden Cardiac Arrests: ICMR StudyNovember 22, 2023
Powering the Future: China's Biodegradable Wireless System for Bioelectronic InnovationNovember 22, 2023
IMS BHU Pioneers Advanced Cardiac Care: Unveiling Cutting-Edge Technologies for Precise DiagnosisNovember 18, 2023
Inito's $6 Million Boost: Transforming Women's Health with AI-Backed Fertility MonitoringNovember 18, 2023
Madras High Court Advocates for Equality: PG Medical Students to Receive Incentive Marks for COVID-19 DutyNovember 18, 2023
Next-Gen Healthcare: CarePods and AI Redefine the Patient ExperienceNovember 17, 2023
Air Quality Crisis: Alarming Rise in Premature Births Linked to Air Quality in Begusarai, BiharNovember 17, 2023
Limerick Contest-2023: A Celebration of Wit and PoetryNovember 17, 2023
IIIT-Hyderabad among top 100 institutions for 5G Use Case LabNovember 17, 2023
Powerful, motivating and inspiring talks marked TEDx Hyderabad Women 2023 which was held with the theme "Two Steps ForwardNovember 17, 2023
Speaking the Diagnosis: How AI in Voice Analysis Is Revolutionizing Diabetes DetectionNovember 17, 2023
FDA Approves Zepbound: A New Medication for Weight Loss by Eli LillyNovember 17, 2023
CoverSelf Raises $8.2 Million in Seed Funding to Revolutionize Healthcare Claims with Innovative Fintech PlatformNovember 16, 2023
From Miracle to Medic: The Extraordinary Journey of India's First Paediatric Liver Transplant RecipientNovember 16, 2023
Combatting Chikungunya: Valneva's Chikungunya Vaccine Cleared by USFDA, Eyes India LaunchNovember 16, 2023
Global Corporate Summit 2023 with the theme Unlocking Opportunities in a Dynamic World heldNovember 16, 2023
2nd IHub-Data Mobility Summit heldNovember 16, 2023
Revolutionary AI-powered technology detects multiple abdominal pathologies simultaneouslyNovember 16, 2023
1 Out of 3 Stroke Patients Suffer Long-Term Health Complications, Says NeurologistNovember 16, 2023
Amrita Hospital, Kochi, Launches App for People with Swallowing DifficultiesNovember 15, 2023