Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues in children and adolescents have increased significantly in recent years.


ADHD is a common mental health issue affecting children and adolescents. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. These symptoms can negatively impact academic performance and social relationships. They can also cause frustration and stress for both the child and their family.


Anxiety disorders are another common mental health issue among children and adolescents. Symptoms include excessive worry, fear, and avoidance behaviors causing a significant impact on daily functions. Anxiety can also lead to physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and stomach problems.


Depression is also a common mental health issue that affects young people. Depression can cause feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. It can also lead to physical symptoms such as fatigue, changes in appetite, and sleep disturbances.


Eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, are also common among children and adolescents. Eating disorders can lead to significant physical and emotional problems and can be dangerous if left untreated.


If your child or adolescent is exhibiting any signs of mental health issues, start by discussing them with your pediatrician. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for their development.