Childhood Behavioral Disorder Treatment in Port Deposit MD
We all know that children and teens experience emotions and feelings differently from adults. Therefore, they could be having a difficult time academically or socially, but we may not always be able to see the signs. Self-esteem issues, negative beliefs, and drug use can all negatively impact a child, adolescent, or teen’s emotional, psychological, behavioral, and social health. That’s why it’s important to have a pediatrician that can pinpoint these behavioral and emotional issues early, so they can recommend effective solutions for combating these problems.
Child, Adolescent, and Teen’s Mental Health
Each new developmental stage for a child, adolescent, or teen can bring new concerns for parents. While many of these issues can easily be addressed at home through proper communication and support, we also know that sometimes more serious issues such as anxiety and depression may require professional treatment. There are a variety of stressors that could greatly impact a child’s mental, behavioral, and emotional health. Some of these factors include,
- Domestic violence
- Death of a loved one or pet
- Physical or emotional abuse
While situations can certainly play a role in your child’s mental health, we also understand that age and genetics are other factors that influence your child’s emotional and behavioral health. You may want to consider bringing your child in for an evaluation with one of our pediatricians if you are noticing signs or symptoms of,
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioral problems
- Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse
We provide comprehensive evaluations that can help your child and teen find ways to cope with their current situation. It’s important that your child has someone that they can talk to and often times a pediatrician can help your child recognize bad habits, behaviors, and patterns that fuel their symptoms and are holding them back from leading well-adjusted and happy lives.