Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
17 Results Related to "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children"
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children
A child or teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has intrusive, persistent thoughts and compulsions that make life hard at home and in school.
Mental Health Medications for Children
Children may benefit from mental health medications, which may be helpful in treating autism, obsessive compulsive disorder or depression.
Anger, Irritability and Aggression in Kids
Angry feelings often bubble into outbursts for children and teens. Parents may wonder whether their child's behavior is normal; Yale Medicine can help.
Hostile, Disobedient and Defiant Behavior in Children
A child whose angry outbursts and aggressive behavior makes life difficult may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD); it affects 16 percent of teens.
Functional MRI of the Brain
Functional magnetic resonance imaging is the most common type of brain imaging, lighting up parts of the brain while patients think or perform activities.
Helping Children Cope with Divorce
The breakup of parents doesn’t have to be catastrophic for children. While divorce is a loss, it can bring positive changes to a family when handled well.
Pivotal Response Treatment
For children with autism, anger and other challenges, pivotal response treatment (PRT) builds on principles of earlier behavior modification methods.
Parental Depression: How it Affects a Child
One in five children in the U.S. lives with a parent who has severe depression; research identifies this as a major risk factor for difficulties in a child’s life.
A person with bipolar disorder experiences extreme highs and lows for short or sustained periods of time; effective treatment is available.
Depression in Children and Teens
Childhood depression affects about 5 percent of American children and adolescents. There are many effective treatment options for children and their families.
Avoiding and Refusing to Go to School
For many reasons, including anxiety, depression, social issues and learning problems, an estimated 10-15% of kids are chronically absent from school.
Severe mood swings and extreme irritability are just two characteristics of personality disorders.
Childhood Stress and Anxiety
Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in children. Learning healthy ways to calm down and handle fears is an important life skill.
Chronic stress is a consistent sense of feeling pressured and overwhelmed for a long period of time.
4 Things To Know if Your Child Hates School
Experts from the Yale Medicine Child Study Center explain why some children avoid or hate going to school.
Autism: The Transition to Adulthood
Modern treatments can effectively prepare many teens and young adults with autism to function well in college and beyond.
Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder, interferes with a child's ability to communicate and interact with others, and also affects learning and behavior.