Angry feelings often bubble into outbursts for children and teens. Parents may wonder whether their child's behavior is normal; Yale Medicine can help.
Everyone feels anxiety at times, but a person whose anxiety interferes with living a normal life may have an anxiety disorder, and it can be treated.
Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in children. Learning healthy ways to calm down and handle fears is an important life skill.
For many reasons, including anxiety, depression, social issues and learning problems, an estimated 10-15% of kids are chronically absent from school.
Children may benefit from mental health medications, which may be helpful in treating autism, obsessive compulsive disorder or depression. Learn more about these treatments.
For people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), symptoms associated with going through a terrifying experience last long after the traumatic event.
A common mood disorder characterized by sadness, loss of interest in activities, and feelings of hopelessness.
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that includes extreme mood shifts. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
A psychological assessment of a child involves a series of interviews and tests to evaluate a child's strengths and weaknesses across many areas.
Childhood depression is indicated by persistent feelings of sadness that interfere with the ability to function in daily life. Learn about symptoms and treatment.