Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in children. Learning healthy ways to calm down and handle fears is an important life skill.
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.
A child or teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has intrusive, persistent thoughts and compulsions that make life hard at home and in school.
Children may benefit from mental health medications, which may be helpful in treating autism, obsessive compulsive disorder or depression.
Angry feelings often bubble into outbursts for children and teens. Parents may wonder whether their child's behavior is normal; Yale Medicine can help.
Childhood depression is indicated by persistent feelings of sadness that interfere with the ability to function in daily life. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Psychological assessments of children examine learning, social, behavioral and personality development to plan for =mental health and educational needs.
ADHD is a condition marked by problems with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
For many reasons, including anxiety, depression, social issues and learning problems, an estimated 10-15% of kids are chronically absent from school.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that interferes with the ability to learn, communicate, and interact. Learn about symptoms and treatment.