Does Your Child Suffer With Mental Health Issues? There is Help
September 7, 2016•11 min
Mood disorders, including major depression, in children and teens can often be effectively treated. Treatment should always be based on a comprehensive evaluation of the adolescent and family. Adolescents with a depressive or mental illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Treatment is often necessary and many times crucial to recovery.
Disorders affecting children may include anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Through greater understanding of when and how fast specific areas of children's brains develop, we are learning more about the early stages of a wide range of mental illnesses that appear later in life.Listen in as Michelle Steffen, MD discusses how Tidelands Health can help diagnose and treat your child's mental illness so you and your family can live a fuller, healthier life.