How to identify mental health issues of your child?

27/03/2021 by mymindmycare
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Mental Health Statistics of Children

Almost 4 million children may experience mental health issues. These can cause difficulties at home, school, or with friends. One study estimates the rates for some conditions in children and teens:
  • ADHD: 6.8%
  • Behavioral conditions: 3.5%
  • Anxiety: 3%
  • Depression: 2%
  • Autism: 1.1%

Signs of Mental Health Issues or Psychological Distress  among Children

  • Unprovoked aggression
  • Leakage of urine
  • Difficulty adjusting to social situations
  • Recurrent nightmares, night terrors, and/or sleep difficulties like insomnia
  • Low grades or a sudden academic decline
  • Constant worry and anxiety
  • Social withdrawal from activities your child once liked or loved to do
  • A noticeable and/or sudden loss of appetite and/or extreme weight loss
  • Repetitively performing rituals and routines like hand-washing
  • Suicidal ideations (thoughts) or attempts
  • Your child responds to voices he/she hears in his/her head
  • Spending most of his/her time alone or engaging in voluntary social isolation
  • Alcohol and/or drug use, abuse, or addiction
  • Increased physical complaints, despite a healthy report from a medical professional
  • Engaging in self-harm practices, such as cutting oneself


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