Emotional and behavioral issues can sometimes be early signs of mental health issues in children. More often than not, close friends and family of a child who may be struggling with mental health issues are among the first to notice that their negative changes in behavior may signs of deeper, more serious issues. Liahona Academy is a residential treatment center that works with children struggling with mental health issues. To learn more information about signs and causes of mental health issues, call us today at 1-855-587-1416.
Mental health issues that go untreated can often become worse and often disrupt your child’s ability to function properly at home, school, and within your community. Failure to treat these issues can lead to criminal problems, school failure, a dependency on social services, and sometimes even suicide. As the parent of a child who may be struggling with mental health issues, it is important to identify the issues your child is having problems with in order to correctly diagnose a mental health issue.
Common Mental Disorders Children Struggle With
Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety is a normal feeling. But symptoms can escalate to more serious issues such as anxiety attacks or panic attacks. Disorders can include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or social anxiety.
Eating Disorders: These disorders involve unusual behaviors, associated with weight and/or food and intense attitude and emotions. Disorders such as obesity, bulimia, and anorexia are included here.
Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Disorders in this category include oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and ADHD. Children with these disorders are often disruptive in structured environments and tend to defy rules.
Mood Disorders: Persistent feelings of sadness or quick changes in mood are usually affiliated with mood disorders. These disorders include bipolar disorder, dysthimic disorders, depression, etc.
Tic Disorders: These disorders cause children to make sudden and repeated movements and sounds, involuntarily, that are often meaningless. These sudden reactions are called tics.
Liahona Academy Can Assist Children Struggling With Mental Health Issues
Liahona Academy is a residential treatment center that offers therapeutic programs to assist children struggling with mental health issues to learn how to better manage these personal issues. We have helped struggling children from all over and we are confident that we can make a difference in your child’s life. Call Liahona Academy today at 1-855-587-1416 to find out more about our programs and mental health issues.