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  • Adjustment Disorders

    Adjustment Disorders What is an adjustment disorder? An adjustment disorder is defined as an emotional or behavioral reaction to an identifiable stressful event or change in a person's life that is c...

  • Anorexia Nervosa in Children

    Anorexia Nervosa in Children What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa (AN), a form of self-starvation, is an eating disorder characterized by low body weight, a distorted body image, amenorrhea (ab...

  • Anxiety Disorders in Children

    Anxiety Disorders in Children Many different anxiety disorders that affect children and adolescents require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below ...

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism Spectrum Disorder What is autism spectrum disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (also called autism; more recently described as "mindblindedness") is a neurological and developmental disorder tha...

  • Behavior Disorders

    Behavior Disorders Behavior disorders (sometimes referred to as disruptive behavior disorders) are the most common reasons children are referred for mental health evaluations and treatment. Many type...

  • Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents

    Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents What is bulimia nervosa? Bulimia nervosa, usually referred to as bulimia, is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing), usually followed by purging (sel...

  • Communication Disorders

    Communication Disorders What are communication disorders? There are several different types of communication disorders, including the following: Expressive language disorder. Expressive language diso...

  • Conduct Disorder

    Conduct Disorder What is conduct disorder (CD)? Conduct disorder is a behavior disorder, sometimes diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by antisocial behaviors which violate the rights of ot...

  • Developmental Disorders

    Developmental Disorders Developmental disorders are one category of mental health problems. The category identifies children who have difficulty accomplishing early developmental tasks such as langua...

  • Dysthymia in Children

    Dysthymia in Children What is dysthymia? Dysthymia, also known as dysthymic disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) that often resembles a less severe, yet...

  • Eating Disorders in Children

    Eating Disorders in Children The term eating disorders refers to a variety of disorders. The common feature of all the eating disorders is abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious ment...

  • Glossary - Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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  • Home Page - Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Topic Index Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Psychiatric Treatment Team Knowing When to Seek Treatment for Your Child Developmental Disorders Schizophrenia Tourette's Disorder Mood Disorders Anxi...

  • Knowing When to Seek Treatment for Your Child

    Knowing When to Seek Treatment for Your Child When to seek treatment for your child or adolescent Knowing when to seek treatment for mental health disorders is important for parents and families. Man...

  • Learning Disorders

    Learning Disorders What is a learning disorder? A learning disorder is defined as difficulty in an academic area (reading, mathematics, or written expression). The child's ability to achieve in the s...

  • Major Depression in Children

    Major Depression in Children What is major depression? Major depression, also known as clinical depression or unipolar depression, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood diso...

  • Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents

    Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents What is manic depression? Manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) ...

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or wor...

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    Oppositional Defiant Disorder What is oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)? Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavior disorder, usually diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by uncoope...

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders

    Pervasive Developmental Disorders What are pervasive developmental disorders (PDD)? Pervasive developmental disorders, also called autism spectrum disorders, most often can be identified in the early...

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children What is post-traumatic stress disorder? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotio...

  • Psychiatric Treatment Team

    Psychiatric Treatment Team Who treats psychiatric disorders? Mental health disorders are complex and require clinical care by a multidisciplinary treatment team. Team members may include, but are not...

  • Schizophrenia in Children

    Schizophrenia in Children What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is one of the most complex of all mental health disorders. It is a severe, chronic, and disabling disturbance of the brain that causes d...

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder

    Separation Anxiety Disorder What is separation anxiety disorder? Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is defined as excessive worry and fear about being apart from family members or individuals to whom ...

  • Teen Suicide

    Teen Suicide What is suicidal behavior? Suicidal behavior is defined as a preoccupation or act that is focused on causing one's own death voluntarily. An intent to cause one's death is essential in t...

  • Topic Index - Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    Topic Index - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health Home Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Psychiatric Treatment Team Knowing When to Seek Treatment for Your Child ...

  • Tourette's Disorder

    Tourette's Disorder What is Tourette's disorder (TD)? Tourette's disorder (TD), sometimes called Tourette's syndrome (TS), is a neurological disorder characterized by multiple repeated tics. Tics are...