Childhood Disorders

While children can have similar mental health problems that adults have, children's problems often have a different focus. Children may have difficulty with changes associated with growing up, such as beginning school. They may lag behind in comparison to how other children their age are progressing, or during stressful times, they may behave like a younger child would do. Even when children do have problems that also appear in adults, the problem tends to look different in a child. Some difficulties may present themselves for a short period of time, while others may experience difficulties of a longer duration. Seeing a therapist can not only help the child, but also the family who is likely affected by the difficulties.