- Age-Specific Concerns
Children and Healthcare
- Childhood Illnesses
- Childhood Injuries, Poisons, and Burns
- Disease Prevention
- When Your Child Has Surgery
- When Your Child Is Sick
- Emotions and Behavior
The Healthy Child
- About Sleep
- Activities and Exercise
- Dental Care
- Hearing, Speech, and Language
- Nutrition and Eating
- Physical Development
- Safety and Injury Prevention
- Sports Safety and Injuries
- Vision Care
Mental Health Evaluation
Answers to Questions About Your Child's Mental Health
Although some behavior problems can be attributed to normal child development, some require professional help.
Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation for Children
A psychiatric evaluation looks at the child's behaviors, when those behaviors occur, and what impact those behaviors have on school, family, and other relationships.
Knowing When to Seek Treatment for Your Child
Common symptoms of a potential emotional, behavioral, or developmental problem include poor grades in school, withdrawal from friends and family, and insomnia.
Psychiatric Treatment Team
Team members may include a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a psychologist, a social worker, and a psychiatric nurse.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15- to 24-year-olds. The strongest risk factors for attempted suicide in youth are depression, substance abuse, and aggressive or disruptive behaviors.
Teen Suicide: Learning to Recognize the Warning Signs
More than 70 percent of teens who attempt or commit suicide do so in a state of crisis, responding to some acute conflict with peers, parents, or other authorities.