Does your child have a behavioral problem? A behavioral issue can cause serious changes in the way children behave, learn, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through the day. Kid's Health Alliance, PA in Ocala, FL offers behavioral health services to its patients.
What mental health disorders affect kids?
Children can experience a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD and mood disorders.
What are the signs of behavioral problems in kids?
Warning signs that children might have a behavioral issue include unexplained weight loss, mood changes, intense feelings, difficulty concentrating, and behavior changes. Some kids might develop headaches and stomachaches rather than anxiety or sadness. Some children use alcohol or drugs to try to cope with their feelings.
How do doctors diagnose behavioral mental health problems in kids?
Behavioral issues in kids are diagnosed based on symptoms and how the condition affects a child's life. To make a diagnosis, a doctor might recommend that your son or daughter be evaluated by a specialist.
How are mental illnesses in children treated?
Common treatment options for kids who have mental illnesses include psychotherapy and prescription medication. Therapy or counseling is a way to address mental health issues by allowing your child to talk with a mental health professional. Your child's doctor might recommend that your child take certain medications to help manage their behavioral issues.
If your child needs a behavioral consultation, why wait? We can help you today. Call Kid's Health Alliance, PA at 352-237-5400 to schedule your child's appointment in Ocala, FL. Our world-class pediatricians are trained to help children with mental health problems. Our treatments can have a huge impact on the quality of your child's life.