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5 Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Kids

by on 19/05/2020 2118

Mental illness in children can manifest in several ways. Knowing the signs early on would let you help your child overcome any problems that they may have.


Mental illness in children has been steadily increasing, and among children aged 13-18, 1 in 5 will have a serious mental illness. The most common childhood mental disorders are anxiety disorders, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

childhood mental disorders

Source: Huffingtonpost.com

Any potential sign of mental illness should immediately be addressed through the help of a physician in order to ensure that the illness won't escalate further to adulthood. However, developmental disorders and psychotic disorders in children can have a lifelong impact on the child and his or her family

Here are some of the warning signs of mental illness in children:

Childhood mental disorders  can be hard for parents to identify. It is crucial for family members to be aware of any changes in their children at all times to find out for any sign of mental illness.

This article was first published on theAsianParent.