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Mental Illness Among Children Turning Into An Epidemic

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					     Mental Illness Among Children Turning Into An Epidemic

The alarming rise in the number of children suffering from mental illness has led
professional psychologists to probe into the causes of the problem. Research conducted
by them revealed that an array of reasons starting from biological problems to
environmental cause to psychological problems can result in the psychological
disorientation of the children. Most often it can be seen that kids suffering from such
conditions behave wildly. The parents should keep an eye on the behavior of their wards.
If they observe that they is no change in the conduct of their son or daughter for a long
time, they should take recourse to professional help as soon as possible.

If the kid is suffering from a psychological problem due to biological factors prenatal
injury, infection, nerve problem or any other similar problems the parents should consult
a specialist in this genre, get a proper diagnosis and start the treatment as soon as
possible. Apart from these, it is repeatedly seen that kids especially adolescents suffer
from mental illness due to various psychological factors like harassment in the school,
physical abuse, hostility in the family, divorce and similar problems. Even environmental
causes like shifting to a new school or if the child feels inadequate and incompetent can
lead to serious psychological disorder. If these issues are not treated immediately it may
gradually take up a monstrous shape and result in further complication.

A dynamic change is visible in the society of the 21st century which has also
unknowingly contributed to the rising rate of Mental illness in children. Depression is one
of the mental sicknesses that are affecting many children. While mood swing is a very
common phenomenon, but when this condition continues to persist in the kids for an
extensive span of time, the parents should immediately consult a psychologist and seek
for his professional help. It is not possible to single out any particular cause behind
depression. Accumulation of series of social and environmental causes ultimately results
in such a serious problem. The cut throat competition of 21st century along with the
increasing expectation of the parents has a direct impact on this particular variety of
psychological distress. But these are not the only factors resulting in depression, low self
esteem, negative incidents and events in one's life has also contributed to such
psychological state.

Poverty among children among from underprivileged background may also result in
serious mental trauma. The delicate mind of the young ones can either become
exceedingly strong when it encounter such problem or else result in depression or any
other kind of psychological problem. Physically abusing the child, neglect and even
sexual abuse are some of the serious dilemma that is faced by many children in their
tender age. Any kind of abuse has a direct impact on the psychological conditions of the
kids. The parents should communicate freely with their children. If they are find out any
abnormality in their behavior, they should take serious steps to find out the reason behind
it.

Many psychiatric centres especially for the children are present for treatment of Mental
illness in children. If the problem is serious, the kids should be admitted in these centers
to recover fully. Moreover, these institutes are affiliated to schools as well. So the overall
well being of the child is taken into consideration.

Proper treatment for mental illness along with social awareness make things easy to
combat with problems related to mental health.

				
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