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Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

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									    Some Facts About Mental Illness in Child:

 About one in five American children has a mental
disorder.

 About 5-9% of children ages 9 to 17 are affected by a
  serious emotional disturbance.

 79% of children aged 6 to 17 with mental disorders do
  not receive mental health care
  Various Reasons for the Mental Illness in Child :
 Violence in the Family or in the Community.

 Failing to score good marks in class.

 Depression due to various reasons.

 Change of Chemical composition at maturation.
Consequences of Mental
Illness in Child :

 Failure in School.

 Disobedience

 Juvenile and Criminal
  involvement.

 Suicide.

 Poor employment opportunities
  in adulthood.
       How Mental Illness Can Be Treated:

 Balanced diet should be given to child in order to get
  required chemical composition for brain.

 Praise Child’s strengths and talents.

 Psychiatrists should be Consulted for the treatment
  of child.

 Provide medicine to the child if needed.

 Admit child in the clinic in serious mental disorder.
      Contact Us
    Office Address:
745 Old Frontenac Square
Suite 201
St. Louis, MO 63131
Tel: 314-395-8940
Fax: 314-395-8941
Email: info@spectrumpsychiatry.com

								
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