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December 16, 2019

How Common are Mental Health Disorders Among Children and Teens?

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  • ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Conduct Disorders, Depression, OCD, Patients and Families, Specific Learning Disorder

An estimated 15% of children and adolescents will be diagnosed with a mental disorder before age 18, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry last month.

July 09, 2019

Irritability in Children Can be More than Just a Bad Mood

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  • ADHD, Anxiety, Conduct Disorders, Depression

Irritability, defined as a low threshold to experience anger in response to frustration, is one of the main reasons children are referred to a mental health evaluation. Irritability can appear as age-inappropriate temper outbursts and a sullen, grouchy mood and is associated with several child and adolescent mental health conditions.

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