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WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON MENTAL DISORDERS AMONG CHILDREN?

Anxiety disorders, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are the most common Childhood Disorders. Although few  common developmental disorders and psychotic disorders in children can have a lifelong impact on the child and his or her family. Mental illness in Children can be hard to identify.Children can experience a range of mental health conditions, including:

  1. Anxiety disorders.

Anxiety disorders like Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia can interfere with daily routine.

  1. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Symptoms include Hard in paying attention, hyperactivity, impulsive in nature.

3. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

It is a serious developmental disorder that appears in early childhood.It affects a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others.

4. Eating disorders.

These kind of disorders can be life threatening. Children can become so preoccupied with food and weight that they focus on little else.

5. Mood disorders

Mood disorders like depression, BPD can cause a child to feel feeling of sadness, extreme mood swings etc.