Children's Health and Wellness

Many children and adolescents have mental health problems that interfere with their normal development and daily life activities. Some mental health problems are mild; others are more severe. Some mental health problems last for only short periods of time, while others, potentially, last a lifetime.

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It is important to know that help is available. Most children and adolescents who experience mental health problems can return to normal daily activities, if they receive appropriate treatment.

Online Source: Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, American Academy of Pediatricshttp://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/Understanding-ADHD.aspx
Online Source: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Healthhttp://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.shtml
Online Editor: Geller, Arlene
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Roux, Susan L., ARNP
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