Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
18 Results Related to "ADHD"
ADHD can profoundly affect how well a child functions at home, at school and socially. A comprehensive approach goes beyond prescribing medication.
Mental Health Medications for Children
Children may benefit from mental health medications, which may be helpful in treating autism, obsessive compulsive disorder or depression.
Stimulant Use Disorder
Highly addictive and often dangerous, stimulants increase alertness, attention and energy, while also elevating blood pressure, heart rate and breathing.
Executive Dysfunction, Executive Function Disorder
Gambling disorder affects about one percent of Americans, who are unable to stop gambling despite the damage to their psyches, wallets, families, and jobs.
A learning disability can affect how a child learns to write, read and do math, as well as communication,social skills, attention, memory and coordination.
Pediatric Movement Disorders
Pediatric movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality and ease with which a child moves.
Marijuana Use Disorder
Marijuana (cannabis) can cause paranoia and memory loss. Also called cannabis, it can be addictive and can disrupt a user’s life and relationships.
No two children develop in exactly the same way, but the phases of child development are, for a healthy child, logical and predictable.
Everyone feels anxiety at times, but a person whose anxiety interferes with living a normal life may have an anxiety disorder, and it can be treated.
Anger, Irritability and Aggression in Kids
Angry feelings often bubble into outbursts for children and teens. Parents may wonder whether their child's behavior is normal; Yale Medicine can help.
Helping Children Cope with Divorce
The breakup of parents doesn’t have to be catastrophic for children. While divorce is a loss, it can bring positive changes to a family when handled well.
Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder, interferes with a child's ability to communicate and interact with others, and also affects learning and behavior.
Avoiding and Refusing to Go to School
For many reasons, including anxiety, depression, social issues and learning problems, an estimated 10-15% of kids are chronically absent from school.
Psychological Assessment of Children
Psychological assessments of children examine learning, social, behavioral and personality development to plan for =mental health and educational needs.
Depression in Children and Teens
Childhood depression affects about 5 percent of American children and adolescents. There are many effective treatment options for children and their families.
Childhood Stress and Anxiety
Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in children. Learning healthy ways to calm down and handle fears is an important life skill.
Hostile, Disobedient and Defiant Behavior in Children
A child whose angry outbursts and aggressive behavior makes life difficult may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD); it affects 16 percent of teens.