BEHAVIORAL, EMOTIONAL DISORDER IN EARLYCHILDHOOD





During a child's developmental years, they are constantly growing and changing, it is imperative to note that one must keep this in mind when diagnosing and treating emotional and behavioral disorders in children .

Health professionals once thought that brain disorders such as Bipolar disorders, or even depression occurred after childhood but now, if is widely held that these brain disorders can begin in early childhood.
According to the National Institute of Mental health (NIMH), emotional and behavioral disorders affect 10 to 15 percent of children globally.




Types of Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This disorders is one of the most common mental disorders among children, and two to three more boys than girls are affected.
Many children unable to sit still , finish tasks , plan ahead or even be around them . ADHD can continue on into adolescence and even adulthood.
From medication to therapy and varying educational options. Children with ADHD can learn to function in new ways.

  • Autism
Children with autism appear to be remote , indifferent, isolated in their own world , and are unable to from emotional connections with others people. Autism is a found in every region of the country. It is more common in boys than girls, and affect about 1 to 2 people in every thousand.
This brain disorder can manifest in mental retardation, language delay, and other children are very high functioning with intelligence and speech in act. Because their brains do  not function in the same way other children's do, consistency is the key when dealing with an autistic child.


  • Bi Polar Disorder
Bi Polar disorder generally begins during early childhood and continues into adulthood, it is characterized by intense mood swings.
For example, a child may have excessive " high " or euphoric feelings, then suddenly sadness depression.
This is thought to be a genetic illness and diagnosis for children 12 in generally not common and is often misdiagnoses as ADHD.

  • Anxiety disorder
Often cause children to feel distressed uneasy, even frighten for no apparent reason, some common anxiety disorders are panic disorders characterized by episodes of intense fear that occur without warning or provocation. Obsessive compulsive, repeated behaviors or thoughts that seem like they are impossible to stop.

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