Mental Illness in Children Directory
Mental illness in children is just as serious as mental illness in adults. From bipolar disorder and depression to phobias and personality disorders, child mental problems should be handled carefully with a team of doctors and family to provide medical care, love, and support. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to spot mental illness in children, how it is treated, and much more.
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) occurs in children who have been neglected and are unable to form a healthy emotional attachment with their primary caregivers.
Recognizing Schizophrenia in Teens
A look at how to spot the symptoms of schizophrenia in teens and how to tell the difference between ordinary teenage moodiness and signs of more serious illness.
Mental Illness in Children
Learn more from WebMD about mental illness in children, including risk factors and treatments.
A Look at Mental Illness in Children
An overview of mental illness in children.
When Your Child is Anorexic
For worried parents, there may be some good news: How active you are could be the key to effective treatment.
Your Child and Anxiety: School Stress Starts Early
Call it pressure. Call it great expectations. Whatever its name the result is the same: school stress.
The Fear Factor: Phobias
From aviophobia, the fear of flying, to zelophobia, the fear of jealousy, the list of phobias that harrow the human mind runs long.
Kids Afraid of Life
When shyness is more than just typical discomfort with new people and situations -- when it's severe enough to interfere with a child's daily life -- it's called social anxiety. It's a common problem, and there is help available.
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What Are You Afraid Of? A Look at Common Phobias
Afraid of crowds? Fearful of flying? WebMD investigates common phobias and how they can sometimes seriously affect our lives.
A Closer Look at Depression
What is depression? WebMD provides information on symptoms, tests, and treatments for many types of the disorder.
Bipolar Disorder Overview
Do you or someone you know suffer from bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic depression)? WebMD provides an overview of this disorienting condition that causes extreme shifts in mood.