Episode 30: Mental Health in Kids

Maryellen gives a broad overview of childhood specific mental health disorders.

She begins by talking about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). HINT: Not just kids are diagnosed with ADHD!! For more information on ADHD check out chadd.org or ihaveadhd.com.

Maryellen briefly describes Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (more information is here)

She also includes chatting about Autism Spectrum Disorders which is a new diagnosis in the DSM-5. This is another disorder that not just kids are diagnosed with, but the diagnosis often begins in childhood. Check out all this information here!

The goal of this episode was not to explain all the details of these disorder (Maryellen just did a brief overview) but to point out that mental health disorders are often seen differently in children than adults but many childhood disorders continue into adulthood.

Interested in hearing less about kids and more about teenagers? Check out Episode 29.

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