Adolescent Mental Health
Many adolescents have mental health problems that interfere with their normal development and daily life activities. Some mental health problems are mild, while others are more severe. Some mental health problems last for only short periods of time, while others, potentially, last a lifetime. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reports the following:
It is important to know that help is available. Most adolescents who experience mental health problems can return to normal daily lives, if they receive appropriate treatment.
There are many different mental health problems affecting adolescents that require the clinical care of a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
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Overview of Mood Disorders Major Depression
Manic Depression / Bipolar Disorder Teen Suicide Anxiety Disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Behavior Disorders Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa
Obesity Determining Your Body Mass Index Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependence
Chronic Illness and Transplantation Issues and the Adolescent
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