Most mental illnesses are diagnosed in adults and only a few are known to be prevalent among the young, but what we are unaware of is that there are almost five million children in the United States and 20% more are diagnosed yearly.
When talking about mental illness in children, this often involves not only mental difficulties but also emotional and physical as well. Children should be assessed according to their physical limitations, their emotional capacity according to their age, and how they cope mentally in school according to their performance. Let us learn the most common types of mental illness in children, their presentation, and how they can be treated.
Behavioral disorders never fail to disrupt people’s lives, drastically changing their lifestyle and twisting their thoughts and feelings. In fact, these people suffer from many different types of behavioral disorders, from anxiety disorders to pervasive developmental disorders. If left untreated, it can negatively impact a person’s daily life and relationship with others.
Antisocial Personality Disorder or sometimes referred to as Sociopathy, is a mental health disorder that displays an “I-don’t-care” personality. It means that the person who has Antisocial Personality Disorder has no interest for right or wrong. He only acts what he thinks is necessary for himself.