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Mental Health in Children FAQs

Having healthy children is what all parents strive for. Heath is more than medical health, it is also mental health. Being a child is not easy these days and making sure your children have good mental health, is something that may require professional help. Children's Wellness & Developmental Center in Spring Lake, NJ, is an integrated health practice. Our providers have the services needed to treat a variety of mental health issues in children.

What symptoms of mental health issues should I look for in my child?

A mentally healthy child will reach emotional and developmental milestones and learn social and coping skills. All children have fears and throw tantrums occasionally. However, mentally healthy children are able to cope with their environment and interact with others in their community. Some symptoms to look for are:

  • Excessive anxiety
  • Inability to communicate
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Sadness
  • Lack of social interaction
  • Sleep disruption

These are not all of the possible symptoms that children may have when they are suffering from mental health issues. As a parent, you know your children best and can spot changes that may be worrisome.

How is mental health in children diagnosed?

Integrated medicine takes a whole-person approach to mental health. It is not about treating symptoms, but rather finding the root cause of the issue. A variety of treatment options can be used, including traditional, holistic, nutritional, alternative, and complementary medicine. We evaluate each child and discuss any treatment options with the parents.

Is medication the only way to treat mental health issues in children?

Medication is just one option. For some children, it is the right option, but not for all. Your child needs to be evaluated before any initial determination about what the best treatment is. When it comes to the mental health of your child, you have several options. By choosing our integrated health practice, you have chosen to look at your child's entire health profile, not just mental health.

Mental health treatment in Spring Lake, NJ

If you have concerns about your child's development and mental health, our providers at Children's Wellness & Developmental Center in Spring Lake, NJ, offer a variety of services that help to test and diagnose a wide spectrum of conditions. Call our office today at (732) 919-1335 to schedule an evaluation for your child.

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