Sanchez Pediatrics in Maryland

Childhood Behavioral Disorders

 Childhood Behavioral Disorder Treatment in Port Deposit MD
Childhood Behavioral Disorder Treatment

We all know that children and teens experience emotions and feelings differently from adults. Therefore, they could be having a difficult time academically or socially, but we may not always be able to see the signs. Self-esteem issues, negative beliefs, and drug use can all negatively impact a child, adolescent, or teen’s emotional, psychological, behavioral, and social health. That’s why it’s important to have a pediatrician who can pinpoint these behavioral and emotional issues early so they can recommend effective solutions for combating these problems.

Child, Adolescent, and Teen’s Mental Health

Each new developmental stage for a child, adolescent, or teen can bring new concerns for parents. While many of these issues can easily be addressed at home through proper communication and support, we also know that sometimes more serious issues, such as anxiety and depression, may require professional treatment. There are a variety of stressors that could greatly impact a child’s mental, behavioral, and emotional health. Some of these factors include:

Domestic violence.

  • Moving.
  • Divorce.
  • Bullying.
  • Death of a loved one or pet.
  • Poverty.
  • Physical or emotional abuse.

While situations can certainly play a role in your child’s mental health, we also understand that age and genetics are other factors that influence your child’s emotional and behavioral health. You may want to consider bringing your child in for an evaluation with one of our pediatricians if you are noticing signs or symptoms of:

  • ADHD.
  • Tourette’s syndrome.
  • Depression.
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Anxiety.
  • Behavioral problems.
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
  • Eating disorders.
  • Substance abuse.

We provide comprehensive evaluations that can help your child and teen find ways to cope with their current situation. It’s important that your child has someone that they can talk to, and oftentimes, a pediatrician can help your child recognize bad habits, behaviors, and patterns that fuel their symptoms and are holding them back from leading well-adjusted and happy lives.

If you are concerned about any emotional or behavioral issues your child, adolescent, or teen is displaying, call Sanchez Pediatrics at (410) 642-9172 to schedule a consultation with the Sanchez Counseling staff.

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