Children with selective mutism consistently fail to speak in certain situations where communication is expected. This failure to speak causes significant difficulties with academics and socialization.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by the presence of obsessions and compulsions. Treatment for OCD focuses on reducing the frequency and severity of obsessions and compulsions.
Tic Disorder or Tourette’s Disorder
A tic is a sudden, rapid, recurrent motor movement or vocalization. They are often experienced as involuntary, but sometimes can be suppressed for lengths of time.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis characterized by inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity. Treatment can improve focus, concentration and organizational skills, while reducing behavior problems.
Depression is more than just your child feeling sad. It is a mental health condition that requires a thorough assessment and comprehensive treatment approach.
Trichotillomania is also known as hair-pulling disorder. It is a disorder that is characterized by repeated pulling out of one’s hair which results in hair loss.
Children who have anxiety often have excessive fear or worries. The specific fears or worries can relate to specific objects, actions, or events. Treatment is often helpful to reduce anxiety levels and cope with the situations causing anxiety.
Trauma disorders include posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD), acute stress disorders, and adjustment disorders.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Behavior difficulties may include frequent arguing, emotional outbursts, and refusal to follow directions. Treatment is often a combination of therapy for the child and parenting support.