Mental Health & Behavioral Disorders

Anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is defined as chronic, excessive worry and fear that seems to have no real cause.

Dysthymic Disorder

Persistent depressive disorder is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) that often resembles a less severe, yet more chronic form of major (clinical) depression.

Eating Disorders

The term eating disorders refers to a variety of conditions that involve abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious mental health problems that can be life-threatening, so they require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.

Learning Disorders

A learning disorder is defined as difficulty in an academic area. A child's ability to achieve in the specific academic area is below what is expected for the child's age, educational level, and level of intelligence.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) includes thoughts and obsessions (impulses or images) that occur over and over, and that cause a child or teen to feel a great deal of distress.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is diagnosed when a child has recurring panic attacks and ongoing concern about having more attacks for longer than one month.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the name for the ongoing reaction and stress following exposure to a traumatic event.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the most complex mental health disorders. It is a severe, chronic, and disabling disturbance of the brain that causes distorted thinking, strange feelings, unusual behavior, and use of language and words.