Mental Illnesses in Children

Disorders and Illnesses


Anxiety Disorders

Disruptive behavior disorders

Pervasive development disorders

Eating Disoders

Anxiety disorder

  • Responds with fear
  • Sweat, rapid heartbeat,
  • Is very nervous

Disruptive behavior disorder

  • Defy rules
  • Disruptive in structured environments

Pervasive development disorders

  • Confused in their thinking
  • Problems understanding the world around them

Eating disorders

  • Involve intense emotions and attitudes
  • Unusual behaviors with weight and food

Mood disorders

  • Persistent feelings of sadness
  • Rapidly changing moods


  • Distorted perceptions and thoughts
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Mental Disorder

  • Illness with psychological/behavioral manifestations
  • With either painful or distressing symptoms
  • Impairment in one or more important areas of functioning

What is Psychological?

  • Pertaining to the mind
  • Mental phenomena
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