11 New Warning Signs Help Spot Mental Illness in Children
To helpِ children withِ undiagnosed mental disorders, researchers today (Oct.
28) issued a list ofِ 11 easy-to-recognize warning signs forِ use byِ parents andِ others inِ the community.
Parents whoِ notice anyِ of theِ signs inِ their child shouldِ take himِ or herِ to seeِ a pediatrician orِ mental health professional forِ a psychiatric evaluation, theِ researchers said.
The 11 warnings signs are as follows:
The signs areِ indented toِ beِ mental health disorder profiles andِ not specific diagnoses inِ andِ of themselves.
For accurate diagnoses, parents shouldِ seek helpِ fromِ their health care provider, theِ researchers said.
Of theِ 15 percent ofِ youth estimated toِ haveِ mental illness , theِ profiles willِ identify aboutِ 8 percent, Jensen said..