Knowing when to seek treatment for mental health disorders is important for parents and families.
Many times, parents are the first to suspect that their child or teen is challenged by feelings, behaviors and / or environmental conditions that cause them to act out, rebel, and feel sad or anxious. It is also important to know that persons of different ages will exhibit different symptoms and behaviors. Families who suspect their child has issues in one or more of these areas should seek help. Treatment for mental health disorders is both available and effective.
Becoming familiar with the common maladaptive behaviors of teenaged children will often help parents identify any problems early, in their most treatable state.