It can sometimes be difficult to notice a change in your own children and even more difficult when we don’t know what to look for.
Children can developed all the same mental health conditions that adults can but children often struggle to articulate appropriate what they are feeling. Children are far more expressive.
The ‘Red Flags’ to look for are as follows:
Mood changes – is your child sad or withdrawn for at least 2 weeks? Do they have severe mood swings?
Difficulty concentrating – are they struggling to focus or sit still? Has their teacher mentioned anything about their performance at school?
Behavior changes – are they behaving out of character? Perhaps you have noticed a personality shift?
Other ‘red flags’ include: Intense feelings, unexplained weight loss, physical symptoms, physical harm, substance abuse.
If you notice any of the above in your child please call us t book an appointment to explore this is further depth.