Parenting is difficult, it’s okay to need help
Children, even very young children, experience psychiatric illnesses. Getting treatment at an early age can have a significant positive impact on their lives and your family life together. Your child may benefit from a psychiatric evaluation if you see your child consistently struggling with some of these signs of mental distress.
- Behavior problems at daycare, pre-school, school
- Hyperactivity greater than other children around them
- Ongoing difficulty sleeping and nightmares
- Excessive fear, worrying, or crying
- Difficulty separating from parents or family
- Doesn’t enjoy play or other activities
- Frequent disobedience
- Severe aggression (deliberately hurting siblings, peers or animals)
- Temper tantrums all the time
- Needs help after a potentially traumatic experience
Any child who is missing a significant amount of school for any reason is likely to benefit from a psychiatric consultation.
If you have concerns about your child but are not ready for a psychiatric consultation, you can access mental health screening tools at Help Yourself. Help Others. or for information about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder go to the National Institute of Mental Health.
How We Help
We want to listen to you about how you see your situation. We will gather information from you and get your response to specific questions and measurement tools. Together we will arrive at a shared understanding of the problem and our recommendations. The InterCare team works with you and your child to implement treatments that best reflect our professional experience, relevant medical evidence, and your goals and values.