Children, even very young children, experience psychiatric illnesses. Behavior problems beyond your control, excessive fear or separation problems that lead to an avoidance of school, and a child that doesn’t enjoy play and activities can all be signs of a psychiatric illness. Getting treatment at an early age can have significant positive impact on their lives and your family life together.
Teens today face educational and social demands that are more complex than those experienced by their parents. It is challenging for parents to know which changes in behavior are typical of adolescence and which are signs of a troubled teen. If you are concerned about a dramatic and persistent change in your teenager’s behavior, if they have gotten off track in their educational progress, or if you suspect that your teenager is using alcohol or other drugs, they may benefit from a psychiatric evaluation.
Navigating the transition from late adolescence to becoming an adult can be a challenge. Some young adults have a difficult time completing an educational plan, transitioning into productive work life, and forming stable social relationships. This is especially true if they needed psychiatric intervention in the past. Even though parents recognize that their children need to be independent, parents also need to be aware that this is a time when serious psychiatric illness can make a sudden appearance and may require parental support in accessing a psychiatric assessment.
As you navigate your way through life, you may need to seek help for a psychiatric disorder. Life events such as the loss of a job or a divorce, a life threatening or chronic illness, physical changes in your body that come with pregnancy or menopause, or a trauma may trigger an episode of psychiatric illness. Many of our new patients are aware of their mental health challenges and just need assistance managing a previously identified psychiatric diagnosis. Whatever the reason you are seeking care, we can help you.