Children’s Mental Health Treatment: The Basics

Behavioral Treatment for Children's Mental Health

Behavioral treatment teaches kids (and parents) how to understand and change their thoughts and actions. The goal is to feel better and reduce upsetting symptoms.

Medication Treatment for Children's Mental Health

Medication, often combined with behavioral treatment, can reduce distressing symptoms.

Emergency Mental Health Treatment for Children

What parents and caregivers should know when seeking care for children in crisis.

ADHD Treatment

Stimulant medication is the most common treatment for kids with ADHD.

Anxiety and OCD Treatment

Behavioral therapy, sometimes combined with medication, it the most effective treatment for anxiety and OCD.

Therapy for Kids With Autism

Specialized behavior therapy can help children on the autism spectrum develop skills.

Treatment for Depression and Self-Harm

Behavioral therapy and medication can both help kids with depression.

Treatment for Schizophrenia and Psychosis

A combination of medication and other treatment can lead to better outcomes for young adults.

Treatment for Tics and Tourette's

Specialized behavioral therapy can help kids manage distressing tics.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Family-based therapy is often the most effective treatment for eating disorders.

Treatment for Trauma

Specialized behavior therapy can help children struggling to recover from traumatic experiences.

Dealing With Challenging Emotions

Specialized therapy can help children and teenagers manage powerful feelings in healthy ways.