Children’s Mental Health Treatment: The Basics
- How Are Mental Health Problems Treated in Kids?
- How Do You Know if Your Child Is Getting Good Care?
- How to Find a Telehealth Provider for Your Child
- Telehealth for Kids
- How to Work Well With Your Child’s Therapist
- Helping Resistant Teens Into Treatment
- When to Wait: Getting Kids Care, or Not
- When Is It Time to End Treatment?
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.
- Questions to Ask a Doctor Prescribing Medication to Your Child
- Is Your Child Getting the Right Medication Dosage?
- Complete Guide to Children and Multiple Medications
- Multiple Meds and Kids: What Parents Should Know
- How to Take Kids Off Medication
- Guide to Medications for Anxiety in Children
- Medication for Kids With Depression
- What Parents Should Know About Risperdal
Emergency Mental Health Treatment for Children
What parents and caregivers should know when seeking care for children in crisis.
Stimulant medication is the most common treatment for kids with ADHD.
- Stimulant Medications for ADHD
- What Are Nonstimulant Medications for ADHD?
- Complete Guide to ADHD Medications
- Preschoolers and ADHD
- Side Effects of ADHD Medication
- What We Know About the Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medications
- Will ADHD Medication Change My Child’s Brain?
- Behavioral Treatments 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 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.