week 7 forum.docx - As you have learned this week diagnosing psychiatric disorders in children is a tricky business Mental health professionals must

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As you have learned this week, diagnosing psychiatric disorders in children is a tricky business. Mental health professionals must consider many factors when diagnosing, not the least of which is what might happen if a child were to be misdiagnosed. What effect might misdiagnosis have on children lives? In addition, some questions of mental wellness may be related to aspects of empathy, sympathy, and morality. How is empathy developed in young children? Should we "teach" morality? If so, how is that accomplished? What is the role of parents in developing these very important qualities? Support your opinions with research, not just on "word of mouth" or personal experience. Misdiagnoses by a mental health professional can life long lasting effects on a child’s live. There is no actual medical consensus on what exact behaviors define any particular behavior (Canino, Alegria, 2011). In 2008 there was an article posted on the New York Times Magazine that talked about a boy that was diagnosed with three different disorders within his first nine years of life. This is a huge problem because
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