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Childhood Disorders - Childhood Disorders 1 Important...

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Childhood’Disorders’ ’ 1 1 Important Information to Remember More difficult to distinguish between normal vs. abnormal behavior in child and adolescent disorders o The reason why is because you have some behaviors that are disruptive that are normal in a child but not in an adult o Hard to tell when something crosses a line for normal to abnormal Course and prognosis are different for children compared to adults o Spontaneous remission (just go away) rates for children is sky high compared to adults o The pathologies just tend to go away for children and that is why their prognosis is very favorable Childhood disorders do not simply progress into adult disorders and may have no counterpart in adult psychopathology o The number of kids that are maladjusted in society or whatever is really high compared to adults but this does not mean that their behaviors will be developed into disorders during adulthood Children are more likely to feel that their problems are untreatable compared to adults o They suffer in silence unlike adults are quick to describe their symptoms o They fell as if nothing can be done with their problem The way child contacts the mental health system is really different compared to adults o Adults can easily call medical institution and show up for appointment o A parent would have to bring the child in § Sometimes it is the parent that has the problem and not the child; these rates are actually quite high o They do not willingly participate in the evaluation o
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