What are the most common childhood psychological disorders?

Written by: Dr. Jordi Sasot Llevadot
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿What are the most common childhood psychological disorders?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO ), the prevalence of psychological disorders in children between 10 and 20%.

• The boys and girls between 0 and 5 years have a greater impact on behavioral disorders and developmental delays and language.

• Between 6 and 11 years include behavioral disorders and learning disorders, highlighting at this level ADHD and Dyslexia;age range in which they usually perform most of the diagnoses.

• Conduct disorder, along with anxiety and Mood ( depression ) are more common between 12 and 18 years.

• There is a higher incidence in boys of behavioral disorders and anxiety in girls at any age.


¿As can detect the parents if their children have any of these conditions ?

One of the main reasons why children are not promptly diagnosed as suffering from a psychological disorder because parents tend to confuse"the first signs of psychological problems maturity benign problems of child behavior"and assume that certain behaviors are normal, but was not, during the stages of its development.

At this level please use the App for mobile“Psycho GUIDE&ldquo ;, instrument created in our unit and meets the main alarm signals in child and adolescent mental health in early childhood, school age and adolescence.

Also on the website of our group“centreguia.cat” are very detailed alarm signals from different ages.


¿That is a sign of alarm?

We understand alarm signal in child and adolescent mental health that sign, symptom or set of events that if they occur at a certain age we have to do immediately suggests a possible psychological disorder.


I guess that prevention is essential to avoid reaching major damage,¿, who can give advice on that?

Power treat a mental health problem when it starts to give warning signals at an early stage of development, we can in most cases achieve an early and better therapeutic response. Prevention, ie anticipated, is basic in child and adolescent mental health. For any alarm signal first thing parents should do is see your doctor who should assess their importance and derivation to a specialized service.


¿What are the best treatments available from your computer ?

Our professional team specializes in diagnosing and treating psychiatric, psychological and psycho-pedagogical problems of childhood, adolescence and youth exclusively. Our expertise in ADHD, Conduct Disorders, Learning Disorders, Anxiety and depressive disorders allows us to offer an adequate guarantee of quality of our professional services, currently working online with the best clinical services of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, entity of which we are members.


¿How old endorse your experience?

In the last 25 years we have been able to attend a children population and close teenager to 11000 patients thanks to a highly specialized care, psychological and Psicopedagogico medical multidisciplinary group psychiatric allows us a wide clinical work, teaching and research, these last aspects with the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. We are also responsible for the professional advice from various foundations and institutions specialized in mental health.


Many times these disorders also entail a serious problem to parents,¿no service to them on your computer ?

One of the main current care in child and adolescent mental health is assisting the family. Parents need guidance and educational training, as these patients decompensate far the nuclear family and its members require in most cases Specialist. Our services include family psychotherapeutic intervention.


One of the important objectives of his professional group is the popular science of new knowledge in mental health. Whoever gets all this information to families is essential to raise awareness about these problems that can determine and alter adulthood,¿, is not it?

We are facing a society in crisis, not only economic, but of values. A changing society, perhaps historic, in which we must get their young adult members do not make the same mistakes.

Today many parents are fully aware, and based on that caring properly for training and education of their children, so that before any psychoeducational problem looking for an effective response.

More and more knowledge that allows us to prevent and anticiparrnos, our scientific work and dissemination of new knowledge in health and education is on this line, always useful and necessary.



*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jordi Sasot Llevadot
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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