Child & Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

KMG Psychiatry

Psychiatrists & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in San Diego, CA & National City, CA

Approximately one in six young people aged 6-17 experience some type of mental health issue each year. If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, the team at KAB Medical Group Inc. in San Diego, Hollywood, and National City, California, can help. They offer expert diagnosis and treatment for child and adolescent mental health disorders. Call the practice today or schedule a consultation online to ensure your child gets the help they need.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Disorders Q & A

What are typical child and adolescent mental health disorders?

Children and adolescents can experience a wide range of mental health conditions. 

Some of the most prevalent issues include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Conduct disorder


These conditions can cause symptoms that range in severity. Fortunately, these conditions are treatable, and with help, your child can lead a healthy and fulfilling life. 

What are the signs that my child needs psychiatric help?

Symptoms of mental health conditions vary, and in some cases, you might wonder if your child’s behavior is normal or a sign of a problem. 

If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, watch for signals such as:

  • Extreme sadness
  • Intrusive worries or fears
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Challenging or destructive behaviors
  • Withdrawing from friends or family
  • Regression 
  • Increased physical complaints such as headaches and stomach aches


You know your child best. If you’re concerned about their mood or behavior, schedule an appointment at KAB Medical Group Inc. 

The providers offer thorough assessments and testing to identify mental health conditions. You’ll either go home with the peace of mind that your child is healthy or a personalized treatment plan to help them. 

How are child and adolescent mental health disorders treated?

Following a thorough evaluation, KAB Medical Group Inc. offers a personalized treatment plan to help your child recover and restore their quality of life. While each treatment program is tailored to the needs of the individual child, most programs include medication, counseling, and lifestyle adjustments.

Medication

The doctors at KAB Medical Group Inc. can prescribe medication that’s appropriate for young people. Medication can regulate your child’s brain chemistry and reduce some of their symptoms. 

Counseling

Your child might also benefit from counseling sessions. They can learn to recognize negative and harmful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Your child’s counselor can also help them learn skills to improve their ability to get along at school and home. 

The team offers talk therapy as well as play and creative therapy.

Lifestyle adjustments 

The team might also recommend changing your child’s diet or adding vitamins and supplements. They might also recommend adding exercise and other therapeutic activities to your child’s day. 

Call KAB Medical Group Inc. or make an appointment online today if you’re concerned about your child’s mental health needs.