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Thursday, September 11, 2008

MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

Why is mental health important for children and teenagers?
Children's mental health is shaped and influenced by their family especially parents as well as teachers, culture and the community they live in.
Parents should be concerned about their children's mental health so they are well prepared to face the challenging world when they become adults.

What are the types of mental disturbance found among children and teenagers?

Attitude problems*Learning problems*Frowning*Worrying*Emotional disturbance due to drug abuse*Problems fitting in*Reluctance to go to school*Epilepsy*Attention Deficit Disorder and hyperactivity*Autism*Anorexia Nervosa*Mental Retardation*Nervous Ticks*Self-inflicting pain


Extracted from : HEALTHY BRUNEI SIHAT

1 comment:

go-jaz said...

Yes, I agree mental health of children is the core of their mental health as they mature to adulthood. If a child has NO joy while growing up; (s)he will struggle with happiness in his/her adulthood.