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Conduct disorders
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Getting help for conduct disorders

When treating conduct disorders, there are psychosocial types of therapy that are involved. This means that the therapy aims to focus on the child or young person and the influence…

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depression
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Getting help for depression

Psychological therapies are important when treating depression. It can really help the child or young person to learn the skills to fight off the depressive symptoms. There are different types of…

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Getting help for anxiety
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Getting help for anxiety disorders

Psychological therapies are important when treating anxiety disorders. It gives a child or young person the chance to tackle the root of the disorder. There are two therapies that are…

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Anxiety
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Anxiety

Children and young people feel worried and fearful about different things sometimes, which is a normal part of growing up. This is often the case when they are faced with challenging tasks, unfamiliar people and unfamiliar situations…

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Depression
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Depression

Depression is when there is a change in the person’s mood, thoughts and behaviour. The changes in mood typically involve a low mood, but in children and young people this also includes an irritable mood…

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Conduct disorder
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Conduct disorders

When a child has a conduct disorder, it is different from when a child is occasionally naughty and sometimes has tantrums. Conduct disorders refer to a set of disruptive and violent behavioural problems in the child that…

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ADHD and mental health
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ADHD & mental health

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects behaviour and causes the child or young person to be hyperactive, impulsive and/or inattentive. It is usually spotted in childhood…

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Autism & mental health
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Autism & mental health

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects social interaction, communication and behaviour. It is referred to as a spectrum condition because it affects each person differently. ASD is not an illness…

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is when the child or young person continues to have recurrent obsessional thoughts and compulsions, or both.
OCD does not just mean that people like to wash their hands regularly and…

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Post-traumatic stress disorder
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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a form of anxiety that is experienced by people who have been exposed to traumatic events. It is a common mental health condition, that can affect people of all ages, including children…

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Bipolar disorder
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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder also known as manic depression, is a serious and long-term mental illness that causes a person’s mood to swing between two extremes. This includes: Mania/Hypomania – Experiencing high moods, irritability and a big increase in activity…

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Borderline personality disorder
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Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD). Borderline personality disorder is a type of personality disorder. You might be diagnosed with a personality disorder…

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