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Emotional Disturbance of Childhood/ Adolescence

 

Children and adolescents may experience emotional disturbances in response to everyday stressors. These may cause the individual to develop emotional or behavioural symptoms.

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Diagnosis

 

It is important to have your child or adolescent evaluated if you think there is a problem. A doctor or mental health specialist can review the signs and symptoms, medical history, and family history to arrive at a diagnosis.

 

Signs and symptoms include:

 

  • Difficulties functioning in more than one setting (e.g. home, school, or with peers)
  • Changes in appetite or sleep
  • Social withdrawal
  • Fear of things previously not afraid of
  • Returning to behaviors more common in younger children, such as bedwetting
  • Signs of low mood (e.g. sadness or tearfulness)
  • Signs of self-destructive behavior (e.g. cutting, head-banging or suddenly getting hurt often)
  • Thoughts of death

Treatment

 

Treatment is aimed at recognizing and treating the symptoms early before it develops into a serious mental health problem. Your child or adolescent may benefit from talk therapy, behavioural therapy, medication, or a combination of these. 

Appointment and Enquiry

 

Location:

Neuroscience Clinic

Kent Ridge Wing, Level 4

National University Hospital

5 Lower Kent Ridge Road

Singapore 119074

 

Operating hours:

8.30am-5.30pm (Mondays-Fridays)

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

 

University Medicine Cluster Appointment Line/ General Enquiries:

Tel: 6772 8686

Fax: 6734 1641

Email: umcapptline@nuhs.edu.sg