Common Mental Health Problems

Common Mental Health Problems

What are common children’s mental health problems?

From, a Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) website.

CTParenting thanks our partners atCHDI for their expertise and generous sharing.

Mental health problems occur when children experience distress, upsetting feelings, thoughts or behaviors that affects their day-to-day life. These problems can fall into many categories, including adjustment related problems, anxiety disorders, mood disorders (depression), developmental disorders, behavioral (conduct) disorders, feeding and eating disorders, elimination disorders, sleep disorders, substance abuse disorders, personality disorders and more serious disorders often referred to as psychotic disorders.

To learn more about common disorders affecting children and adolescents, you can visit the website of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) or

In addition, below are links to “Facts for Families” about common disorders: