Monday, May 7, 2012

Mental Illness Among Children Turning Into An Epidemic

The alarming rise in the number of children suffering from mental illness has led professional psychologists to probe into the causes of the problem. Research conducted by them revealed that an array of reasons starting from biological problems to environmental cause to psychological problems can result in the psychological disorientation of the children. Most often it can be seen that kids suffering from such conditions behave wildly. The parents should keep an eye on the behavior of their wards. If they observe that they is no change in the conduct of their son or daughter for a long time, they should take recourse to professional help as soon as possible.
If the kid is suffering from a psychological problem due to biological factors prenatal injury, infection, nerve problem or any other similar problems the parents should consult a specialist in this genre, get a proper diagnosis and start the treatment as soon as possible. Apart from these, it is repeatedly seen that kids especially adolescents suffer from mental illness due to various psychological factors like harassment in the school, physical abuse, hostility in the family, divorce and similar problems. Even environmental causes like shifting to a new school or if the child feels inadequate and incompetent can lead to serious psychological disorder. If these issues are not treated immediately it may gradually take up a monstrous shape and result in further complication.
A dynamic change is visible in the society of the 21st century which has also unknowingly contributed to the rising rate of Mental illness in children. Depression is one of the mental sicknesses that are affecting many children. While mood swing is a very common phenomenon, but when this condition continues to persist in the kids for an extensive span of time, the parents should immediately consult a psychologist and seek for his professional help. It is not possible to single out any particular cause behind depression. Accumulation of series of social and environmental causes ultimately results in such a serious problem. The cut throat competition of 21st century along with the increasing expectation of the parents has a direct impact on this particular variety of psychological distress. But these are not the only factors resulting in depression, low self esteem, negative incidents and events in one's life has also contributed to such psychological state.
Poverty among children among from underprivileged background may also result in serious mental trauma. The delicate mind of the young ones can either become exceedingly strong when it encounter such problem or else result in depression or any other kind of psychological problem. Physically abusing the child, neglect and even sexual abuse are some of the serious dilemma that is faced by many children in their tender age. Any kind of abuse has a direct impact on the psychological conditions of the kids. The parents should communicate freely with their children. If they are find out any abnormality in their behavior, they should take serious steps to find out the reason behind it.
Many psychiatric centres especially for the children are present for treatment of Mental illness in children. If the problem is serious, the kids should be admitted in these centers to recover fully. Moreover, these institutes are affiliated to schools as well. So the overall well being of the child is taken into consideration.

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