Conditions We Treat

Adjustment Disorders

An adjustment disorder is an unhealthy, excessive behavioral or emotional reaction, usually in children or adolescents, to a difficult and/or stressful major life event, or change in life, which may be sudden or ongoing for some time (and normally occurs within 3 months of the event). Learn more about Adjustment Disorders.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia is a severe debilitating eating disorder that occurs most frequently in girls that is characterized by a distorted view of their body that leads them to believe they're overweight and need to restrict how much they eat, over exercise, and/or perform other behaviors that prevents them from gaining weight, almost to starvation. Learn more about Anorexia Nervosa.

Anxiety Disorders

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger's syndrome describes a group of symptoms in children who have difficulties with social, behavioral and communication skills who have only mildly abnormal/good language and cognitive skills with average/above average intelligence. Learn more about Asperger's Syndrome.

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating is a type of eating disorder where abnormally large amounts of food are eaten in a single sitting. Learn more about Binge Eating Disorder.

Bipolar Disorder

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Bulimia

Bulimia is a type of eating disorder where children/adolescents will have episodes of uncontrollable overeating. Learn more about Bulimia.

Bullying

Bullying is an intentional and aggressive behavior by a person that causes physical or emotional harm to the victim being bullied. Learn more about Bullying.

Depression

Depression is a common clinical condition that affects a child/adolescents mood and mental health, for more than two weeks, severe enough to interfere with everyday living. Learn more about Depression.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) are common behavioral and mental health disorders easily identified in children because they involve behaviors that are readily seen. Learn more about Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Dysthymia

Depression is a common (2% of preschool and school age children; higher in adolescents) clinical condition that affects a child/adolescents mood and mental health, for more than two weeks, severe enough to interfere with everyday living.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Mood and anxiety disorders cover a wide range of conditions that fall under the umbrella of mental health disorders. Learn more about Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Neuropsychiatric disorder is a blanket medical term that encompasses a broad range of medical conditions that involve both neurology and psychiatry. Common neuropsychiatric disorders include seizures, attention deficits, cognitive deficits, palsies, uncontrolled anger, migraine headaches, addictions, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety and others. Learn more about Neuropsychiatric Disorders.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a common chronic mental health disorder in children, most being diagnosed in adolescence or young adulthood, characterized by the almost uncontrollable urge to repeat the same behaviors (compulsions) or have the same thoughts (obsessions) or emotions over and over again such that they interfere with day-to-day functioning. Learn more about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Please see Disruptive Behavior Disorder for further information.

Panic Disorder

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Phobias

A phobia is an excessive, unreasonable, persistent fear of something, place or situation, that causes the child to feel anxious when exposed to it. This anxiety disorder may be mild and just annoying, or severe when it may be quite disabling and interfere with daily living. Learn more about Phobias.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

All children and adolescents have bad, stressful experiences which may affect them physically and emotionally. Mostly they recover quickly without any further problems. Sometimes, particularly after a threatened or actual catastrophic incident (whether involving themselves or being a witness to such an event), children/adolescents may experience ongoing difficulties/symptoms which are called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Learn more about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Psychotic Disorders

Severe mental problems that interfere with a child/adolescent’s ability to think clearly, respond emotionally, communicate normally, have unusual perceptions (hallucinations), have delusions (a false, fixed, odd belief), understand reality and behave appropriately, are known as psychotic disorders. Learn more about Psychotic Disorders.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an uncommon but severe, serious and disabling chronic psychiatric disorder where children (before the age of 18 years-rare before age 13 years) and young adults (mid to late 20’s) interpret reality abnormally, have strange thinking, (cognitive difficulties) and feelings (psychotic symptoms), and unusual behavior and emotions. Learn more about Schizophrenia.

Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder in which the child will speak at certain times when in a comfortable secure and relaxed environment, but not necessarily in other situations (lasting for more than one month). Learn more about Selective Mutism.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation anxiety is normal in the very young child (particularly between 8 and 14 months of age). When this fear, anxiousness or distress when not being with a parent or caregiver occurs in children over the age of 6 years, and lasts longer than 4 weeks, the child may suffer from separation anxiety disorder. Learn more about Separation Anxiety Disorder.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorder

SSD is a group of common conditions, occurring in all cultures, where children/adolescents have physical symptoms worse than those usually associated with any existing medical condition or where no clear medical problem exists. Symptoms, and the thoughts and behaviors associated with them are sufficiently severe and distressing to interfere with a child’s/adolescents’ ability to have a normal life. Learn more about Somatic Symptom and Related Disorder.

Tourette's Disorder

Tourette's disorder is a nervous system condition that causes children (boys three times more than girls, frequently starting between 2-15 years of age; average 6 years) with the condition to make sudden unwanted repetitive motions or sounds sometimes referred to as “tics”. Blinking the eyes repeatedly or blurting out sounds loudly are common symptoms of Tourette's disorder. Learn more about Tourette's Disorder.