Pediatric Psychological Disorders we Treat

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Adjustment Disorders

An adjustment disorder is an unhealthy, excessive behavioral or emotional reaction to a difficult life event, which may be occur suddenly or ongoing for some time.

Anxiety Disorders

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Asperger's Syndrome

A group of symptoms in children who have difficulties with social, behavioral and communication skills who have only mildly abnormal language and cognitive skills with average or above average intelligence.

Bipolar Disorder

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.


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

Cognitive and Perceptual Deficits

Cognition is the mental process that allows us to acquire information and knowledge. Perceptual deficits are one of the types of learning disorder. Both may be mild, moderate or severe.


Depression is a common clinical condition that affects children and adolescent's mood and mental health. Clinical depression lasts for more than two weeks, and is severe enough to interfere with everyday living.

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.

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.


Persistent depressive disorder is a clinical condition that affects a child/adolescent's mood and mental health, for more than two weeks, severe enough to interfere with everyday living. Please read about depression for further information.

Eating Disorders

The term “Eating disorder” refers to a variety of persistent and different eating or eating related behaviors that result in a change in the way a child/adolescent/young adult consumes or absorbs food and which significantly causes poorer physical and psychosocial functioning.

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.

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Neuropsychiatric disorder is a blanket medical term that encompasses a broad range of medical conditions that involve both neurology and psychiatry.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by the almost uncontrollable urge to repeat the same behaviors or have the same thoughts/emotions over and over again such that they interfere with day-to-day functioning.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Please see Disruptive Behavior Disorder for further information.

Panic Disorder

Please see mood and anxiety disorders for further information.


A phobia is an excessive, unreasonable, persistent fear of something, place or situation, that causes the child to feel anxious when exposed to it.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

After a threatened or actual catastrophic incident children and adolescents may experience ongoing difficulties and symptoms which are called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

Psychotic Disorders

Severe mental problems that interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to think clearly, respond emotionally, communicate normally, cause unusual perceptions or delusions, are known as psychotic disorders.


Schizophrenia is an uncommon but severe, serious and disabling chronic psychiatric disorder where children and young adults interpret reality abnormally, have strange thinking/feelings and unusual behavior and emotions.

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.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

When the fear, anxiousness and distress of 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.

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.