A child’s mental health is the state of physical and mental wellness that enables a child to go through important developmental stages to acquire necessary life skills and reach physical, mental and social maturity.
In addition to wellness, the concept of mental health also includes mental health issues, incl. mental disorders.
Both hereditary and environmental factors, incl. life events causing continuous stress, play an important part in the development of mental disorders. Another important factor is the relationships surrounding children, especially between children and their parents.
This means that tackling children’s mental health problems requires cooperation between as many of the adults in their life as possible.
Child psychiatry focuses on mental disorder diagnosis and intervention planning. All of this is usually done by a team of specialists working together. Our team includes a children’s psychiatrist, a clinical children’s psychologist, a children’s neuropsychologist, a family therapist, a speech therapist, a special education teacher and an art therapist.