Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

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Mental health problems have become the major health and well-being issue amongst children and young adults. The physical health and the ability to perform at school, work and in society, highly depend on the mental health of an individual (Ollendick 2012). The Australian figures of a burden of the disease show that mental health problems occur in approximately 14% of young people aged 4–17 years, and 27 % in the 18–24-year-old age range. Most mental disorders, for example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), anxiety disorder, mood disorder, psychotic disorder, begin during youth 12–24 years of age, although they are often first detected later in life (Lawrence et al. 2015). Poor mental health is related to other health and…show more content…
This essay will, therefore, discuss anxiety disorders in child and youth, especially social anxiety disorder, which is among the most common mental health conditions. Also, the importance of social and psychological intervention in treating the respective disorder. Anxiety is normal body response and necessary inbuilt protective response mechanism. Which Protect us from danger and helps us survive(McLellan2016). Anxiety comprised thoughts, feelings, physical symptoms and behaviors (McLellan 2016). But when fear and worry becomes significant, ongoing, excessive and interferes with daily activities in life, then it is termed as anxiety disorders (McLellan 2016). There are different types of anxiety disorders as classified by DSM-5/ICD-10, social anxiety disorder(SAD), separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (McLellan 2016). Amongst these, social anxiety disorder is the most common form of disorder in childhood and adolescence. The transition from toddler to childhood and adolescence, children show importance on how their friends and adults see them and how they come across socially (Anxiety Disorders Association of America[ADAA], n.d.). The way
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