The Effects Of Mental Disorders On Children

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Mental disorders affects 2-3 % of the population of which one good eleven average quality studies predict that depression and single sucide attempt are much more higher in school children of around the ages 9 to 13 who were more anxious and two and a half times more likely to develop depression in adolescence compared to their female counterparts aged 13 to 16 years were more likely to develop anxiety disorder depressed and observed . (Barmier et al., 2006)most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety and substance use disorder or sometimes they would occur as a combination. There are two mood changes one is mania where children would feel sad and down and are more active than usual and depression where they would feel less active than usual this is called depression. Which are not the same as the normal ups and downs every kid goes through but with more in severity. The illness could affect the child performance to do well at school or to get along with friends and family members. Some times the illness could make them hurt themselves.

There are several factors that cause bipolar symptoms
Biological factors such as genetics, abnormal brain function anxiety disorders
Factors such as poor family relations, parental rejection, stress burden and exposure to trauma since childhood places the child at high cognitive risk, which could potentially affect a child’s cognitive, emotional and social abilities.

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