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For many adults who have mental disorders, symptoms were present—but often not recognized or addressed—in childhood and adolescence. For a young person with symptoms of a mental disorder, the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it can be.
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Older children and adolescents may benefit from an evaluation if they: Have lost interest in things that they used to enjoy Have low energy Sleep too much or too little, or seem sleepy throughout the day Are spending more and more time alone, and avoid social activities with friends or family Fear gaining weight, or diet or exercise excessively Engage in self-harm behaviors e.
Mental illnesses can be treated. If you are or teen, talk to your parents, school counselor, or health care provider.
If you are a parent and need help starting a conversation with your child or teen about mental health, visit MentalHealth. It may be helpful for children and teens to save several emergency s to their cell phones.
The ability to get immediate help for themselves or for a friend can make a difference.