Mental health issues are not always obvious in children and teenagers. A child might be suffering from depression or anxiety, but her parents might see only angry outbursts. A teenager might be having thoughts of suicide, but his parents see only a child who is falling behind in school.
Children and teenagers do suffer from mental and behavioral health issues, however. They can develop many of the same problems as adults, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis and others.
For children and teens, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation offers outpatient mental health treatment, as well as inpatient evaluation, by board-certified psychiatrists. We provide personality assessments, individual therapy and group therapy.
Evaluation and treatment is available for many diagnoses including:
- Chemical dependency
- Anxiety disorders
- Developmental disorders
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessment