Commonly Treated Issues – Kids/Teens

Commonly Treated Issues – Kids/Teens

ADHD/ADD:
  • Inattentive, but not hyperactive or impulsive
  • Hyperactive and impulsive, but able to pay attention
  • Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive (the most common form of ADD/ADHD)

Depression:
  • Irritability or anger
  • Continuous feelings of sadness, hopelessness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Changes in sleep — sleeplessness or excessive sleep
  • Vocal outbursts or crying
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Impaired thinking or concentration
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Bullying:
  • Frightened of walking to and from school
  • Changing usual route
  • Not wanting to ride the school bus
  • Begging to be driven to school
  • Unwilling to go to school (or to be ‘school phobic’).
  • Frequently feeling ill in the mornings to avoid going to school
  • Skipping school

Abuse:
  • Unexplained burns, cuts, bruises, or welts in the shape of an object
  • Anti-social behavior
  • Fear of adults
  • Depression
  • Inappropriate interest or knowledge of sexual acts
  • Overcompliance or excessive aggression
  • Unsuitable clothing for weather
  • Dirty or unbathed

Intellectual Disability:
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Admission, Review & Dismissal (ARD) Meetings

Nutrition/Health:
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Smoking

Chemical Use/Abuse:
  • Cannabis/Marijuana
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol