Yes, apart from AUTISM, ADHD, DYSLEXIA, which are particular to children they are also suffering from all kinds of mental illnesses like Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis, Obsession etc., Scientific evidences say that a two year old baby can be suffering from depressive disorder. But the manifestations cannot be as it is in adults like suicidal ideation. For a two year old depression manifests as failure to thrive, poor feeding, incessant cry etc.,

For a 10 year old boy depression manifests as declining scholastic performance, bed wetting, unexplained anger, always playing with video games, TV / cell phone / computer, etc. During the adolescent age depression manifests as drug abuse, sexual confusion, self inflict behaviour, etc. Because of our cultural and social concept that “Man should not cry; women should not laugh”, men’s depression mostly manifests as alcoholism and women’s depression as hyper-religiosity. In many of the cases molecules are doing the miracles. But many of the doctors themselves believe that psychiatric drugs are sedatives / causing addiction / mainly to control aggression; also used to prescribe Alprazolam, Diazepam group drugs and strongly believe that these are all the drugs. But the basic purpose of taking tablets in psychological disturbances is not only for sleep, mainly to alter brain bio-chemical changes and to improve individuals’ QUALITY OF LIFE.

So many people could have a better quality of life if only they recognized and acknowledged the symptoms of mental illness and sought psychiatric help early. With so much advancement in Modern Psychiatry and being a well researched subject, it is an emergency need for our society to use Mental Health Professional services.

So many people could have a better quality of life if only they recognized and acknowledged the symptoms of mental illness and sought psychiatric help early. With so much advancement in Modern Psychiatry and being a well researched subject, it is an emergency need for our society to use Mental Health Professional services.

“Seek early help and lead better quality of life”.


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