Psychiatric Disorders In Children

Early Onset Psychiatric Disorders

Infancy through Adolescence

Psychiatric disorders affect people of all ages and walks of life and some are diagnosable as early as infancy. Much of the etiology of today's recognized disorders and syndromes in children are poorly understood and difficult to trace in children and adolescents. Many factors contribute to this lack of empirical evidence; studies are ongoing with intent to isolate, define, and better treat these conditions in our children.
The causal agents in childhood anxiety disorders are some of the most difficult disorders to pinpoint. Some clinicians lean toward serotonin-uptake and inhibitors affecting the limbic system of the ...

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for our children.
Solutions to the deficit in understanding could include such things as better education of support and family systems, focused recruitment of students for medical programs designed to treat these psychological problems, and clearer dissemination of information that can be categorized as empirical in nature to clinicians and ancillary medical teams.
Without concern for the psychological and emotional well-being of society's children, we run a serious risk of turning our world over to poorly equipped and minimally competent adults.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder


Despite the introduction of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in the DSM-IV[i], childhood onset continues to be poorly supported through empirical data due to "high cost, lack of normative data, idiosyncratic patterns, and high sensitivity to cardiovascular and electrodermal measures."[ii] Current data holds that GAD is the result of psychoanalytical, behavioral, and biological ...

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but the disorder is sometimes associated with signs of compensated respiratory alkalosis and as a reaction to sodium lactate or carbon dioxide inhalation.[iv]


Children diagnosed having panic disorder with agoraphobia may experience dyspnea, palpitations, tachycardia, diaphoresis, nausea, diarrhea, urinary urgency, cold and clammy hands, dry mouth, and a complaint of a "lump" in the throat or difficulty in swallowing, (i.e., dysphagia).[v]

Morbidity and Mortality

Panic disorder with agoraphobia is considered a flag for increased risk of self-injury and suicide when depression is also present. When the child associates a place or event with panic ...

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