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According to The Mayo Clinic, children can develop all of the same mental health conditions as adults, but sometimes express them differently. For example, depressed children will often show more irritability than depressed adults, who more typically show sadness. Mental health conditions in children are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms and how the condition affects a child's daily life.

Children can experience a range of mental health conditions, including:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Autism
  • Tic Disorders
  • Depression

Diagnosing mental illness in children can be difficult because young children often have trouble expressing their feelings, and normal development varies from child to child. Despite these challenges, a proper diagnosis is an essential part of guiding treatment

There is an unmet need for treatments with better safety and tolerability profiles than currently available antipsychotics. Improved tolerability, especially in a pediatric population, can likely lead to increased treatment adherence. Researchers are attempting to uncover more about the origins of pediatric psychiatric disorders to better understand, diagnose, and treat the disorder


The Atlanta Center for Medical Research was founded in 1982 by Dr. Robert A. Riesenberg and is now one of the largest and most respected medical research institutions in the country. ACMR’s 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, open-source research facility is a game changer for the medical research world. ACMR’s practices set the standard for medical research, facilitating the availability of safe and effective medicine to people everywhere.

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