Sometimes, children who misbehave may have more than a behavioral problem; they might be suffering from a mental disorder.
This is according to Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
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You may read more about it here but the article doesn’t give any more information about the statement above save for these:
- Mental illnesses are developmental brain disorders
- Pediatricians are the first line of defense when identifying mental disorders which appear to be behavior problems
- Pediatricians may use questionnaires to screen for mental illnesses but better ways are:
- Cognitive and genetic tests
But what I’d like to know is…
What do YOU think about this?