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Seeking Professional Help

Seeking Professional Help

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When a child has a fever or other physical ailment, parents often know what they should do to get help. It's not so easy to know what to do and how to get help when you're concerned about your child's psychological well-being.

All children go through ups and downs, but if you see a sudden change in your child's mood or behavior, and he/she feels depressed, anxious, angry or aggressive, the child may be struggling with a mental health problem. If you're unsure about whether help is needed or how to find it, start by speaking with other people in your child's life - another family member, a teacher, or pediatrician. If the problem persists and others are also concerned, consultation with a mental health professional can be helpful.

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