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Warning Signs

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Is Your Child Struggling? Recognizing Signs of Psychological Concerns

It’s normal for children and teenagers to sometimes have low moods, poor motivation, and trouble sleeping. These things aren’t always signs of childhood psychological disorders, so how do we recognize that these problems are becoming more of a concern?

This is particularly important because as a parent, you want the best for your child. It can be heart-wrenching to see them struggle emotionally or behaviorally. Recognizing the early signs of a possible psychological disorder is the first step towards getting your child the help they need. At ChildrenPlus Greater Noida, we provide compassionate assessments and tailored therapy for a wide range of childhood challenges.

Key Areas to Watch For

  • Mood Changes: Notice extreme sadness, prolonged irritability, frequent outbursts, or drastic shifts in mood.
  • Behavioral Changes: Look out for aggression, defiance, social withdrawal, self-harming behaviors, or significant changes in sleep or eating patterns.
  • Fears & Worries: Pay attention to excessive anxiety, persistent fears, or panic attacks that interfere with daily life.
  • Academic Difficulties: Sudden decline in grades, inability to focus, or avoidance of school may point toward underlying challenges.
  • Physical Complaints: Stomach aches, headaches, or other unexplained physical symptoms can sometimes indicate emotional distress.

It’s Not Just a Phase – When to Seek Help

  • Duration: Concerns that last for several weeks or longer warrant closer attention.
  • Intensity: If your child’s emotions or behaviors are severely impacting daily life, don’t hesitate to reach out.
  • Changes in Functioning: Noticeable difficulties at school, home, or with friends signal a need for support.
  • Your Parental Instincts: If something just feels “off” with your child, trust your gut and seek professional guidance.

Our experienced psychologists specialize in child and adolescent mental health. We offer comprehensive assessments, individualized therapy, and resources to help your family thrive.

Don’t wait for things to worsen. Early intervention makes a difference! Contact ChildrenPlus Greater Noida today to schedule a consultation. Let’s work together for your child’s well-being.

The checklists below list some warning signs, please note that this is not an exhaustive list and as a parent, it is crucial to trust your instincts.

For children younger than 12 years, mental health warning signs might include:

Symptoms of childhood psychological disorders affecting Child & Adolescent psychological health may include:

For young people 12 years and older, watch out for:

Childhood psychological disorders affect psychological health and development and are unlikely to get better on their own, so you need to get professional help as soon as possible. Poor mental health or unmanaged mental health problems can affect your child’s quality of life, physical health, schoolwork, relationships, and development – social, physical, and educational. If you think your child may need additional support, contact us at childrenplus by phone or email and we can arrange for you and your child to meet with our team of experienced child psychologists in Noida for a confidential discussion.