In most cases, the signs of mental illness in a child are the same as they are in an adult. These include intense anxiety, hyperactivity, inability to communicate, interference with daily activities, binge eating and frequent mood changes. You should also look for intense feelings of fear that seem to occur or no reason. This can be a sign of an anxiety or panic disorder. You should also take note of any sudden behavioral changes.
If you suspect that your child has a mental illness, speak to your pediatrician. A proper diagnosis and treatment are just a doctor’s visit away.
Always check with your doctor regarding health questions and issues.