Children’s Behavioral Health Specialist in Rochester, NY

It can be difficult to measure your child’s behavioral health because children can act out in many ways that may concern their parents.

As children develop, they are constantly learning how to interact with the world around them, and how to respond to these interactions. If your child experiences distress or consistent problems throughout their everyday life, they may have a behavioral disorder.

At Lewis Pediatrics, we are committed to proving comprehensive and compassionate diagnosis to children with behavioral disorders in Rochester, NY. With our office conveniently located in the Brighton area, Lewis Pediatrics offers patient centered care in a small office setting to children in Rochester and surrounding areas. Our goal is to help your child manage their symptoms so that they can live a healthy and productive life! If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for established patients, call us today at (585) 442-1421.

Anxiety

If your child is so fearful or worried that they are unable to perform daily functions at school or home then they may have an anxiety disorder.

Depression

All kids experience sadness. However, if this sadness progresses into feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, it may be a sign of a more concerning condition such as depression.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental condition that can affect children in a variety of ways. Generally, kids with ADHD experience trouble when trying to focus on a task.

Anxiety

If your child is so fearful or worried that they are unable to perform daily functions at school or home then they may have an anxiety disorder.

Conduct Disorder (CD)

If children are consistently breaking rules set forth by their parents or teachers, and are aggressive toward others, they may be diagnosed with conduct disorder.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

This disorder typically presents itself in children ages 8-12 and is characterized by a short temper, refusal to follow the direction of others, and arguing with people disrespectfully.

Anxiety

If your child is so fearful or worried that they are unable to perform daily functions at school or home then they may have an anxiety disorder.

Conduct Disorder (CD)

If children are consistently breaking rules set forth by their parents or teachers, and are aggressive toward others, they may be diagnosed with conduct disorder.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Kids with OCD may have obsessions, compulsions, or both. These cause the child to have an urge that may not be particularly rational but makes them feel as though they must act on it anyway.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Generally, children are incredibly resilient, which allows them to recover quickly from a stressful event. Cases where such stressful events leave a lasting, negative impression on their child and their life are known as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tourette’s Syndrome

Both children and adults with Tourette’s will make involuntary verbal or physical outbursts that are referred to as “tics”.

Common Mental and Behavioral Disorders

A mental or behavioral issue can present itself in many forms. A few of the most frequent disorders that appear in children are:

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When to See a Professional at Lewis Pediatrics

Some behavioral disorders are easier to manage than others, but each one can warrant the advice and care of a professional if it is affecting the child’s daily functions. A specialist will make sure to provide the child with extra support to help them manage and control their disorder.

Meeting with a behavioral health specialist never means that your kid is crazy, it simply means that you are willing to seek assistance in providing your son or daughter with the tools they need to enjoy their life to the fullest.

Learn More About Pediatric Behavioral Health

If your child has been exhibiting behavioral issues, please contact our office and schedule an appointment today! For established patients, call our office today at (585) 442-1421 to schedule an appointment.