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It may seem that children of today have more mental health and stress related issues than those of the past. It can be because in changing times, more stress is placed upon children to excel in school, become popular, excel in sports or simply be the best. This is not necessarily the fault of any one person; it is simply because as a society grows and changes, people are expected to change as well.
Now there are some children that simply have mental health issues that do not stem from outside sources. However, some children may have anxiety issues, OCD, and other disorders that do stem from their environment along with a combination of their own mental capacity.
The good news is that there is help for these children. With technological advances in pharmaceuticals and therapy, often the child can simply take a medication or express their feelings to someone else in order for them to thrive in the world. While medication isn’t a cure-all for a child and while some may not even consider this kind of help valid, there are alternatives that don’t use medication as a component for mental healthcare. You, as a parent has to decide what is best for your child after consulting with family, your doctor and even your child if you feel that they are old enough to understand. It’s a decision not made lightly but no matter what you decide, know that there is help for your child if they are experiencing any feelings that are not the norm.