Question #8

Children often do not know how to express their feelings. When something is wrong, the child feels confused or frustrated. Since children often have difficulty verbalizing or often are not allowed to express their true feelings, they will often "act-out" their feelings.

Many behaviors are "unconscious ways of expressing that something is not right in the child's life. The child may be repeating something that he has witnessed when an infant or a toddler. A repetitive compulsive may occur. He or she may want to stop the behavior, but is unable the break the pattern.

We will assess to determine if therapy and or medication is needed. We will help you decide whether your child will need to be seen by his or her pediatrician, primary care provider, or whether to refer to a psychiatrist or for an assessment in an outpatient clinic. We will help you locate a psychiatrist if needed.

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