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Inpatient Mental Health Unit

If your child is experiencing a mental health emergency or at imminent risk for harm, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department for a mental health evaluation.

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La historia de la familia Claudio

What is integrated behavioral health and how can it help my child?

At Children’s Minnesota, we integrate behavioral health professionals into our primary care setting so we ensure children get the care they need when they need it most.

Is COVID-19 affecting kids’ mental health? What parents need to know

Dr. Sarah Jerstad shares what parents need to know about keeping their kids' minds and bodies healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What parents need to know about ADHD

Dr. Sarah Jerstad, associate clinical director of psychological services at Children’s, explains what parents need to know about ADHD and how best to support your child with ADHD.

Grand Rounds: Medication management in ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder

August 24, 2017, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Jennifer Swanson, MD, FAAP

What is ADHD?

Most people recall a time when they had difficulty concentrating, focusing or listening. Most of us remember daydreaming in various situations, then “catching ourselves” and reminding ourselves to pay attention. These behaviors are part of normal human experience. However, some children, adolescents and adults struggle with persistent and pervasive attention problems. Over the years this difficulty has had a variety of different names and descriptions. Today it is called Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Chronic illness and teenagers

For teens with a chronic illness or disability, adolescence is a combination of a special developmental period and a difficult set of challenges. Adolescence is a unique developmental time characterized by emerging independence, rapid cognitive and physical growth, and the development of an identity. Peer relationships develop a special significance during adolescence. Chronic illness and disability impose physical limitations, often require repeat medical visits, and can involve complex medical treatments.

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