Dr. Carrie Borchardt sat down with KARE-TV to discuss anxiety and depression in kids and teens.
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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The behavioral health program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is full of experts who diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health issues in children and teens. Our psychologists and psychiatrists are leaders in their fields who are skilled at understanding kids and their problems — and helping parents understand, too.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but mental health, like physical health, is part of our overall well-being.