Developmental aspects of pediatric mental health

Rachel Ballard*, Marisa Perez-Reisler

*Corresponding author for this work

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Mental health disorders emerge in predictable patterns across pediatric development. Understanding these patterns can help clinicians anticipate emerging mental health problems. In this article, we review child development, merging concepts from developmental psychology with motor, language, cognitive, and social development. We point out developmental red flags for mental health disorders in each developmental period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e426-e430
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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