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Publications about Children and Adolescents

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Teens: What You Need to Know
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Teens: What You Need to Know

This brochure provides information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens including symptoms, how it is diagnosed, causes, treatment options, and helpful resources.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

This brochure informs parents and adults on the range of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including social impairment, communications issues, and repetitive behaviors. It also discusses diagnosis and treatment of ASD.

En español

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

This brochure provides information about bipolar disorder in children and teens including its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and how to help and support a child or teen who has bipolar disorder.

En español

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Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs

This infographic presents common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.

En español

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Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?

This fact sheet presents information on children’s mental health including assessing your child’s behavior, when to seek help, first steps for parents, treatment options, and factors to consider when choosing a mental health professional. It also provides guidance on how to work with your child’s school, a list of resources, and information about clinical trials.

En español

cover image of NIMH publication Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Basics
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Basics

This fact sheet provides information about disruptive mood dysregulation disorder including a description of the condition, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and tips for parents and caregivers.

En español

Get Excited About The Brain! A Coloring and Activity Book for Kids Ages 8-12
Get Excited about the Brain!

This science education activity book intended for children ages 8-12 years old helps kids learn facts about the brain through games and puzzles about brain science and research. This activity book can be downloaded and printed.

En español

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can Do

This brochure describes common reactions to trauma and what parents, rescue workers, and the community can do to help children and adolescents cope with disasters and other traumatic events.

En español

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I’m So Stressed Out! Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about stress, anxiety, and ways to cope when feeling overwhelmed.

En español

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I’m So Stressed Out! Infographic

This infographic briefly presents information about stress, anxiety, and ways to cope when feeling overwhelmed. It was developed for use on social media to highlight the “I’m So Stressed Out” fact sheet.

En español

cover from NIMH publication Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders
Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

This infographic presents facts that can help shape conversations around eating disorders.

En español

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PANDAS—Questions and Answers

This fact sheet describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS).

En español

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Stand Up to Stress!

This free, printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 teaches kids about stress and anxiety and offers tips for coping in a healthy way.

En español

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Stress Catcher

The Stress Catcher is a printable, “fortune teller” craft for children that offers coping strategies to help manage stress and other difficult emotions. Instructions on how to create and use the Stress Catcher are provided.

En español

Teen Depression
Teen Depression: More Than Just Moodiness

This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about how to recognize the symptoms of depression and how to get help.

En español

The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know
The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know

This fact sheet outlines how a teenager’s brain grows, matures, and adapts to the world. It also presents information on the teen brain’s resiliency, vulnerability to stress and mental health problems, and sleep patterns in teens.

En español

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Understanding Psychosis

This fact sheet covers the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for psychosis.

En español