Publications about Children and Adolescents
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics
This brochure focuses on basic information about ADHD in both children and adults including what it is, signs and symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to find help.
- 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.
- Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens
This brochure provides information for parents about bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness) in children and teenagers. It addresses signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how parents can help their child with this disorder.
- Children and Mental Health
It can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern. Learn about symptoms, treatment options, and resources to help your child.
- 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.
- Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders
This infographic presents facts that can help shape conversations around eating disorders.
- NIMH Answers Questions About Suicide
Brochure focuses on suicide and suicidal thoughts/behaviors in young people including risk factors, warning signs, resources, social media, reporting on suicide, and prevention.
- 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).
- Teen Depression
This brochure helps teens understand depression and how it differs from regular sadness. It describes symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to get help.
- The Teen Brain: 6 Things to Know
A fact sheet outlining how a teenager’s brain grows, matures, and adapts to the world. This fact sheet also briefly covers the teen brain’s resiliency, onset of some mental illnesses, and sleep patterns in teens.