What if my child is dealing with mental health issues?
KixCare provides patients with on-demand access to pediatricians and specialists, who are ready with solutions for all your child's medical needs.
Mental health issues come in all shapes and sizes, but all can have an impact how children think, feel and behave. Childhood mental health issues may seem more difficult to understand because normal development involves consistent changes in the way children think, act and feel. This is true for both toddlers and teenagers. The majority of people will deal with mental health issues. These can become serious when the symptoms accompanying them persist and interfere in daily life.
Parents should look out for these signs of childhood mental health issues:
Disengagement with or avoidance of social interactions
Dramatic changes in personality
Significant weight loss/strange eating habits
Indifferent to activities/low energy levels
If you notice any early signs of mental health issues in your child, see your pediatrician for medical advice. Your child's pediatrician will be able to carry out examinations to assess your child's mental health. They can provide suggestions for treatment/medication to help with your child's mental condition. Along with the initial consultation, your pediatrician will be able to schedule follow-up appointments for further evaluation and care. If necessary, your pediatrician may refer your child to a mental health practitioner. Psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and social workers can all provide a diagnosis and treatment to address your child's issues. They can also set up regular follow-up appointments to support your child and monitor changes in their mental state/behavior.
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KixCare offers on-demand, same day appointments with a Pediatrician in as little as half an hour, and for free with a valid health card. You can also schedule future appointments for when you need them and get reminders so that you never miss one again!
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Free with a valid Ontario health card (more provinces coming soon!)
Starting from $90 per session. Reimbursable under most private insurance plans (insurance receipts provided).
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