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Childhood Mental Health Problems: Will They Grow Out of Them?

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Childhood-Mental-HealthIt may be no surprise to you that a child with mental illness will have a difficult time transitioning into adulthood. But a recent study is showing that even the mildest of mental health issues in children can cause difficult transitions.

A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that while those diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder as a child or teenager were six times more likely to have legal, social, health, and financial problems as an adult, those with only mild symptoms or undiagnosed problems were still three times more likely to develop the same problems as adults. This study shows that childhood mental issues can have lasting affects as the individual grows and should not be ignored.

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At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at www.fsfinc.org or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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