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Mental Health

Board Certified Pediatricians located in Henderson, NV

Mental Health.

Mental health affects developmental and emotional growth in children and adolescents. Board-certified pediatricians Dr. Charles Hutchings (Dr. Chuck), Dr. Cynthia Chase, and PA Allie MacAdams and the compassionate team at Inspirada Pediatrics in Las Vegas, Nevada, understand the importance of mental health for growth and development. They talk to parents about their child’s mental well-being, providing assessments and treatment recommendations. Call Inspirada Pediatrics, or schedule a consultation online today.

Mental Health Q & A

What is important to know about mental health?

Mental health is important for your overall well-being. Your mental health is how you think, feel, and interact with others. It influences your decision-making and how you handle stress.

During childhood and adolescence, good mental health helps your child meet their developmental and emotional milestones, learn how to socialize with peers and create coping skills that help them manage problems.

When children or teens struggle with mental health issues, it affects their learning, socializing, and behavior, causing distress at school and home. 

Dr. Chuck and the team at Inspirada Pediatrics understand the struggles children and teens face and how some life experiences can have long-lasting effects on mental and emotional well-being. 

What conditions affect mental health?

Several mental health conditions affect children and adolescents, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders

Neurodevelopmental conditions also affect mental wellness, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. These conditions result from changes in brain development that affect brain function at an early age. 

Dr. Chuck has personal experience with ADHD and autism. He was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and understands that ADHD is not a disorder but a different way the brain works, making it hard to succeed with most school curriculums. 

With his personal and professional experience, Dr. Chuck sees firsthand the difference awareness, accommodations, and medications have on well-being and success on day-to-day tasks. 

The board-certified pediatrician at Inspirada Pediatrics is comfortable discussing, assessing, and recommending therapy and medications for mental health conditions.

When should I schedule a mental health consultation for my child?

You should schedule a mental health consultation at Inspirada Pediatrics if your child or teen exhibits signs of emotional, mental, or social distress. Common symptoms that may indicate mental health struggles include:

  • Notable change in sleep or eating habits
  • Disinterest in hobbies or activities they usually enjoy
  • Canceling plans with friends without an explanation
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Struggling in school
  • Tearful
  • Angry or irritable

If you have concerns about your child’s mental well-being, the team at Inspirada Pediatrics can address your concerns and develop strategies that work for you, your child, and your family. 

Call Inspirada Pediatrics or schedule an appointment online today.