Related Conditions and Concerns with Children’s Mental Health

Children with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders can have other health or developmental conditions at the same time. Sometimes the difficulties from having a chronic health condition—those that go on for a long time and often don’t go away completely—or disability increase the risk for developing mental health problems. Sometimes having more than one condition can make mental health symptoms worse. Careful diagnosis to guide treatment is important.

Other selected childhood disorders and concerns that can occur along with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders: