DISORDERS

If you have behavioral, emotional or mental concerns about your child or your teenager, Dr. Roberge can help you and your family get a clearer picture. Every day, we’re helping people overcome the effects associated with these conditions:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. It includes symptoms such as poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

There are many different types of anxiety disorders, with different symptoms. Disorders that children can get include Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are often restricted, rigid, and even obsessive in their behaviors, activities, and interests. It is important to note that every child on the autism spectrum has unique abilities, symptoms, and challenges.

It is normal that a child’s behaviour can be disruptive and difficult at times. But, for some children, serious behaviour difficulties become a pattern that can include acting impulsively, reacting with aggression, refusing to follow reasonable directions, and defying adult authority.

Depression is a medical illness which affects the brain which in turn affects the rest of the body. It causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts.

Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math. 

Sometimes a child or teen can get preoccupied with repetitive thoughts, or actions that, to the outsider, seem foolish and illogical. These recurring ideas (obsessions) and repeated actions (com­pulsions) are uncontrollable, and can upset their lives and ultimately disrupt the nor­mal functioning of their families.

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a persistent behavioral pattern of angry or irritable mood; argumentative, defiant behavior towards authority figures; and vindictiveness.

Children can have difficulty attending school due to a variety of factors, ranging from post-holiday blues to test anxiety, as well as peer teasing or conflict, and academic pressures. It becomes a real problem some youth struggle to attend school on a more consistent basis.

Selective Mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as school. These children are able to speak and communicate in settings where they are comfortable, secure, and relaxed.

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics.

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