It's National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week. Research has shown that most mental disorders follow a developmental course that typically starts early in life. Children and teens can develop the same mental health disorders and conditions as adults, but their symptoms may be different or hard to identify. Learn more about child and adolescent mental health by visiting our new web portal! http://bit.ly/d2cYDJ
Don't forget to join us tomorrow, Thursday, May 5 from 12 to 1 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat on disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) and severe irritability. NIMH expert Dr. Ellen Leibenluft will be answering your related questions. Please use the hashtag #NIMHchats to follow the chat and ask questions!