The impact of poor mental health on a child’s, youth’s and adult’s life is heightened when the problems begin in early childhood. In fact, many childhood mental health issues persist into adolescence and adulthood.
The following list of diagnosable clinical disorders that has been compiled using the DC: 0-3R, Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, Revised Edition (2005). It is important to note that some clinicians choose to use the DSM-IV-TR Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health (2009). The DC:0-3R is unique in that it views the child within his or her relationships and caregiving environment.