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Mental and Behavioral Health

Mental and Behavioral Health

Mental and Behavioral Health services offered in Beverly Hills, CA

Mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), are common among children and teenagers and can decrease their quality of life when left undiagnosed and untreated. At Robertson Pediatrics in Beverly Hills, California, skilled physician Dr. Sammy works closely with his Child Psychologist and Behavioral Therapist to properly diagnose and support your child so that they may thrive. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking tool today.

What is mental or behavioral health?

Mental health and behavioral health encompass your child’s thoughts, behavior patterns, and mood. Maintaining optimal mental or behavioral health is the key to living a happy, healthy, fulfilling life for kids of all ages. 

Robertson Pediatrics works with an on-site Child Psychologist who is avilable by appointment to provide your child with the mental and emotional support that they may need.

What are common mental health or behavioral conditions?

Common mental or behavioral health challenges your child may face at some point include:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance abuse disorder (SUD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Learning and sensory processing disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Your child might have more than one type of mental or behavioral health challenge, such as anxiety plus depression or ADHD. Dr. Sammy will guide you and help create the right plan of care to help your child thrive at school, home, and in relationships.

What are the symptoms of mental health or behavioral concerns?

Common symptoms of mental or behavioral health conditions include:

  • Ongoing fear or worry
  • Constant or severe sadness
  • Problems focusing or concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Trouble sitting still
  • Using tobacco, alcohol, or drugs
  • Feeling worthless
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Social isolation from family and friends
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Appetite changes
  • Mood swings 
  • Problems at school
  • Issues with interpersonal relationships

Mental health or behavioral disorders can be multifactorial and can be affected by genetics and environment. They may develop following stressful life events, such as losing a loved one or bullying at school.

At the first sign of a problem, schedule an appointment for your child at Robertson Pediatrics to start their journey of self-discovery and help them live their best lives.

How does my child’s provider diagnose their condition?

To determine if your child has a mental health or behavioral struggle, Dr. Sammy will work with his team to review their symptoms, medical history, lifestyle habits, and medication regimen. He also completes a physical exam and a psychiatric assessment by asking your child a series of questions about their thoughts, mood, and behaviors. He might also order diagnostic testing and refer to specialists when appropriate.

How are mental health or behavioral disorders treated?

Common treatments for mental health and behavioral disorders in kids include making lifestyle changes, taking medications, and receiving behavioral health counseling. Encourage your child to eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and practice stress-reduction techniques. Dr. Sammy and his team personalizes each mental and behavioral health treatment to maximize your child’s results and improve their mood.

To schedule a mental or behavioral health evaluation at Robertson Pediatrics, call the office or use the online booking tool today.