Facts For Families Guide - Search

New Facts for Families

  • Chores and Children - Anxiety in children is expected and normal at specific times in development.
  • What is a Psychiatric Emergency? - Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric illness that causes strange thinking, strange feelings, and unusual behavior.
  • Where To Find Help For Your Child - Parents are often concerned about their child's emotional health or behavior but they don't know where to start to get help.
  • When To Seek Help For Your Child - Parents are usually the first to recognize that their child has a problem with emotions or behavior.
  • Weight Gain from Medication: Prevention and Management - Psychiatric medications can be very helpful, even life-saving, for some children and adolescents.

  • If you find Facts for Families© helpful and would like to make good mental health a reality, consider donating to the Campaign for America’s Kids. Your support will help us continue to produce and distribute Facts for Families, as well as other vital mental health information, free of charge.

    You may also mail in your contribution. Please make checks payable to the AACAP and send to Campaign for America’s Kids, P.O. Box 96106, Washington, DC 20090.

    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) represents over 9,400 child and adolescent psychiatrists who are physicians with at least five years of additional training beyond medical school in general (adult) and child and adolescent psychiatry.

    Facts for Families© information sheets are developed, owned and distributed by AACAP. Hard copies of Facts sheets may be reproduced for personal or educational use without written permission, but cannot be included in material presented for sale or profit. All Facts can be viewed and printed from the AACAP website (www.aacap.org). Facts sheets may not be reproduced, duplicated or posted on any other website without written consent from AACAP. Organizations are permitted to create links to AACAP's website and specific Facts sheets. For all questions please contact the AACAP Communications Manager, ext. 154.

    If you need immediate assistance, please dial 911.

    Copyright © 2018 by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.