Patient Comments: Mental Illness in Children - Signs and Symptoms


Please describe the signs and symptoms of your child's mental illness. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: AntonioC, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 07

My daughter's half-brother is only 4 and he is disturbed. He threw a brick at his own sister and broke her foot several months ago. Recently on a visit out of state, I witnessed him with some disturbing behavior. He would spit on his sister's face, push her off tall objects while playing. He says he wants to burn houses down, likes lighters, and is harmful to animals.

Comment from: Mental heath, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 17

My child is 3 years old. He is seen not to show attention to our instructions. He sleeps for one hour in the afternoons between 2 to 4 PM. He eats well, and is admitted in play school. I am worried if his mental health is ok.


Panic attacks are repeated attacks of fear that can last for several minutes. See Answer