Our Specialist
  • Dr. Joseph Kwentus, Psychiatrist

  • Dr. Kristen Bevill, Psychiatrist

  • Carri Myers, Psychiatric NP

  • Roderick Green, Psychiatric NP

  • Joyce Vaughn, Psychiatric NP

  • Angela Greene, Psychiatric NP

  • William Johnson, Psychiatric NP

  • Jessica Matthews, Ms, Eds, LPC

  • Ron Mumbower, Ph.D., LMFT

  • Dr. Karen Richardson, Ph.D., LPC 
  • Ebony Thomas, LCSW

Insurances Accepted
Contact Us

Address: 

3531 Lakeland Drive, Brentwood Plaza, Suite 1060, Flowood, MS 39232

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Google+ Icon

©2004- 2020 Precise Clinical Neuroscience Specialists, Inc. All rights reserved

PRECISE

RESOURCES

CHILD & ADOLESCENT MENTAL ILLNESS

What are the warning signs of mental illness in children?

Warning signs that your child might have a mental health condition include:

  • Mood changes. Look for feelings of sadness or withdrawal that last at least two weeks or severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships at home or school.

  • Intense feelings. Be aware of feelings of overwhelming fear for no reason — sometimes with a racing heart or fast breathing — or worries or fears intense enough to interfere with daily activities.

  • Behavior changes. These includes drastic changes in behavior or personality, as well as dangerous or out-of-control behavior. Fighting frequently, using weapons and expressing a desire to badly hurt others also are warning signs.

  • Difficulty concentrating. Look for signs of trouble focusing or sitting still, both of which might lead to poor performance in school.

  • Unexplained weight loss. A sudden loss of appetite, frequent vomiting or use of laxatives might indicate an eating disorder.

  • Physical symptoms. Compared with adults, children with a mental health condition may develop headaches and stomachaches rather than sadness or anxiety.

  • Physical harm. Sometimes a mental health condition leads to self-injury, also called self-harm. This is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. Children with a mental health condition also may develop suicidal thoughts or actually attempt suicide.

  • Substance abuse. Some kids use drugs or alcohol to try to cope with their feelings.

Meet Precise Clinical Neuroscience Specialists Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Team: Robbie Stephens, PMHNP.