“Not wanting to go to school may sometimes be more than just laziness”

What are emotional and behavioural disorders?

This is a group of conditions that can affect a child’s mood, behaviour, emotions and thoughts. Children with these conditions are often mistaken for being naughty or mischievous. Emotional and behavioural disorders may be due to genetic, temperament and environmental reasons (e.g. school stress, parenting style).

Some common types of emotional and behavioural disorders:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis is usually carried out using a combination of standardised psychological tests, observations of child, obtaining a detailed history of the child and parents and schoolteacher’s feedback. Treatment comprises with a combination of behavioural and cognitive therapies, and/or medication.
With timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment and support for the child, most of the symptoms and distress associated with childhood and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders can be treated.

Make an appointment

If you think your child may be experiencing emotional and behavioural problems, please call 6397 6627  or email us at  info@thomsonpaeds.com or book here for appointment.

To help us make the most of your appointment, parents are invited to fill in the intake form and fax it to 6397 6701 or email to info@thomsonpaeds.com

Download intake form here

The information which you provide will be kept strictly confidential. Your permission will be sought if any disclosure of information is needed.