Scientific Sessions

Mental health in children and adolescents

Mental health in children and adolescents is a crucial and evolving topic that has gained significant recognition in recent years. It refers to the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of young individuals and plays a fundamental role in their overall development and quality of life. Mental health issues can impact children and adolescents of all backgrounds and can have a lasting impact if left untreated.

Promoting positive mental health in children and adolescents involves understanding and addressing a wide range of factors. This includes emotional resilience, social skills, self-esteem, coping mechanisms, and the ability to navigate challenges and stressors. It also involves recognizing and addressing mental health disorders that can affect young individuals, such as anxiety disorders, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eating disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.