Can You Predict Mental Illness in Childhood?

July 20, 2018 Megan Rahm

Mental illness in childhood isn't always diagnosed, but I believe you can predict it. Symptoms of mental illness in childhood may be present. See more at HealthyPlace.

Doctors do not diagnose most mental illness in childhood. I wasn't diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder until my early 20s. While the diagnosis made sense to me, it came as a surprise to many of my loved ones. I believe there were signs growing up that could have indicated that I would develop a mental illness, we just didn’t realize it until I was stable and on medication. There were signs of my mental illness in childhood.

Signs that Could Have Predicted My Mental Illness in Childhood

As a child, I struggled with anxiety and mood swings, but that could have been just part of the awkwardness of growing up. But I also experienced hallucinations as a child, which I think, was a huge red flag.

Can you predict a mental illness in childhood? I think it’s possible.

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Rahm, M. (2018, July 20). Can You Predict Mental Illness in Childhood?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

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Vivek Dubey
July, 24 2018 at 1:35 am

Yes sometimes I feel low and I don't know the reason behind this but this information helps me to increase my confidence level. I am thankful for your blog as it provided me the useful piece of knowledge, it is like a step upwards on a ladder.

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