Can You Predict Mental Illness in Childhood?
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.
Rahm, M. (2018, July 20). Can You Predict Mental Illness in Childhood?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 19 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2018/7/can-you-predict-mental-illness-in-childhood