Time Magazine ran a health checkup on kids and mental health recently, taking an in-depth look at the latest science, summarizing five of the most troubling disorders, and linking to field guides for parents written by leading experts.
Rogers Memorial Hospital is one of the nation's most experienced institutions when it comes to helping families understand these disorders.
Peter Lake, MD, medical director for Child and Adolescent Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital – Oconomowoc said the breadth of the Time Magazine article speaks the complexity of treating child and adolescent mental health. "Symptom overlap between many disorders can make it difficult to tease out what’s really going on for many children and adolescents." According to Dr. Lake, between 40-90% of depressed youth have other diagnoses, with 20-50% have two or more diagnoses.
The Child & Adolescent Center offers the ideal environment for sorting all this out.
The center’s flexible length of stay and the personal involvement of Rogers’ full-time, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists means that Rogers is one of the nation's best resources for helping children with mental health struggles get their lives back.