In a brief break from the traditional look into medical myths, this episode of the Merck Manuals Medical Myths podcast will delve into the difficult and sometimes taboo topic of children's mental health. Especially during 2020 and into 2021, children were forced to confront challenges and disruptions that no one could've imagined. And while adults have their own way of dealing with trauma, stress and mental health in general, children can be much different.

To help us unpack some of the challenges children face, we welcome Dr. Josephine Elia, psychiatrist with a specialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Nemours, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware.

This is Part 1 of a two-part series on children's mental health, with Part 1 focusing on identifying some of these issues. Part 2 will delve into how parents and guardians can manage and address some of the mental health difficulties that children face.

Click here to learn more about mental health disorders in children. 

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