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Autism spectrum disorders affect as many as 1 in 150 American children. Types of autism include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, & Asperger's syndrome... Learn More »

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

It's not unusual for children, especially those in their "terrible twos" and early teens, to defy authority every now and then. When this behavior lasts longer than six months and is excessive compared to what is usual for the child's age... Learn More »

Anxiety Disorders

All children experience anxiety. Anxiety in children is expected and normal at specific times in development.. Learn More »

Schools significantly impact the lives of children. These are the most critical years for social, physical and intellectual development.... Learn More »

AACAP Latest News
Washington DC, March 18, 2022 – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is alarmed at the “Parental Rights in Education” act, also known as “Don’t Say Gay or Trans” bill recently passed in Florida. This new law blocks teachers
Once again, parents and teachers are faced with the challenge of explaining war to their children. Although these are understandably difficult conversations, they are also extremely important.!/quality/90/?
Washington, DC, March 1, 2022 – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) applauds President Biden’s commitment to children’s mental health and strongly supports the priorities outlined by the president in his 2022 State of the

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