DECADES LATER, MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS STILL SEE THE EFFECTS, IN THEIR CLIENTS, FOR THESE MISSED, UNDER-RECOGNIZED OR UNDERTREATED CHILDHOOD DIAGNOSES AND LIFE SITUATIONS: DEPRESSION, GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER, PANIC DISORDER, SOCIAL ANXIETY, PTSD, OCD, EATING DISORDERS, ISSUES REGARDING SEX AND SEXUALITY, LOSS AND GRIEF, ADHD (inattentive or hyperactive types), ADDICTIONS (including to electronic media), SLEEP DISORDERS, BULLYING, SHAME, ABUSE (sexual, physical, emotional), VIOLENCE (given, received, and witnessed), PHYSICAL INSECURITIES (safety, food, shelter), LEARNING DISABILITIES, PARENTAL or SIBLING MENTAL ILLNESS, PARENTAL or SIBLING SIGNIFICANT PHYSICAL ILLNESS, PARENTAL DIVORCE, AND MOVING HOUSEHOLDS or SCHOOLS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT A PERSON’S PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS DO NO HAVE TO MEET THE FORMAL DSM-V REVISED CRITERIA FOR A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS IN ORDER TO DEVELOP LONG-LASTING PSYCHOLOGICAL PAIN, SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES, RELATIONSHIP ISSUES AND OTHER DYSFUNCTIONS IN ADULTHOOD.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

June 4, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

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