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Child and Teen Mental Health and Wellness Glossary

Mental Health DSM-5 Diagnoses

Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Communication Disorders

Depression and Depressive Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Conduct Disorder

Anti-Social Personality Disorder



Elimination Disorders



Feeding and Eating Disorders


Rumination Disorder

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Anorexia Nervosa

Restricting Type

Binge-Eating/Purging Type

Bulimia Nervosa

Binge-Eating Disorder

Gender Dysphoria in Children & Teens

Intellectual Disability

Learning Disorders

Motor Disorders

Developmental Coordination Disorder

Stereotypic Movement Disorder

Tourette's Disorder

Persistent (Chronic) Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder

Provisional Tic Disorder

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Related Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Hoarding Disorder

Trichotillomania   (Hair Pulling Disorder)

Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder

Paraphilic  Disorders

Personality Disorders

Paranoid Personality Disorder
Schizoid Personality Disorder
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Anti-social Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Dependent Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Physical Disability

Pregnancy and Postpartum

Sleep-Wake Disorders

Insomnia Disorder

Hypersomnolence Disorder


Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders


Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders

Somatic Symptom Disorder

Illness Anxiety Disorder

Conversion Disorder

Factitious Disorder

Sexual Addiction

Specific Learning Disorder

Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Alcohol-Related Disorders

Cannabas-Related Disorders

Hallucinogen-Related Disorders

Inhalent-Related Disorders

Opiod-Related Disorders

Sedative, Hypnotic-, or Anxiolytic-Related Disorders

Stimulant-Related Disorders

Tobacco-Related Disorders

Non-Substance-Related Disorders  (Gambling)

Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Acute Stress Disorder

Adjustment Disorders


Child Counseling

Play Therapy

Art Therapy

Music Therapy

Family Therapy

Talk Therapy

Dance/Movement Therapy

Drama Therapy

Psychological and Educational Testing 

Psychological Evaluation

Neuropsychological Evaluation

School Admissions Testing

Gifted and Talented Testing

Intellectual Cognitive Testing (IQ)

ASD Evaluations

Oral Language Evaluations

Adaptive Behavior Evaluations

Dyslexia Evaluations

Psychoeducational Evaluations

ADHD Screening

Student Readiness

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

Psychiatric Hospitals for Children and Adolescents

Inpatient Treatment (IP)

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

Psychiatric Urgent Care Clinics

Therapeutic Schools and Academic Programs  

Single Gender Schools

Co-Ed  Schools

Day Schools

Boarding Schools

Year Round Schools

Online Learning Programs

Learning Difference Schools

Autism Spectrum Disorder Learning Environments

Child Occupational Therapists

Child Physical Therapists

Child ABA Therapists

Residential Treatment Programs 

Residential Treatment Centers (RTC)

Alternative Therapeutic Care Programs

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Wilderness Programs

All Boys Residential Treatment Programs

All Girls Residential Treatment Programs

Co-Ed Residential Treatment Programs

Christian Residential Treatment Programs

Intensive In-Home Treatment

Child Speech and Language Therapists

Post-Adoption Services

Parent Consulting & Advocacy Services 

Therapeutic Placement Consultants

Educational Consultants and Advocates

Child Life Specialists

Interventions  (glossary content coming soon)!

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Addiction Counseling

Anger Management Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)

Art Therapy



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dance / Movement Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Drama Therapy

Eclectic Therapy



Emotionally Focused Therapy

Energy Psychology

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)

Experiential Therapy

Exposure Therapy

Expressive Art Therapy

Family Therapy

Gottman Method

Harm Reduction Therapy

Holistic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy


Integral Therapy

Integrative Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)

Mindfulness-based Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Music Therapy

Narrative Therapy

NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)




Psychodynamic Therapy

Play Therapy

Relational Therapy

Reunification Therapy

Sand Tray Therapy

Sandplay Therapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Somatic Therapy (Body Centered)

Trauma Therapy

Wilderness Therapy

For more information on the related topics and issues below, check out our Articles and "Ask-Our-Child-Experts" and use the sidebar search.

Academic Underachievement

Adolescent Issues

Adoption Issues

Anger Issues

Anger Management


Attachment Theory

Body Image Issues

Childhood Abuse

Child Issues

Chronic Pain or Illness


Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence

DSM-V (5)

Gambling Addiction

Gender Identity

Grief or Loss

Highly Sensitive Person

Historical/ Intergenerational Trauma

Internal Family Systems

Internet Addiction

Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)

Level of Care

LGBTQ Issues

Medication Management

Mental Illness

Mental Wellness


Psychotropic Medications

Racial Identity



Sexual Abuse or Assault

Sexual Identity


Suicide Prevention

Suicidal Thoughts


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