Get answers to your child's growth, nutrition, and feeding behavior questions.
The best treatment for the child is to talk with a mental health professional in individual and possibly family therapy. The parents should also learn how to manage the child's behavior.
Medications may also be helpful, especially if the behaviors occur as part of another condition (such as depression, childhood psychosis, or ADHD).
Some children respond well to treatment, while others do not.
Call your health care provider if you have concerns about your child's development or behavior.
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