These are some common psychological difficulties that many individuals first begin to struggle with in childhood. Many of these persist into adulthood but frequently respond well to psychotherapeutic interventions. They are briefly described here but not meant to be used as a diagnostic tool.
Separation Anxiety Disorder - excessive anxiety concerning separation from home or from those to whom the individual is attached.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity typically causing difficulty in school, home, and other settings.
Autism - varying widely in severity, the symptoms may include difficulty with social interaction, communication; and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - defiant behavior including frequent loss of temper, arguing, defying rules or refusing to comply, becoming easily annoyed by others yet often deliberately annoying others; angry and resentful.