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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between children and adult mental health?

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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Too vague: The question is far too vague to answer meaningfully, except in the most general terms. A mentally healthy adult can function effectively at work and in interpersonal relationships, and can enjoy leisure activities. A healthy child can function effectively in school, in relationships with adults and other children, and can enjoy play.

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