Brain disorders and mental health: Common treatments

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Discover the range of treatments and support your child if they face mental health challenges because of a neurological condition.

Key points

  • Parenting support can be provided to individual parents or in groups to help promote your child's development and prevent or handle any emotional and behavioural problems.
  • Psychotherapy can help both the child and the rest of the family cope with the impact of a neurological condition on personal and family life.
  • A child may also benefit from mindfulness, to focus their thoughts, and motivational interviewing, to help them understand their reasons for changing their behaviour.
  • Medications may sometimes be recommended, depending on your child's needs.
Last updated: July 12th 2017