Refusal to go to school is a mental illness: AACAP

Refusal to go to school is a mental illness: AACAP

Did we learn nothing from the era of hospitalizing people who disagree? The following are direct quotes from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

When fears persist the parents and child should consult with a qualified mental health professional, who will work with them to develop a plan to immediately return the child to school and other activities.

Refusal to go to school in the older child or adolescent is generally a more serious illness, and often requires more intensive treatment.

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