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Adjustment Difficulties describe the emotional and behavioural changes that some young people show after they have been through a significant life experience (e.g., parental separation/divorce; moving to a new house or school; birth of a sibling; a family member’s illness). If children are experiencing emotional or behavioural changes that do not appear to be lessening with time, and these are impacting on daily life in one or more areas (e.g., schoolwork, friendships, family life), then it may be helpful for parents to seek professional assistance with supporting their child’s coping/adjustment.

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The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in evaluating and managing adjustment difficulties in children and adolescents:

Daryl is a paediatrician who has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for 30 years and currently holds appointments as a general paediatrician in the department of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, associate professor in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, and senior research fellow in the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Daryl is active in research into better ways to treat children with developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD and Tourette syndrome.

Alice is a general paediatrician who cares for children with a wide range of medical, behavioral and developmental problems, from birth to adolescence. She enjoys helping children and their families to reach their full potential, and takes a patient-centered, compassionate approach to care.

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