In the latest Keeping Kids Healthy column by UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly: Hissy fits. Temper tantrums. The blues. Like adults, children also suffer from these conditions from time to time. But what if it has become an insurmountable problem for your child? When should you seek help for your child? A frank discussion with your pediatrician is a good place to begin understanding the seriousness of your child’s problem. … It is important to remember that even though mental problems can be painful and severe, help is available. The first step to treatment is to recognize and to accept that there may be a problem. The second is to understand that treatment is available and can help.