Child and Adolescent Services

Our multidisciplinary Child and Adolescent Psychiatry service provides clinical assessment and treatment to children and adolescents in the department’s outpatient clinic. The treatment includes psychiatric evaluation, individual therapy (including play therapy), parental counseling, family therapy, group therapy and medication management.

Our child and adolescent psychiatrist provides treatment for children and adolescents on issues such as Bipolar like disorders, ADHD, obesity in children, adolescents and young adults, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, developmental disorders and sleep disorders. Testing and assessment services are provided by a licensed clinical psychologist for issues related to ADHD, learning disabilities and psychiatric disorders.

Common issues addressed:

  • ADHD
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Sleep disorders
  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Parent-child conflict
  • School issues
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Foster children and families
  • Pre- and post-adoptive families
  • Behavioral difficulties at home and/or at school (in collaboration with parents, families and school personnel)

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