What is the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service?

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a specialized branch of psychiatry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have completed additional training in understanding the unique developmental, emotional, and behavioral needs of young individuals.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry encompasses a wide range of mental health conditions that can affect children and adolescents, including but not limited to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, autism spectrum disorders, eating disorders, and substance abuse. These conditions can have a significant impact on a child’s emotional well-being, social relationships, academic performance, and overall quality of life.