The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with psychiatric conditions and behavioral or emotional difficulties. We provide diagnostic assessment and individual, group and family counseling.
We also provide specialty services for children who have medical illnesses that are complicated by emotional or behavioral disorders. Our consultation-liaison service provides psychiatric, psychological and psychosocial support for our inpatient and outpatient medical services, the Children's Seashore House and the Emergency Department. These services include diagnostic evaluations, consultations on the use of medications and behavioral management of medically ill children.
About the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
The Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic strives to deliver compassionate, evidence-based, developmentally-appropriate evaluation and treatment. Our multidisciplinary staff works closely with patients and families through the following programs:
- General Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic: The General Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders. Most patients are seen through this program upon first referral to the department. Clinicians work with families to provide a comprehensive evaluation and a treatment plan that may include individual and family psychotherapy, medication management, or a combination of both. The Outpatient Clinic does not provide emergency evaluations. Therefore, if your child is in an immediate risk of hurting him/herself or others, please seek care at your nearest crisis center or emergency room or call 911.
- Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program: The Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program evaluates children with depression, bipolar and mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Our nationally recognized experts use the latest research to evaluate and treat children who have not responded to previous treatment.
- Neuropsychiatry: The Neuropsychiatry program specializes in treating Tourette's Disorder, Tic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Psychosis (Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders) and Social Anxiety Disorder. Psychiatrists and psychologists in our Neuropsychiatry program work with complex neurodevelopmental disorders that have behavioral symptoms.