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Child psychiatry

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A child psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders in children and adolescents. They may also provide consultation to parents and educators.


Some of the most common http://www.ceskaskola.cz/2018/08/psychiatr-michal-goetz-zhruba-13.html disorders treated by child psychiatrists include:

  • ADHD
  • anxiety
  • depressio
  • bipolar disorder
  • autism spectrum disorder

Treatment options may vary depending on the condition, but may include medication, therapy, or a combination of both.

If you are concerned about your child's mental health, it is important to seek help from a qualified professional. A child psychiatrist can provide an accurate diagnosis andrecommend appropriate treatment. Don't hesitate to reach out for help if you think your child needs it.Source: child and youth mental health - Canadian Mental Health Association

For more information visit the child and youth mental health webpage.

Article written by child with autism, Josey Centofanti. Article reviewed by child psychiatrist, Dr. Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow, who specializes in child psychiatry at BC Children's Hospital