Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Near Me:
Child and adolescent psychiatrists are medical doctors who have undergone additional training to understand and treat the mental and emotional issues specific to this age group. Their goal is to assess, diagnose, and provide treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions that can affect children and adolescents.
Some of the common issues that child and adolescent psychiatrists address include:
Behavioral Disorders: These can involve problems with impulsivity, attention, or defiance. Conditions like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder fall into this category.
Mood Disorders: Conditions like depression and bipolar disorder can manifest differently in young people compared to adults. Child and adolescent psychiatrists help diagnose and treat these conditions.
Anxiety Disorders: Many children and adolescents experience excessive worry, fear, or anxiety, which can impact their daily lives. Conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias are treated within this field.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Child and adolescent psychiatrists work with individuals who are on the autism spectrum, helping them develop essential skills and manage associated challenges.
Eating Disorders: Conditions like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa often begin in adolescence, and early intervention is crucial.
Psychotic Disorders: Although rare in children, conditions like schizophrenia can manifest during adolescence, and child and adolescent psychiatrists play a key role in diagnosis and treatment.
Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders: Child and adolescent psychiatrists help children and teenagers cope with traumatic experiences, including physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, as well as other forms of trauma.
Developmental Disorders: These can include conditions like intellectual disabilities and developmental delays, which may require specialized support.
At Peace Behavioral Health we use a combination of approaches for assessment and treatment. This can include individual therapy, family therapy, medication management when appropriate, and various behavioral interventions tailored to the individual’s needs. The goal is to help young people develop the skills and coping mechanisms they need to navigate life’s challenges and to lead fulfilling, healthy lives.
If you have any concerns about your child’s mental health or behavior please reach out today. With multiple locations and telehealth options we can provide the necessary guidance and support near you.
Contact us to schedule an appointment
Contact us at Office@peaceBH.com or call us:
Miami, Florida Office: 305-600-3182,
Saco, Maine Office 207-200-4789
We will provide you with a link to your patient portal where you can view your next appointment, view billing, fill out rating scales, as well as complete intake forms. Your patient portal also provides a HIPAA compliant portal to communicate with your doctor(s).