Mental disorders in children and adolescents may manifest as serious alterations in the way they learn, behave or handle their emotions. These disorders can be treated and managed using various evidence-based treatment modalities. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a huge difference in the lives of children and adolescents with mental health disorders.
The child and adolescent psychiatrist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various mental disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families, utilizing a biopsychosocial approach. This includes depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, obsessive compulsive and related disorders, PTSD and other stress related disorders, sleep-wake disorders, disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders and neurocognitive disorders.
Prime Psychiatry provides initial evaluation and medication management follow ups for children and adolescents. In as much as we believe in the efficacy of medications in children, we are strong proponents of judicious use of medications in this population and consider this route only when absolutely necessary to prescribe medications. Our psychiatrist is board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.