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What is the definition or description of: child psychiatry?

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Emotion doc for kids: Child and adolescent psychiatrist is a physician who goes through another two year training after getting trained in general psychiatry. They treat children and adolescents with emotional/psychiatric/behavioral and developmental problems such as adhd, depression, anxiety, oppositional and defiance, autism etc. After initial diagnostic evaluation they may provide therapy and or medications.

Answered 4/10/2016

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Child Psychiatry: Branch of psychiatry that specializes in the study, diagnosis, treatment & prevention of psychopathology in children, adolescents & their care-takers. Specializing in this field requires 4 years of medical school, at least 3 years of residency in general psychiatry, then 2 years of training in this particular field.

Answered 5/4/2016

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Dr. Ian Goldberg answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Definition: This is the practice and understanding of children and adolescents through a developmental perspective. Understanding their age-appropriate struggles whether they are causing normative or expected problems or causing stress outside of age-norms determines treatment plans. The assessments and treatment invariably include involvement with caregivers and schools. Specialized training is required.

Answered 10/9/2017

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Dr. Humberto Quintana answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Medical -psych. Trng: The child/adolescent psychiatrist is a M.D. who specializes in the dix. and the trxmt. of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, & their families. A child/adolescent psychiatrist offers families the advantages of a medical education, the medical traditions of professional ethics, & medical responsibility for providing comprehensive evaluation & plan to tThe child and adolescent psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. A child and adolescent psychiatrist offers families the advantages of a medical education, the medical traditions of professional ethics, and medical responsibility for providing comprehensive care. Practice The child and adolescent psychiatrist uses a knowledge of biological, psychological, and social factors in working with patients. Initially, a comprehensive diagnostic examination is performed to evaluate the current problem with attention to its physical, genetic, developmental, emotional, cognitive, educational, family, peer, and social components. The child and adolescent psychiatrist arrives at a diagnosis and diagnostic formulation which are shared with the patient and family. The child and adolescent psychiatrist then designs a treatment plan which considers all the components and discusses these recommendations with the child or adolescent and family.

Answered 12/11/2016

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