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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Child psychiatry doctors?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Child psychiatry doctors?

Child Psychiatry: Doctors specializing with treating children & adolescents had obtained board certification in general psychiatry & did extra training & certification to specialize in working with youngsters. ...Read more

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
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Child Psychiatry (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Find child psychiatry/il?

Find child psychiatry/il?

Child Psych?: I am not sure what you are asking, but if you need to find a child psychiatrist, maybe start with asking your pediatrician or family doc. ...Read more

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We know nothing about child psychiatry wards?

We know nothing about child psychiatry wards?

Visit Programs: If you are in need of psychiatric hospitalization, the fist thing to do is to have a talk with your child´s psychiatrist about different options and where he feels comfortable taking care of your child. You can visit the different hospitals and inquire about their structure and programs as well. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Yes: It is not unusual for a child psychologist, especially one who specializes in educational psychology, to visit a child's classroom to observe the the child, the child's interactions, and the learning environment. The need for a visit is largely dependent upon the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. ...Read more

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Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, social workers--who is cheapest for neuropsych eval?

Neuro psycologist: Neuro psychological evaluation is performed by psychologist who get special training in neuropsychology. It is not cheap as it is time consuming and involves several more tests than regular psycological evaluation. ...Read more

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Who gave permission for psychiatrists to put demented people in psychiatric hospitals?

Who gave permission for psychiatrists to put demented people in psychiatric hospitals?

Hospitalization: Sometimes people with dementia need to be in the hospital -- especially when they have an acute change in their mental status. Many medical conditions need to be ruled out, and treated as needed. Families often bring their elderly family members to er's, asking for help. This may best be provided on medical psychiatric units, where staff is skilled and comfortable working with such people. ...Read more

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Who is the best person to care for my preemie? Resident, fellow, np, neonatologist?

Who is the best person to care for my preemie? Resident, fellow, np, neonatologist?

All: Looks like you are in academic center. In the best case scenario all of the professionals you mentioned work as a team and communicate with each other. Many double check points and an opportunity to get different opinions. The neonatologist is the person with more training and (usually) experience but it is important for you to be comfortable to communicate with one or all of them! ...Read more

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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Dr. Ted Saha Dr. Saha
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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, . ...Read more

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I love special needs kids!...What doctors specialize in autistic & special needs a children?

Child Psychiatrists: The best overall education and training for special needs children is the route offered by the training curricula for child psychiatrists. It takes an interest in biological, psychological and socialogical components to get the wholistic picture of the challenges facing special needs children. Down's syndrome, autism, tbi, as well as the more typical psychiatric disorders have come through my door. ...Read more

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Are there special psychiatrists who specialize in helping abused children?

Are there special psychiatrists who specialize in helping abused children?

Yes: All psychiatrists have some experience with children. However, child & adolescent psychiatrists have additional training specifically and exclusively in treating childhood problems. And, there are programs devoted to childhood trauma at an early age, such as the harris center at lsu. ...Read more

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Learning disabilities diagnostic clinic for preemies. Anyone tried this?

Learning disabilities diagnostic clinic for preemies. Anyone tried this?

Yes: premature infants are at risk for learning disabilities. Many academic programs have follow up programs which include developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and developmental psychologists, who can evaluate and help manage former premies who have learning problems. ...Read more

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Are psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse practitioners the same thing?

Are psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nurse practitioners the same thing?

Profession query: No they are not one and the same - psych np has prescription privileges and can collaborate with a psychiatrist to provide psychopharm services whereas psychiatric nursing deals more with inpatient nursing care. ...Read more

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Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Therapists concerns regarding kids of divorced parents?

Hopeful...: Most can emerge as competent, fairly happy adults if the divorced parents can avoid continued open warfare involving the child. Recommended book: dr phil's "family first: your step-by-step plan for creating a phenomenal family ." if healthy post-divorce parenting is challenging, please get help for the kids! parents should also get help, jointly or separately, to avoid compromising kids wellness. ...Read more

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Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

Should grandparents take over parenting for children whose biological parents cannot care for them? @drpam

It depends: There are so many factors that may affect the decision. It depends on the health of the grandparents. If it happens, looking to get support from others in the family is very important. The age of the children may also be a factor. This is a long-term commitment. Many times the grandparents can be stressed. Making sure there is adequate financial support is also important. ...Read more

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What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

What type of psychologists work in children's mental facilities?

Child psychologists: Children's mental facilities generally employ a variety of practitioners to help patients and their families. There may be child psychiatrists, child psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, teachers, and various assistants working as a team. There would also most likely be pediatricians, primary care physicians, or possibly nurse practitioners to help with basic medical needs. ...Read more

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What does a psychiatric nurse specializing in children and adolescents do?

What does a psychiatric nurse specializing in children and adolescents do?

APN: I think you're talking about an advanced nurse practitioner, rns with extra training, in most states supervised by psychiatrists. Apn's can diagnose and prescribe medications as well as refer to a psychiatrist if it is out of his or her league. I supervise two apns, who do a great job. Ask about who is the supervising doc and be sure they are really supervised. ...Read more

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Overheard resident say "flk" and attending say my child needs to see pediatric geneticist. What was that about?

Medical slang: Flk stands for “funny-looking kid, ” and was a general term for infants affected with various malformation syndromes, particularly those involving multiple facial abnormalities. Considered demeaning and insensitive, it is no longer in use. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Child psychiatry doctors?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Child Psychiatry: Doctors specializing with treating children & adolescents had obtained board certification in general psychiatry & did extra training & certification to specialize in working with youngsters. ...Read more

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Find child psychiatry/il?

Child Psych?: I am not sure what you are asking, but if you need to find a child psychiatrist, maybe start with asking your pediatrician or family doc. ...Read more

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We know nothing about child psychiatry wards?

Visit Programs: If you are in need of psychiatric hospitalization, the fist thing to do is to have a talk with your child´s psychiatrist about different options and where he feels comfortable taking care of your child. You can visit the different hospitals and inquire about their structure and programs as well. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: child psychiatry?

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. ...Read more

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How much trouble should kid be in before we send to child psychiatry?

How much trouble should kid be in before we send to child psychiatry?

Do it soon: When in doubt, get a consultation. You may be reassured, or you may have a chance to intervene early before the child gets into more trouble. ...Read more

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Can a family physician prescribe derpression and psychiatry medicines ?

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Can a family physician prescribe derpression and  psychiatry medicines ?

Saves money but: Call me old fashioned but it does not mean it is such a good idea. More ok for family, general, internist, ob/gyn etc to refill antidepressants once a patient is doing well, as part of general health maintenance. I have seen enough prolonged suffering and missed opportunities to appreciate the down side. Worth it to get started with a good psychiatrist, then transition. ...Read more

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In a psychiatric practice can a PA change/adjust medications wthout the doctors approval?

In a psychiatric practice can a PA change/adjust medications wthout the doctors approval?

It is not: uncommon for a physician's assistant to make adjustments of medications without a specific directive from a physician in a psychiatric practice. ...Read more

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What kinda psychiatric problems happen to doctors?

What kinda psychiatric problems happen to doctors?

All kinds: I have seen doctors with every type of psychiatric problem and have heard of doctors who have schizophrenia. When i was a fellow in child & adolescent psychiatry at johns hopkins hospital, i had a patient who developed schizophrenia while in medical school. Doctors are in no way "immune" from all or any of the conditions which they might treat. ...Read more

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Do doctors ever mistake an endocrinological issue for a psychiatric one?

Do doctors ever mistake an endocrinological issue for a psychiatric one?

Evaluating symptoms: Endocrine conditions can certainly cause psychiatric symptoms. That's why screening tests like thyroid function studies are part of a standard psychiatric evaluation for depression, anxiety, etc. Part of the training to become a psychiatrist involves learning to discern, but mistakes can be made. There are also cases where these conditions coexist, and each needs treatment. ...Read more

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How to know if i need take psychiatric medicines or consult doctors for this type of anger?

How to know if i need take psychiatric medicines or consult doctors for this type of anger?

What type of anger?: I would need more details to answer this. If the anger is causing problems in relationships or work, it would be worth getting a professional consultation. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need take psychiatric medicines or consult doctors for this type of anger?

How do I know if i need take psychiatric medicines or consult doctors for this type of anger?

Anger: Not sure what type of anger presentation you are speaking of. However, given the limited info provided I would recommend an eval by a mental health professional to fully assess and make recommendations ...Read more

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What type of doctor can send you to a psychiatric facility?

What type of doctor can send you to a psychiatric facility?

Any type: It depends on local laws. In many locales, any doctor -- sometimes it takes two -- can arrange for a forced evaluation at an emergency room or a facility. But beyond the evaluation, there are typically safeguards which require additional assessments and decisions that continued hosipitalization is necessary.. Often this requires a psychiatrist specifically, with prompt concurrence in days. ...Read more

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What to do if I have missed 3 doctor appointments at a psychiatric hospital?

What to do if I have missed 3 doctor appointments at a psychiatric hospital?

Missing Appointments: Missing appointments could mean that you are not very interested to maintain treatment, or you want to sabotage your improvement. Discussing that behavior with a therapist will be fruitful in understanding the psychological factors involved in not continuing with a treatment when you need it. If you have other problems (lack of transportation, no copay money) you can explain those to your treater. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychiatry (Definition)

Psychiatry is the field of medicine that deals with the study and ...Read more