A child and adolescent psychiatrist specializes in diagnosing and treating developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental health disorders in teens and young children. A child and adolescent, or pediatric psychiatrist focuses on the biological, psychological and social components of these disorders. They help children and their families find ways to cope with psychological problems, relationship problems, stress and crises.
A child and adolescent psychiatrist typically:
Evaluates your child’s mental, emotional, behavioral and developmental health
Performs psychiatric examinations and psychotherapy
Orders and interprets laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging exams
A child and adolescent psychiatrist may also be known as a child psychiatrist or a teen psychiatrist.
There are 509 specialists practicing Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in Massachusetts with an overall average rating of 3.7 stars. There are 38 hospitals in Massachusetts with affiliated Child & Adolescent Psychiatry specialists, including Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Baystate Medical Center.