Child Psychiatric Services

Child Psychiatry located in Doylestown and King Of Prussia, PA

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Psychiatry for Children

If your child has been struggling with their mental health, you may have likely considered taking them to see a psychiatrist. While making the decision to seek psychiatric help for your child can be overwhelming and scary, it is important to remember that many families experience success in treating their children's mental health issues. By seeing a certified and experienced child psychiatrist – such as one of ours from P.S. Psychiatry – you will be providing the best possible care for your child by giving them the tools they need to live a healthy, happy life. By connecting your child to the right type of care for their needs, you can provide them with hope and support during this challenging growth period in life.

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Child psychiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health, behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders in children. They are specifically trained to evaluate and treat emotional disturbances or disturbances in behavior or thinking, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. Our psychiatric services designed for children are adept at creating treatment plans that involve a combination of medications, psychotherapy and other therapies such as family therapy and counseling. Depending on the diagnosis made by the psychiatrist, additional resources may be utilized to ensure the best possible care for young patients. Child psychiatrists also utilize evidence-based treatments that are tailored to fit the individual needs of each child' situation. With the help of P.S. Psychiatry child psychiatrists, parents can get the support they need to best care for their child' mental health.

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P.S. Psychiatry offers both online (telehealth) psychiatry and in-person psychiatry in Doylestown, PA. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Child Psychiatric Services
How do you know if your child needs psychiatry?
There are many signs to look for when determining if your child may need psychiatric care. These can include sudden changes in behavior, outbursts or prolonged episodes of sadness, increased difficulty sleeping, poor concentration skills and poor performance in school. It's important to observe the child's overall wellbeing without over-exaggerating any problems as this can be a slippery slope which may lead to unnecessary treatment.
What are the most common diagnoses for children in psychiatry?
Common diagnoses for pediatric psychiatric patients include anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavior problems, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
How do psychiatrists determine which medication to prescribe for a child?
Pediatric psychiatry is a delicate subject and it is important that the right medication is prescribed for a child. When considering which medication to prescribe, psychiatrists take into account many factors such as the child's medical history, family history, and current symptoms. Furthermore, pediatric psychiatrists also consider the age of the child in order to decide whether certain types of medications are appropriate or not.
Are there any long-term effects of taking psychiatric medication for a child?
Research indicates that taking medications correctly over the long term can have a positive effect on common childhood mental health conditions and has been shown to reduce symptoms, improve functioning, and provide increased psychological stability. These positive effects are often seen more significantly when longer term strategies – including regular counseling, therapy, lifestyle changes, and medication – have been utilized in combination with one another.
What is the difference between a child psychologist and child psychiatrist?
Pediatric psychiatrists understand the unique developmental needs of children and adolescents and are in the best position to make decisions about the kinds of treatment required for each patient. While a child psychologist may provide psychological assessments and counseling services to help patients, pediatric psychiatrists can also provide medication management for mental health conditions.
How effective are child psychiatry treatments?

Child psychiatry treatments can be very effective in helping children with mental health issues. The specific treatments used vary from child to child depending on their individual needs, and they take time and effort in order for them to be successful. However, many children have seen great improvements in their mental health through the use of pediatric psychiatry treatments.

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