Health Topics: Mental Health
Children's National Health System's Adelaide Robb, MD, talks to parents about the signs and symptoms of childhood depression and anxiety.
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Treating childhood psychological conditions requires a higher level of understanding and insight into the particular needs of young patients. Our child psychologists and other mental health professionals work exclusively with children and teens, and emphasize patient and family-focused care.
The Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National offers assessment, diagnosis, and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional, and developmental disorders.
Through research and clinical trials, the Psychiatry team at Children's National learns more about the factors involved in psychological and behavioral disorders, and identifies new treatment options and interventions for patients.
Our specialists perform a comprehensive evaluation during your child’s initial visit to accurately diagnose the condition, including a discussion about your child’s individual symptoms, family history, and related psychological concerns. Follow-up care may involve individual therapy, family therapy, and medication when necessary.