Mental Health Programs and Services

At Children’s National Health System we offer a variety of specialized mental health programs, each of which offers age-appropriate, personalized treatments.

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Children’s National Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides evaluation and treatment services for children with atypical or complicated developmental disorders.

Child Development Program

Child Development Program

The Child Development Program at Children's National Health System evaluates more than 1,500 children each year from birth to 4 years of age with developmental concerns.

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HIV Services Mental Health Program

In the Washington, D.C., area the number of children and families living with HIV and AIDS remains high, with case rates for children and adolescents well above the national average. Thousands of these patients receive comprehensive care through related programs and clinics at Children’s National.

Mood Disorders Clinic

Mood Disorders Program

The Mood Disorder Program at Children’s National provides effective, personalized treatment for children and teens with depression and other mood disorders.

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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.

Psychology

Psychology and Behavioral Health

In the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health, our child psychologists and other mental health professionals work exclusively with children and teens, emphasizing patient and family-focused care.