What patients and families need to know
Mental Health Programs and Services
At Children’s National Hospital we offer a variety of specialized mental health programs, each of which offers age-appropriate, personalized treatments.
The Children’s National Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides evaluation and treatment services for children with atypical or complicated developmental disorders.
The Child Development Program at Children's National Hospital evaluates more than 1,500 children each year from birth to 4 years of age with developmental concerns.
We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning for infants, children and adolescents with eating disorders.
The Gender Development Program at Children’s National helps young people who feel, sense or know they are a different gender than the one they were assumed at birth.
The Program for Health Problems Related to Bullying treats children and teens who are bullied, as well as those who bully others.
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.
Our Infant and Toddler Mental Health Program provides internationally recognized care for young children with personality, mood and feeding difficulties.
The Mood Disorder Program at Children’s National provides effective, personalized treatment for children and teens with depression and other mood disorders.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National offers assessment, diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.
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.