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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.

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Anxiety Disorders Program

The Anxiety Disorders Program at Children's National Hospital is a specialized treatment clinic devoted to carefully assessing and effectively treating a wide range of anxiety disorders common among children and adolescents.

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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 Hospital evaluates more than 1,500 children each year from birth to 4 years of age with developmental concerns.

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Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program

Our Early Childhood Behavioral Health Program helps families with interventions such as therapy, medication, social work and care coordination, as they care for their child's mental health needs from birth to age 6.

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Gender Development Program

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.

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

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National offers assessment, diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.