Department of Psychiatry

Child & Adolescent

Life with children and teens can be very stressful.  School problems, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities can all interfere with your child’s cognitive and emotional growth.

 

What can we help you with?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD may cause your child to be inattentive, impulsive and perform below his/her intellectual level in school. If untreated ADHD can result in academic failure, disrupt family relationships, and may increase the likelihood of depression and conduct problems.  Psychiatric assessment and treatment are the keys to helping these children and teens become healthy and successful adults. We employ a combination of medication and behavioral interventions and specialize in explaining to you how they affect your child. 

 

Learn more about ADHD here: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml

 

Anxiety/Depression

If your child or teen is sad or irritable much of the time, this could be more than just the normal “blues”. Our clinicians employ a combined treatment package of medication and psychotherapy approaches tailored specifically to assist your child or teen and his/her family with managing emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

 

Watch videos about depression in kids here: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.shtml

 

Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Disorder)

Does your child or teen go into unexplained rages or anger outbursts? Does he/she have excessive energy or use very poor judgment all the time. Does he/she have ADHD that has not responded to the usual medication? He/she might have Bipolar Disorder and our doctors are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating this disorder.

 

Download a free booklet on bipolar in children here: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-in-children-and-teens-a-parents-guide/index.shtml

 

Autism and Asperger ’s Disorder

If your child has been diagnosed with Autism or Asperger’s Disorder, our psychiatrists are specialist in using medication to treat some of the more serious problems that some of children and adolescents with these disorders have, such as severe hyperactivity, self injurious behavior, obsessive behavior or mood swings. 

 

Learn more about Autism and Asperger’s here: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/index.shtml

 

HOW DO I GET HELP?

 

Call our Intake Office at 210-567-5555

We will ask you some brief questions to get an idea of your (or your child’s) problem.  This will help us match your situation with the clinician who can best help you.  Generally, an initial appointment will last 1-2 hours. Your doctor and/or therapist will discuss treatment options with you.

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