Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry

Psychiatrists are medical doctors with special training and skills in diagnosing and treating mental illness and emotional troubles. A child and adolescent psychiatrist is a psychiatrist who obtained their subspeciality in this field in addition to their general psychiatry training. They specialise in assessing and treating mental health problems in children and young people. They have undertaken a minimum of five years of specialty training by the RANZCP in addition to their general medical training.

Psychiatrists have extensive training in the assessment of a range of different mental illnesses, emotional troubles, behavioural issues and neurodevelopmental disorders. They specialise in the management and treatment of these presentations. While they can utilise medications as a part of treatment, it is not their primary treatment method as they have training in various psychotherapy modalities, including individual and family therapy and interventions.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists have considerable experience diagnosing and managing a broad range of mental health conditions, including Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Psychosis, PTSD, and Neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders.