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Child Psychiatrist /Adult Psychiatrist

Child Psychiatry Tips for Promoting Children's Well-Being

Updated: Nov 7

Child psychiatry primarily focuses on behavioral disorders and emotional problems that affect children, often characterized by anxiety reactions. Emotional maladjustment's in children may include habit disorders and conduct disorders. Parent-child relationships, school experiences, and perceptual difficulties can also contribute to personality problems.

A woman is playing with the kid.

Child psychiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the study and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in children. It has been recognized as a subspecialty of psychiatry and neurology since the mid 1920s, with subdivisions including infant psychiatry and adolescent psychiatry. The approach to diagnosing and treating children's mental and emotional disturbances differs from that used with adults, as they are living through active and critical developmental phases.


Child psychiatry primarily focuses on behavioral disorders and emotional problems that affect children, often characterized by anxiety reactions. Emotional maladjustments in children may include habit disorders and conduct disorders. Parent-child relationships, school experiences, and perceptual difficulties can also contribute to personality problems.


Child psychiatry often involves family therapy and specialized methods like play therapy, which allows children to express their feelings, thoughts, wishes, and fears more freely and easily than through verbal communication.


It would be much better to consult your Psychiatrist.

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