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Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
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Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
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Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

It can be such a big step to take your child to see a psychiatrist without knowing how they may be able to help.  We can help you decide whether a psychiatric appointment may be beneficial and arrange an appointment where appropriate. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist will require a GP referral letter before they see the child.

What to expect

  • The initial consultation appointment with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist usually lasts between one and two hours
  • If a young person is under the age of 18yrs they will need to be accompanied by their parents or caregiver
  • The psychiatrist will spend time both with the child and also the parents
  • Sometimes it is helpful for a child to write down how they feel or draw their feelings prior to their appointment
  • You may be asked to fill out questionnaires about your child and these may also be sent to their school
  • The assessment may take more than one appointment if additional time is needed to consider any test results, responses to questionnaires, consultation with other professionals such as GP and school

What can Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists help with

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are not only specialists in assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health problems in children and young people, but also in helping to prevent the development of such difficulties.

It isn't just bad behaviour

What is happening in a child or young person’s life at home and school can impact in ways that deeply effect their emotions and behaviour.

This may include:

  • Stressful or distressing events at home, such as parental conflict, separation and divorce which can all have a profound impact on a child or young person
  • Problems at school, such as bullying, friendship difficulties or struggling with the demands of school can be emotionally injurious for a child
  • Stressful early life events are often related to the development of psychiatric difficulties in childhood and early adulthood

Emerging research in the neuroscience field is helping us understand the impact of pre-natal and early childhood exposure to adverse events on the developing brain.  This research also helps us understand how the brain develops and what kinds of therapeutic experiences are necessary for healthy development.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist can help with:

Anxiety and phobias
Acute Stress Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Adjustment Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Eating Disorders
Emerging Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Self-injury and addictions

Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

It can be such a big step to take your child to see a psychiatrist without knowing how they may be able to help.  We can help you decide whether a psychiatric appointment may be beneficial and arrange an appointment where appropriate. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist will require a GP referral letter before they see the child.

What to expect

  • The initial consultation appointment with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist usually lasts between one and two hours
  • If a young person is under the age of 18yrs they will need to be accompanied by their parents or caregiver
  • The psychiatrist will spend time both with the child and also the parents
  • Sometimes it is helpful for a child to write down how they feel or draw their feelings prior to their appointment
  • You may be asked to fill out questionnaires about your child and these may also be sent to their school
  • The assessment may take more than one appointment if additional time is needed to consider any test results, responses to questionnaires, consultation with other professionals such as GP and school

What can Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists help with

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are not only specialists in assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health problems in children and young people, but also in helping to prevent the development of such difficulties.

It isn't just bad behaviour

What is happening in a child or young person’s life at home and school can impact in ways that deeply effect their emotions and behaviour.

This may include:

  • Stressful or distressing events at home, such as parental conflict, separation and divorce which can all have a profound impact on a child or young person
  • Problems at school, such as bullying, friendship difficulties or struggling with the demands of school can be emotionally injurious for a child
  • Stressful early life events are often related to the development of psychiatric difficulties in childhood and early adulthood

Emerging research in the neuroscience field is helping us understand the impact of pre-natal and early childhood exposure to adverse events on the developing brain.  This research also helps us understand how the brain develops and what kinds of therapeutic experiences are necessary for healthy development.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist can help with:

Anxiety and phobias
Acute Stress Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Adjustment Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Eating Disorders
Emerging Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Self-injury and addictions

Consultation with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

It can be such a big step to take your child to see a psychiatrist without knowing how they may be able to help.  We can help you decide whether a psychiatric appointment may be beneficial and arrange an appointment where appropriate. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist will require a GP referral letter before they see the child.

What to expect

  • The initial consultation appointment with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist usually lasts between one and two hours
  • If a young person is under the age of 18yrs they will need to be accompanied by their parents or caregiver
  • The psychiatrist will spend time both with the child and also the parents
  • Sometimes it is helpful for a child to write down how they feel or draw their feelings prior to their appointment
  • You may be asked to fill out questionnaires about your child and these may also be sent to their school
  • The assessment may take more than one appointment if additional time is needed to consider any test results, responses to questionnaires, consultation with other professionals such as GP and school

What can Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists help with

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are not only specialists in assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health problems in children and young people, but also in helping to prevent the development of such difficulties.

It isn't just bad behaviour

What is happening in a child or young person’s life at home and school can impact in ways that deeply effect their emotions and behaviour.

This may include:

  • Stressful or distressing events at home, such as parental conflict, separation and divorce which can all have a profound impact on a child or young person
  • Problems at school, such as bullying, friendship difficulties or struggling with the demands of school can be emotionally injurious for a child
  • Stressful early life events are often related to the development of psychiatric difficulties in childhood and early adulthood

Emerging research in the neuroscience field is helping us understand the impact of pre-natal and early childhood exposure to adverse events on the developing brain.  This research also helps us understand how the brain develops and what kinds of therapeutic experiences are necessary for healthy development.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist can help with:

Anxiety and phobias
Acute Stress Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Adjustment Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Eating Disorders
Emerging Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Self-injury and addictions

Consultation with a
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

It can be such a big step to take your child to see a psychiatrist without knowing how they may be able to help.  We can help you decide whether a psychiatric appointment may be beneficial and arrange an appointment where appropriate. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist will require a GP referral letter before they see the child.

What to expect

  • The initial consultation appointment with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist usually lasts between one and two hours
  • If a young person is under the age of 18yrs they will need to be accompanied by their parents or caregiver
  • The psychiatrist will spend time both with the child and also the parents
  • Sometimes it is helpful for a child to write down how they feel or draw their feelings prior to their appointment
  • You may be asked to fill out questionnaires about your child and these may also be sent to their school
  • The assessment may take more than one appointment if additional time is needed to consider any test results, responses to questionnaires, consultation with other professionals such as GP and school

What can Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists help with

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are not only specialists in assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health problems in children and young people, but also in helping to prevent the development of such difficulties.

It isn't just bad behaviour

What is happening in a child or young person’s life at home and school can impact in ways that deeply effect their emotions and behaviour.

This may include:

  • Stressful or distressing events at home, such as parental conflict, separation and divorce which can all have a profound impact on a child or young person
  • Problems at school, such as bullying, friendship difficulties or struggling with the demands of school can be emotionally injurious for a child
  • Stressful early life events are often related to the development of psychiatric difficulties in childhood and early adulthood

Emerging research in the neuroscience field is helping us understand the impact of pre-natal and early childhood exposure to adverse events on the developing brain.  This research also helps us understand how the brain develops and what kinds of therapeutic experiences are necessary for healthy development.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist can help with:

Anxiety and phobias
Acute Stress Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Adjustment Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Eating Disorders
Emerging Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Self-injury and addictions
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Psychiatric Assessment Report

You can expect to receive a psychiatric report usually within two or three weeks following the initial consultation.  This may take a little longer if there is a delay in receiving any questionnaires either from home or school.  The final report may suggest a diagnosis where this is possible and outline some recommendations.  A copy of the report will be sent to your GP.

Psychiatric Medication

If medication is recommended, the psychiatrist can arrange for prescriptions to be provided by your GP or privately. The GP may wish to see a copy of the report or a letter from the psychiatrist before issuing a prescription.

Follow up consultations

The psychiatrist may arrange follow-up consultations to monitor progress or additional challenges that may arise.  If medication has been prescribed the follow-up consultations will probably be more regular to monitor for any potential side-effects and to establish whether the medication is having a positive impact.

There may be situations where your child’s needs are better met by more specialized services.  This may arise if there is a high risk of injury or harm to self or significant concerns about suicide.  We can signpost you to the most appropriate services and consult with other professionals who may be able to offer additional help and support.

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Psychiatric Assessment Report

You can expect to receive a psychiatric report usually within two or three weeks following the initial consultation.  This may take a little longer if there is a delay in receiving any questionnaires either from home or school.  The final report may suggest a diagnosis where this is possible and outline some recommendations.  A copy of the report will be sent to your GP.

Psychiatric Medication

If medication is recommended, the psychiatrist can arrange for prescriptions to be provided by your GP or privately. The GP may wish to see a copy of the report or a letter from the psychiatrist before issuing a prescription.

Follow up consultations

The psychiatrist may arrange follow-up consultations to monitor progress or additional challenges that may arise.  If medication has been prescribed the follow-up consultations will probably be more regular to monitor for any potential side-effects and to establish whether the medication is having a positive impact.

There may be situations where your child’s needs are better met by more specialized services.  This may arise if there is a high risk of injury or harm to self or significant concerns about suicide.  We can signpost you to the most appropriate services and consult with other professionals who may be able to offer additional help and support.

child-ado-psychiatry-ol

Psychiatric Assessment Report

You can expect to receive a psychiatric report usually within two or three weeks following the initial consultation.  This may take a little longer if there is a delay in receiving any questionnaires either from home or school.  The final report may suggest a diagnosis where this is possible and outline some recommendations.  A copy of the report will be sent to your GP.

Psychiatric Medication

If medication is recommended, the psychiatrist can arrange for prescriptions to be provided by your GP or privately. The GP may wish to see a copy of the report or a letter from the psychiatrist before issuing a prescription.

Follow up consultations

The psychiatrist may arrange follow-up consultations to monitor progress or additional challenges that may arise.  If medication has been prescribed the follow-up consultations will probably be more regular to monitor for any potential side-effects and to establish whether the medication is having a positive impact.

There may be situations where your child’s needs are better met by more specialized services.  This may arise if there is a high risk of injury or harm to self or significant concerns about suicide.  We can signpost you to the most appropriate services and consult with other professionals who may be able to offer additional help and support.

child-ado-psychiatry-ol

Psychiatric Assessment Report

You can expect to receive a psychiatric report usually within two or three weeks following the initial consultation.  This may take a little longer if there is a delay in receiving any questionnaires either from home or school.  The final report may suggest a diagnosis where this is possible and outline some recommendations.  A copy of the report will be sent to your GP.

Psychiatric Medication

If medication is recommended, the psychiatrist can arrange for prescriptions to be provided by your GP or privately. The GP may wish to see a copy of the report or a letter from the psychiatrist before issuing a prescription.

Follow up consultations

The psychiatrist may arrange follow-up consultations to monitor progress or additional challenges that may arise.  If medication has been prescribed the follow-up consultations will probably be more regular to monitor for any potential side-effects and to establish whether the medication is having a positive impact.

There may be situations where your child’s needs are better met by more specialized services.  This may arise if there is a high risk of injury or harm to self or significant concerns about suicide.  We can signpost you to the most appropriate services and consult with other professionals who may be able to offer additional help and support.

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