Child and Adolescent Psychiatry focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment  and prevention of mental disorders in children and adolescents under the age of 18. Young people’s mental health influences their development and growth.

Disorders are classified by the following clinical features:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD and ASD)
  • Tics / Tourette’s syndrome
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Early onset psychosis
  • Eating disorders with comorbid mental illness
  • Sleep disorders
  • Challenging behaviors in children with intellectual / learning disability