Child Psychiatry

Psychiatrists located in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York, NY

Child Psychiatry

About Child Psychiatry

Giving your child the mental and emotional support they deserve is a priority at NYC Psychiatric Associates. In addition to diagnosing conditions like depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder in children, the experienced psychiatric team personalizes care plans to safeguard your child from complications that unmanaged psychiatric conditions cause. They use advanced strategies like psychotherapy and medications to ease your child’s symptoms and keep them well-controlled in the long term. Call the office in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, office to schedule a child psychiatry appointment or book a consultation online.

Child Psychiatry Q&A

What is child psychiatry?

Child psychiatry deals with mental, emotional, and behavioral issues that negatively affect children of all ages, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders

NYC Psychiatric Associates specializes in child psychiatry services to ensure your child has the support they need to live a healthy, happy life. 

The experienced psychiatrists have extensive training in the diagnosis of a variety of psychiatric conditions in children as young as age 4. They use the most advanced treatment strategies to keep your child’s condition well-managed in the long term.

When should I schedule a child psychiatry consultation?

Schedule a child psychiatry consultation at NYC Psychiatric Associates if your child already has a diagnosis of a mental, emotional, or behavioral health condition and needs help managing it.

You can also schedule an evaluation if your child exhibits new symptoms of a psychiatric issue, such as:

  • Anger
  • Violence
  • Depressed mood
  • Low energy
  • Excessive talking or fidgeting
  • Agitation or irritability
  • Impulsive or reckless behaviors
  • Loss of interest in activities

Seek immediate medical attention at the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911 if your child displays self-harming behavior or talks about suicide. The NYC Psychiatric Associates team can follow up with your child’s care after they leave the hospital.

What can I expect during a child psychiatry visit?

The child psychiatry services available at NYC Psychiatric Associates include comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of mental, emotional, and behavioral symptoms. The team might also recommend bloodwork and other testing to rule out physical health issues.

They customize a care plan to manage your child’s symptoms, which may include strategies like:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional improvements
  • Prescription medications

The team meets with your child in the office or virtually through the online telemedicine platform for the initial consultation and follow-up visits. They also provide medication management to ensure your child’s medicines are safe and effective at managing their symptoms.

Your child’s psychiatrist provides educational resources to support the challenges you, your child, and your family unit might face as the result of schizophrenia or other psychiatric conditions. 

They can also refer your child to other professionals for additional care and discuss options for hospital admissions when necessary.

Call NYC Psychiatric Associates today to schedule a child psychiatry consultation or book an appointment online.