The field of psychiatry is far-reaching, with many forms of disorders and therapies. Psychiatric disorders can affect anyone, no matter the race, gender, age or socioeconomic status.1
Newton Medical Center psychiatrists treat a wide range of disorders, including addictions, Alzheimer’s, bipolar, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, phobias, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia and suicidal tendencies. Our physicians help patients through their specific issues, as well as teaching them how to cope with future situations. They specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The child and adolescent psychiatrist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and behavior affecting children, adolescents and their families. They use a knowledge of biological, psychological and social factors in working with patients.
An integrated approach may involve individual, group or family psychotherapy, medication, and consultation with other physicians or professionals from schools, juvenile courts, social agencies or other community organizations. In addition, child psychiatrists are prepared and expected to act as an advocate for the best interests of children and adolescents. They perform consultations in a variety of settings — schools, juvenile courts and social agencies.2
1.American Psychiatric Association. 2011-07-28. URL:http://www.healthyminds.org. Accessed: 2011-07-28.
2.American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry. 2011-07-28. URL:http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/the_child_and_adolescent_psychiatrist. Accessed: 2011-07-28.