Medication is sometimes a crucial component of treatment for psychiatric disorders.
Our board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists have expertise in the coordination, monitoring and adjustment of treatments that include the use of medications. They bring a wealth of experience, a commitment to the individual needs of children and, most important, a collaborative approach to helping parents determine when and how medication should be part of a child’s treatment.
Before prescribing any medication, a Child Mind Institute psychiatrist will make sure that the family understands why a particular medicine is being recommended and what to expect once their child begins taking it. The psychiatrist will take time and care in finding the right dose, and continue to monitor the child’s progress as he grows and develops to make sure his treatment continues to be effective.
Our child and adolescent psychiatrists are available for diagnostic evaluations, second opinions on the use of particular medications and ongoing medication management in the treatment of children and teens.