Medical Specialist: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
To become a psychiatrist, a doctor must complete a four-year, psychiatric-residency program for training in the prevention, diagnosis and treat...

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Medical Specialist: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

To become a psychiatrist, a doctor must complete a four-year, psychiatric-residency program for training in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mood, anxiety, substance-abuse and gender-identity disorders, as well as other psychological and interpersonal problems. Two years of additional training in child and adolescent psychiatry in an accredited fellowship program are required, as well as successful completion of an oral and written examination for Board Certification. Child and adolescent psychiatrists treat children with problems such as:

Associated Diseases

  • Mood disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Conduct disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic-stress disorder
  • Sleeping problems
  • Substance-use problems
  • Gender-identity disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Pervasive-developmental disorders
  • Learning disabilities

Reference:

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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