Pediatric Psychiatric Disorders we Treat

Adjustment Disorders

An adjustment disorder is an unhealthy, excessive behavioral or emotional reaction to a difficult life event, which may be occur suddenly or ongoing for some time. Learn more

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia is a severe debilitating eating disorder that occurs most frequently in girls that is characterized by a distorted view of their body that leads them to believe they're overweight and need to restrict how much they eat, over exercise, and/or perform other behaviors that prevents them from gaining weight, almost to starvation. Learn more

Anxiety Disorders

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Asperger's Syndrome

A group of symptoms in children who have difficulties with social, behavioral and communication skills who have only mildly abnormal language and cognitive skills with average or above average intelligence. Learn more

Attention Deficit and Learning Disorders (ADHD)

Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder of childhood, affecting 3 to 7 percent of school-age children. Learn more

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating is a type of eating disorder where abnormally large amounts of food are eaten in a single sitting. Learn more

Bipolar Disorder

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Bulimia

Bulimia is a type of eating disorder where children/adolescents will have episodes of uncontrollable overeating. Learn more

Bullying

Bullying is an intentional and aggressive behavior by a person that causes physical or emotional harm to the victim being bullied. Learn more

Cognitive and Perceptual Deficits

Cognition is the mental process that allows us to acquire information and knowledge. Perceptual deficits are one of the types of learning disorder. Both may be mild, moderate or severe. Learn more

Depression

Depression is a common clinical condition that affects children and adolescent's mood and mental health. Clinical depression lasts for more than two weeks, and is severe enough to interfere with everyday living. Learn more

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) are common behavioral and mental health disorders easily identified in children because they involve behaviors that are readily seen. Learn more

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

Please see Mood and Anxiety Disorders for further information.

Dysthymia

Persistent depressive disorder is a clinical condition that affects a child/adolescent's mood and mental health, for more than two weeks, severe enough to interfere with everyday living. Please read about depression for further information.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Please see mood and anxiety disorders for further information.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Mood and anxiety disorders cover a wide range of conditions that fall under the umbrella of mental health disorders. Learn more

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Neuropsychiatric disorder is a blanket medical term that encompasses a broad range of medical conditions that involve both neurology and psychiatry. Learn more

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by the almost uncontrollable urge to repeat the same behaviors or have the same thoughts/emotions over and over again such that they interfere with day-to-day functioning. Learn more

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Please see Disruptive Behavior Disorder for further information.

Panic Disorder

Please see mood and anxiety disorders for further information.

Phobias

A phobia is an excessive, unreasonable, persistent fear of something, place or situation, that causes the child to feel anxious when exposed to it. Learn more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

After a threatened or actual catastrophic incident children and adolescents may experience ongoing difficulties and symptoms which are called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Learn more

Psychotic Disorders

Severe mental problems that interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to think clearly, respond emotionally, communicate normally, cause unusual perceptions or delusions, are known as psychotic disorders. Learn more

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an uncommon but severe, serious and disabling chronic psychiatric disorder where children and young adults interpret reality abnormally, have strange thinking/feelings and unusual behavior and emotions. Learn more

Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder in which the child will speak at certain times when in a comfortable secure and relaxed environment, but not necessarily in other situations. Learn more

Separation Anxiety Disorder

When the fear, anxiousness and distress of not being with a parent or caregiver occurs in children over the age of 6 years, and lasts longer than 4 weeks, the child may suffer from separation anxiety disorder. Learn more

Social Anxiety Disorder

Please see mood and anxiety disorders for further information.

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorder

SSD is a group of common conditions, occurring in all cultures, where children/adolescents have physical symptoms worse than those usually associated with any existing medical condition or where no clear medical problem exists. Symptoms, and the thoughts and behaviors associated with them are sufficiently severe and distressing to interfere with a child’s/adolescents’ ability to have a normal life. Learn more

Tourette's Disorder

Tourette's disorder is a nervous system condition that causes children (boys three times more than girls, frequently starting between 2-15 years of age; average 6 years) with the condition to make sudden unwanted repetitive motions or sounds sometimes referred to as “tics”. Blinking the eyes repeatedly or blurting out sounds loudly are common symptoms of Tourette's disorder. Learn more