Specialising in behavioural, mood and thought disorders

A paediatric psychiatrist uses their specialised training and knowledge to diagnose and treat mental illnesses or emotional troubles.


paediatric psychiatrist has additional training on the issues children and teenagers face. Treatment may include individual therapy, family therapy, counselling or medication to help control certain behaviours or thoughts.

Examples of why your child might see a psychiatrist are:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Conduct disorder

  • Emotional problems

  • Self-harming

  • Schizophrenia

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