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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service offers outpatient care for children and adolescents aged 0 to 18.

This team includes psychiatrists and psychologists who specialise in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Admissions

In case of emergency

Emergency care and crisis monitoring are ensured from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 17:30.
0844 580 580

Our treatments are covered by basic health insurance LAMal

Importance of early intervention

An estimated 20% of children and adolescents will have a mental health disorder [1] at one point in their lives. Mental health disorders can hinder their development and personal growth and impact how they function and interact with others at home, at school and in society. The stigmatisation and discrimination they experience can also aggravate their situation. Fortunately, early intervention, care, and the appropriate treatment can help prevent and reduce the impact of mental disorders on youth and their families.

Personalised psychological care

At the first session, the therapist will meet with the youth and his or her parents.

The therapist will conduct an assessment before determining the right course of care.

The therapist may alternate between individual sessions and sessions with the parents.

For acute cases, the doctor may prescribe appropriate medication.

Mental disorders and illnesses treated

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Emotional and behaviour disorders
  • Pervasive developmental disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • First-episode psychosis

 

The therapists at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service can also treat cases that involve complex psychosocial situations.

[1] Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans. World Health Organization.

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