Term Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Code RP-6400.1500
Definition Programs that are staffed by licensed physicians who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and behavior affecting children, adolescents and their families. Services include an assessment that involves a detailed exploration of current concerns about the child or adolescent's emotional or behavioral problems, physical health and development, history of parental care (including possible abuse), family relationships and any history of parental/familial mental illness; and a variety of treatment options that may include psychotherapy, medication and/or consultation with other physicians or professionals from schools, juvenile courts, social agencies or other community organizations.
Created 5/25/11
Changed 4/16/12
Use References
See Also References Adolescent/Youth Counseling (RP-1400.8000-050)
Child Guidance (RP-1400.8000-155)
External Classification Terms Counseling (UW
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Mental Health Treatment (NPC F04)
Mental Health Treatment (NTE F30)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry", Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_and_adolescent_psychiatry

"The Child And Adolescent Psychiatrist", American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry website, http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/the_child_and_adolescent_psychiatrist

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