Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Section provides:

  • Comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment to children and
    adolescents in the outpatient setting
  • Consultation to pediatric practitioners in inpatient, outpatient and emergency settings
  • Consultation to schools, courts and child-serving agencies

We have special expertise in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents
who have problems with:

  • Persistently sad or irritable mood
  • Many worries and fears
  • Adjusting to stressful or traumatic events
  • Controlling their attention or behavior
  • Understanding their thinking
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Learning or development
  • Involvement in high-risk behaviors
  • Transition to adulthood

Clinical Studies

The Clinical Studies Unit offers exceptional and confidential treatment for depression, alcohol and substance abuse.

Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison

The Consultation-Liaison Section provides psychiatry and substance abuse consultation to inpatients on medical/surgical floors, dialysis patients, transplant patients and outpatient medical/surgical cases. These services are available at the Menino Pavilion.

Psychiatric Emergency Services

Based in the Emergency Department, the Psychiatric Emergency Services Section provides psychiatric triage, extended evaluations and crisis intervention. Specific services include intervention for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and assistance to friends and family of medical trauma patients.

Psychiatry Psychology

The Psychology Section provides a full range of psychological testing with sensitivity to each patient’s ethnic and socio-cultural background.