There are three main fields in child and adolescent psychiatrists work:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (including ADHD)
  • General child and adolescent difficulties

However, there are often cross-overs between the fields. The sort of difficulties that we can help with might include:

  • Anger & Aggression
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Behavioural Problems
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Early Years Issues
  • Eating Problems (although see below for exceptions)
  • Family Support
  • Fear and Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • School Problems
  • Contribution to Special Educational Needs Assessments (SENs)
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm (although see below for exceptions)

As well as ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorders include:

  • Tic Disorders / Tourette’s syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (this includes Autism and what used to be called Asperger’s Disorder)