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Child and teen psychiatry


Child and teen (pediatric) psychiatrists diagnose and treat behavioral problems, developmental issues and emotional illness. They can order tests, prescribe medicine and offer talk therapy.

These doctors may work with parents, doctors, psychologists and social workers to help children or teens with:




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Source: American Board of Medical Specialties; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

First published: 06/06/2009
Last updated: 06/04/2012

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics