If your child is overwhelmed by a new diagnosis of cancer or other disease, has breathing difficulties due to a panic disorder, is dealing with chronic pain, is experiencing depression or expressing suicidal thoughts, our pediatric psychiatry consultation service is available for hospitalized patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A childhood psychiatrist may be called when a child is struggling with the anxiety of a new set of complex symptoms that do not yet have a clear diagnosis. Psychiatry can also address difficulty coping with a chronic illness, such as working with a teen with diabetes who is having trouble with their insulin and diet.
In local outpatient practices, we have neuropsychologists who provide diagnostic and evaluative testing, and a psychologist who provides support to patients in the cystic fibrosis program as well as to the pediatric Grow Clinic. Additionally, outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry services are provided for children who are seen through the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV. The Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Pediatrics departments also have a long-standing collaboration with the clinical and research programs at the Drexel Autism Center.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for your child, call (215) 427-5177.