"Children are not little adults."
This is an adage that is drilled into every qualified pediatrician's head. In fact, one of the first (and most important) pieces a pediatrician will obtain first when meeting a patient is their age.
In the field of child psychiatry, the adage remains the same: children are not and can not be expected to act as adults. Each child has gifts and talents wholly separate and special within themselves. With guidance and some ingenuity, these can blossom and grow. Child psychiatry deals with times when those expected milestones, emotions, mindsets, and behaviors fall outside the expected range.
Becoming a child psychiatrist requires a strong foundation and board certification in adult psychiatry; thus we use the same treatment paradigm to drive useful changes for you, your family, and your child: