The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of emotion, cognition and/or behavior affecting children from infancy to age 21. The psychiatrists from the Washington University School of Medicine's William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry combined with the support services of our Center provides our patients and families with the expertise and resources for comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
Initially, a diagnostic evaluation is performed to assess a child's condition with attention to its psychological, biological, social and environmental components. The next step is to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the child and family, often integrating ongoing care with health, mental health, educational and social service providers in the community. Child psychiatrists are prepared to advocate for children and adolescents in each of these domains of care and support.
Our Psychiatry Center treats conditions including school problems, attention problems, behavior problems, developmental delays, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and substance abuse.