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.

Why Choose Us?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. We follow one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care.

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We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us in making health care better for all children. This philanthropic support enables us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids.

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