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Under the direction of internationally respected child and adolescent psychiatrist, Glen R. Elliott, PhD, MD, Children’s Health Council’s child and adolescent psychiatrists help parents consider the sometimes difficult decision of whether or not to give their child or adolescent medication when it is recommended. 

When a family decides on medication treatment, psychiatrists work with the family to decide on the best option and then closely monitor and adjust treatment as needed.  Children’s Health Council’s psychiatrists have expertise in disorders and serious behavioral problems for which medications often are an important part of the treatment plan, including:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disruptive disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Psychotic disorders

Psychiatrists can also help with children who have multiple diagnoses or have had unacceptable side effects with past treatment efforts.