This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Go to /pro/cpd-dashboard page

This page is worth 0.05 CPD credits. CPD dashboard

Go to /account/subscription-details page

This page is worth 0.05 CPD credits. Upgrade to Pro

Child psychiatry

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

Child psychiatry is a hard subject to define, but it might be said to be primarily the behavioural and emotional disorders of childhood.

A cardinal feature of child psychiatry is the fact that the child should be seen in the context of a family - any problems are an interaction between child, family and environment. Parenting difficulty is thus an integral part of child psychiatry.

Child psychiatry is not the sole province of people with medical degrees - psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses and teaches have integral roles to play in the treatment of childrens' mental health.

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Annotations allow you to add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation. E.g. a website or number. This information will always show when you visit this page.