Pediatric psychiatry


Specialty of Psychiatry

Child psychiatry is a branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of mental disorders and behavior of children, from birth through adolescence. Generally, in the treatment of these disorders the administration of specific drugs for each specific pathology is combined with psychotherapy. Generally, the psychiatrist works with a professional expert in child psychology, which is a branch of psychology focused on the study of behavior and physical, motor, cognitive, perceptual, emotional and social development of children. Thus, therapies can be applied to solve childhood mental and behavioral disorders.

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