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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Hospital offers psychiatric evaluation and assessment, as well as diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral symptoms, and emotional and developmental disorders.

If you are concerned about your child's mental health, it is important to seek professional help. A child and adolescent psychiatrist can provide a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that is right for your child.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments and information, please call 202-729-3300.

Caring for Children and Teens with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Every year, our pediatric psychiatry specialists help thousands of children and teens through day treatment programs, outpatient assistance, inpatient care and emergency psychiatric services. Our program has:

  • Nationally recognized specialists. The Children’s National psychiatry team includes specialists nationally recognized for expertise in the care of children and teens with emotional and behavioral disorders. They also are educators and leaders in research, working to advance the understanding and treatment of complex disorders within the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Family resources. We offer support to the whole family for the social, educational and emotional difficulties that often accompany psychiatric disorders and related behavioral symptoms.
  • Inpatient and outpatient programs. We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care through our numerous specialty programs with teams whose area of expertise is in working with patients with that specific condition. Families preparing to seek care at Children's National can review our intake packet and child history questionnaire.
  • Comprehensive Research. Our pediatric psychiatry team conducts research involving children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 with different psychological and behavioral conditions. Through these studies we can learn more about the factors involved in these disorders and identify new treatment options and interventions for patients. To learn more about our current research and how to enroll your child in a clinical study, speak with your child’s doctor, nurse or a member of the care team.

Learn More About Pediatric Psychiatry at Children's National

Conditions We Treat

Services We Provide

Outpatient Specialty Programs

Inpatient Psychiatry Units

Emergency Psychiatric Evaluations

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Clinical Trials

Enroll in the Treating Parents with ADHD and their Children Study

If you are a caregiver with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and your child has ADHD symptoms, you may be eligible for this research study. Learn more about potential benefits of this study.

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