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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Contact number | 202-729-3300

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

Caring for Children and Teens with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Every year, our 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.
  • Family resources. We offer support to the whole family for the social, educational and emotional difficulties that often accompany psychiatric disorders.
  • 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 psychiatry clinic can call Children's National Takoma Theatre at 202-729-3300 and request the psychiatry intake packet link.
  • Comprehensive Research. Our 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 Psychiatry at Children's National

Contact Us

For questions about Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences or to schedule an in-person appointment or telehealth visit, please call us at 202-729-3300.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Team