What are Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists?

Child and adolescent psychiatrists are specialised in diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behaviour affecting children, adolescents, and their families. A child and adolescent psychiatrist offers families the advantages of a medical education, the medical traditions of professional ethics and medical responsibility for providing comprehensive care.

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A bunch of Psychiatry:

  • Behavioural & emotional disorder of childhood.
  • Physical symptoms such as non-organic headache and stomach pain in which stress or other environmental factors appear to play an important causative role.
  • Delays and deviations in development.
  • General and specific learning problems.
  • Age from 4-18 years old.

Your child might see a child psychiatrist if you think your child has the following example cases:

  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
    • Childhood depression or pre-teen and teenage depression
    •          Autism spectrum disorders
    •          Severe childhood anxiety or teenage anxiety
    •          Self-harming behaviour
    •          Schizophrenia (psychosis)
    •          Eating disorder
    •          Severe conduct disorder
    •          Trauma or other stress-related disorders

If your child is suffering from any of the problems described above, consult a child and adolescent psychiatrist to seek medical support. Medical support may be sought at Columbia Asia Hospital – Iskandar Puteri by booking an appointment with Dr Nor Rahidah Abd Rahim who is a Visiting Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at 07-233 9938.