Child Psychiatry

Concierge Psychiatry located in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

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Child Psychiatry services offered in Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

Child psychiatry offers specialized mental health care for children and teens who struggle with common and complex issues, ranging from anxiety and depression to ADHD and bipolar disorder. At the ADHD Institute of Michigan, the highly experienced team of Sarang Patel, PA-C, and Taylor Hennrick, PA-C, offer age-appropriate psychological evaluations and treatments that help your child overcome their challenges. If you have questions or need help with your child’s behavioral challenges, call the office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.

Child Psychiatry Q & A

What conditions do child psychiatrists treat?

Mental health conditions begin at an earlier age than you may realize. For example, most developmental disabilities start at birth, and mental health professionals can diagnose them around two or three years old. Additionally, half of all serious mental illnesses begin by the age of 14.

The disorders frequently diagnosed and treated by the team at the ADHD Institute of Michigan include:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Many children and teens have more than one mental health disorder.

What symptoms indicate the need for child psychiatry?

As a general guideline, you should seek help when your child's problematic behaviors occur frequently, seem out of proportion to the situation, or affect their ability to succeed at school, play with friends, and participate in family activities.

Symptoms that signal a possible mental health problem include:

  • Declining school performance
  • Frequently feeling anxious, worried, or scared
  • Refusing to go to school
  • Being hyperactive
  • Having uncontrollable meltdowns
  • Showing signs of depression (sadness, hopelessness)
  • Being fearful or suspicious of others
  • Sleeping more or less than normal
  • Losing interest in their favorite activities
  • Engaging in self-harming behaviors
  • Having frequent nightmares
  • Being willfully disobedient
  • Being verbally or physically aggressive
  • Having problems with memory or difficulty concentrating
  • Talking about suicide

Children and teens may spend excessive time alone on their computers or playing video games. Teens may also start to drink or take drugs.

What child psychiatry services are available?

The team at the ADHD Institute of Michigan offers accessible and convenient mental health services by giving you the option of in-person and telehealth visits.

ADHD Institute of Michigan also offers concierge psychiatry, which allows you to get specific services for a set fee and receive customized services without worrying about approval from an insurance provider.

Your child receives the full scope of child psychiatry services at the ADHD Institute of Michigan. The team offers comprehensive psychological assessments, including digital and gamified assessments geared for your child's age and developmental level.

Treatments include medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy or game therapy that engages young children), social skills therapy, and parent education and support. 

No matter what challenge your child faces, the team creates a treatment plan that targets specific goals, teaches the skills your child needs, and helps them overcome their challenges.

If you need to schedule a child psychiatry appointment, call the ADHD Institute of Michigan or book an appointment online today.

ADHD Institute of Michigan
✆ Phone (appointments): 248-781-4443
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 248-629-0870
Address: 305 East Eisenhower Parkway, 316, Ann Arbor, MI 48108