Child and adolescent psychiatry involves the assessment, diagnosis and management of severe mental health problems in children and adolescents from birth up to the age of eighteen. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry services are actively engaged in teaching, research and academic activities. They also engage in consultation and liaison with other services and specialties such as Adult Psychiatry, paediatrics, primary care, schools, educational psychology, an garda siochana, social work and psychology services all of whom may be involved with a particular child and family. Therapeutic interventions may include assisting parents with behavioural management,family therapy, play therapy, cognitive therapy, supportive psychotherapy ,psychoanalytic psychotherapy and pharmacological therapy.

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland

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