Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic in Boulder, CO

Mental health is important for everyone but it is crucial for children and adolescents. Our personality is formed and shaped as we grow up so it is important that all the knots that were tied in childhood are untied. At Delos Psychiatry our mental health specialists are offering mental health therapy for children and adolescents in Boulder, CO. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2501 Walnut St. Suite 204 Boulder, CO 80302.

What is childhood and adolescence psychiatry?

Child and adolescent psychiatry is a specialized branch of psychiatry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions in young people. Children and adolescents are not immune to mental health problems and can experience a wide range of conditions, from ADHD to anxiety disorders and depression.

What are the causes of mental health issues in children and adolescents?

Mental health issues in children and adolescents can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic predisposition, environmental factors like early life trauma, social factors such as lack of support at school, and even excessive use of social media. Research has shown that excessive use of social media can be associated with poor mental health outcomes, such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

What are some common mental health disorders in children and adolescents?

Some of the most common diagnoses we see in our clinic include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and difficulty paying attention. Anxiety disorders include a range of conditions, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder, all of which involve a hyperactive fight-or-flight response. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by alternating periods of mania and depression.

In addition to these diagnoses, there are also a significant number of young people with behavioral problems, such as conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. These conditions are characterized by persistent patterns of behavior that violate the rights of others, such as aggression, deceitfulness, and rule-breaking.

How do psychiatrists treat mental health issues in children and adolescents?

At Delos, we take a holistic approach to treatment, meaning that we take into account the whole person, including their physical, emotional, and social needs. We look at the root of what is causing their mental illness rather than just treating symptoms. We offer a variety of evidence-based treatments, including talk therapy, medication management, and parental coaching. Talk therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can help children and adolescents learn coping skills and manage their symptoms. Medication management may be recommended in cases where symptoms are severe or significantly impact a child’s daily functioning.

In addition to these traditional treatments, we also offer innovative therapies such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Ketamine therapy for treatment-resistant depression and anxiety. We also offer integrative psychiatry which combines traditional treatment modalities with alternative therapies such as genetic testing, mindfulness, and nutrition. If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, we encourage you to reach out to us to schedule an appointment. We understand that seeking help for a child or adolescent can be a difficult decision, but we are here to support you every step of the way. Our team of highly trained psychiatrists is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized care to each of our patients. Together, we can help your child achieve optimal mental health and well-being. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 2501 Walnut St. Suite 204 Boulder, CO 80302. We serve patients from Boulder CO, Denver CO, Silverthorne CO, Longmont CO, Superior CO, Lafayette CO, Broomfield CO, Erie CO, and Niwot CO.