Your child is unique. Likewise, not every treatment modality works the same for every child. That’s why it’s so important to determine the needs, personality, and individual strengths and weaknesses of each little one before proceeding with therapy. As compassionate, patient-centered, and highly experienced psychiatrists, we tailor our approach to meet our patients' needs. Whether we are providing traditional or alternative treatments, we form a partnership with our patients in which good communication and responsiveness are of the utmost importance.
Child Psychiatry: The Role of Medicine
Some parents are hesitant about medicating their children. However, medicine is extremely important when treating a wide range of conditions, physical and psychological. After all, you would never withhold insulin medication from your diabetic child. Psychiatric medicine is just as important. Just as some people need medicine to address physical problems, so do those who are dealing with mental health issues.
In fact, medication is a valuable component in the treatment of many conditions, such as ADHD and depression. When areas of the brain are over-or under-stimulated, it causes behavioral and mental responses. Because your child’s brain chemistry may out of balance, proper medication could improve the results of child psychiatry therapy.
The Importance of Child Psychiatric Treatment
Some people may say, “If you leave it alone, it may go away on its own.” Unfortunately, that is not always the case. This is especially true if your child is dealing with a chemical imbalance in the brain. Even though therapy can help in many cases, it does not correct brain chemistry. Counseling and child psychiatric treatment go hand in hand to promote healing.
Contact us if you have concerns about behavioral issues with your child. We proudly serve clients throughout Westfield, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Springfield, Montclair and Union, New Jersey, as well as the surrounding areas.
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