Clinical Services

Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to Massachusetts General Hospital patients with the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions and behavioral or emotional difficulties.

Conditions we treat

With more than 15,000 patient visits a year, we are one of New England's busiest outpatient programs specializing in child and adolescent mental health.

Part of a world-class academic medical center, our program focuses on children and adolescents, though we often care for these patients well into adulthood. The most common conditions we treat include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Conduct disorders
  • Major depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Tourette’s syndrome and motor
    tic disorders
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    As leaders in the field, we develop treatment approaches that shape standards of care around the world. The wide range of psychological and medical treatments available through our program includes:

     

    Mass General also offers specialty clinical services through the following programs, which are directly affiliated with Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services:

  • Addictions Resource Management Service
    (ARMS)
  • Autism: Bressler Clinical & Research Program
  • Children and the Law Program
  • Family therapy
  • Home Base Program
  • Learning & Emotional Assessment
    Program
    (LEAP)
  • Massachusetts Child Psychiatry
    Access Project
    (MCPAP)
  • Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT)
  • Pediatric psychopharmacology research
  • Sports psychology
  • Expertise Spanning an Array of Specialties

    Bruce Masek, PhD, has served as clinical director of our program since 2001. His clinical and research efforts center on developing behavioral interventions for children with chronic medical illness. In addition, he:

    Dr. Masek heads a team of over 20 child psychiatrists and over a dozen child clinical psychologists. Many are known as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of various mental health disorders in children and adolescents. Their collective expertise spans an array of specialties, such as bipolar, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity, obsessive-compulsive and depressive disorders, as well as coping with medical illnesses.

    Many of our clinicians also are actively engaged in research that enhances patient care through the development of new therapies or improvement of existing therapies.

     

    Family-centered pediatric care

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a full-service pediatric hospital providing the entire spectrum of care, treating more than 60 specialties and subspecialties.

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