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:
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:
- Behavioral medicine
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Mass General also offers specialty clinical services through the following programs, which are directly affiliated with Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services:
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:
- Founded the pediatric behavioral medicine program at Mass General
- Co-founded the Pain Treatment Service at Children's Hospital Boston
- Was instrumental in launching the Pediatric Pain Treatment and Palliative Care Service at MassGeneral Hospital for Children
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.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General psychiatry second among U.S. hospitals.
MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a full-service pediatric hospital providing the entire spectrum of care, treating more than 60 specialties and subspecialties.
When you support the Department of Psychiatry, you are making a significant contribution to advancing care at the hospital.