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The Department of Psychiatry offers a wide range of evaluation and treatment programs specifically shaped to help children and adolescent needs.
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to Massachusetts General Hospital patients with the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions and behavioral or emotional difficulties.
Our first priority is to evaluate and treat primary care patients at Mass General and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, collaborating with your child’s treatment team on all major decisions affecting his or her mental and medical health.
If your child receives care outside of Mass General, we will try to direct you to other clinical resources for assessment and treatment. Depending on your child's situation, he or she also may benefit from taking part in one of our ongoing research studies.
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:
Learn about our pediatric training programs:
Juvenile Court Consultation Program (JCCP)The Juvenile Court Consultation Program provides court-ordered clinical assessment and consultation services to the Juvenile Courts of Suffolk and Norfolk counties.
Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)The Learning and Emotional Assessment Program assesses young people ages 2 to 22 who have developmental difficulties and consults with their parents, teachers and care providers.
Psychology Assessment Center (PAC)The Psychology Assessment Center provides neuropsychological and psychological assessment for individuals across the life span, from infancy through geriatrics.
Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC)The PSC is a brief screening questionnaire that is used by pediatricians and other health professionals to improve the recognition and treatment of psychosocial problems in children.
Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS)Provides rapid access to information and support combined with outreach and care management for youth aged 15-25 and their families suffering from substance-related problems.
The Alan and Lorraine Bressler Clinical & Research Program for Autism Spectrum DisordersThe Alan and Lorraine Bressler Clinical and Research Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders is dedicated to improving the clinical care of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, to advance the education of patients, families and service providers about these conditions and to expand the scientific understanding of these disorders.
Pediatric Consultation-Liaison ServiceThe Pediatric Consult-Liaison Service provides care for children admitted to the MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
Child and Adolescent Medical-Psychiatry (ChAMP) ClinicOutpatient psychiatric consultation is available to children with co-morbid medical and known or suspected psychiatric symptoms through the Child and Adolescent Medical-Psychiatry Clinic.
Child Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (CBT)The mission of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program is to inform and educate healthcare professionals, students, and the general public about CBT, further CBT research and provide advanced clinical care to patients in the context of CBT.
Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds
The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds aims to be an educational resource for parents and other caregivers on the mental health needs of children and young adults who struggle with behavioral, emotional and learning challenges.
Outpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry ServicesOutpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Services provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to Mass General patients with the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions and behavioral or emotional difficulties.
Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT)The Marjorie E. Korff PACT Program offers guidance to parents with cancer who receive treatment at the Mass General Cancer Center and are concerned about the impact their cancer diagnosis and treatment may have on their children.
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinical & Research ProgramOur goal is to advance the well being of children and families afflicted with mental illness through clinical care, education and research.
Performance And Character Excellence in Sports (PACES) InstituteThe Sport Psychology mission is to promote healthy psychological functioning, character and optimal athletic performance for athletes of all ages.
School PsychiatryThis site was created for and by parents, educators and clinicians working together to support children and teens with mental health conditions.
Think: KidsThink:Kids is a program that trains adults in a revolutionary new way of helping kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
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