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Paedopsychiatry, or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is the medical specialty that evaluates the process of mental development, and diagnoses and treats psychiatric disorders that arise during the development of the child or adolescent.

Paedopsychiatry has both a preventive and a treatment aspect in children and adolescents, as well as in the family and social environment where they are inserted, in order to allow the development of mentally healthy adults.

The in-consultation assessment of the child by the specialist in Paedopsychiatry includes family and social evaluation and intervention, as well as psychopharmacological intervention, while respecting the well-being, rights and privacy of the child. Behavioural changes, mood swings, anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning difficulties, school refusal, psychotic disorders, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), sleep or eating disorders, among others, are often addressed.

At Joaquim Chaves Saúde clinics you will find an experienced team in diagnosing and prescribing therapeutic programs, adjusted to each child, including several professionals available for an intervention dedicated to the whole family, working together with psychologists and adult psychiatrists.

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