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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

One of the most terrifying situations a parent finds themselves in is when they realise that their child is struggling emotionally.

Life is hard for young people these days and it is just as important to care for their mental health as for their physical health.

It can be difficult to overcome society’s prejudices about engaging with a mental health professional but a psychiatrist is an expert doctor in that field and can provide the best care and advice for young people struggling with depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviours, experience of trauma.

They also care for children with neurodevelopmental differences such as ADHD,  Autism Spectrum disorders and Tourette’s and tic disorders.

Cairns Children’s Clinic is the only clinic in our region to have a child and adolescent psychiatrist working in private practice.