Child Psychiatrists in Lawrence, MA

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Child Psychiatrists
Child psychiatrists in Lawrence use their medical experience to diagnose and treat disorders of thinking and feeling, as well as behavior affecting children and their families.

A child can see a psychiatrist for a range of issues from depression and anxiety, to eating disorders and trauma. The psychiatrist will look for the best treatment for a child and their family, and can help the child effectively resolve issues and cope with life’s stresses. Treatment may involve medication, which a child psychiatrist can offer to can help correct chemical imbalances in the brain, control moods, and change negative and destructive behaviors.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Lawrence is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Lawrence Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Lawrence has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Lawrence, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Lawrence Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.