Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was founded by Dr. Leo Kanner in 1930. Kanner was the first physician to be identified as a child psychiatrist in this country, and his 1935 textbook, Child Psychiatry, is credited with introducing the specialty to the academic community. Today, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins continues to provide the highest quality care to its patients. Building upon the vision of its founders, the division remains at the forefront of patient care, professional education and research.
We offer hospital-based intensive evaluation and treatment programs, as well as outpatient services. Within Hopkins Children's Center, there are two inpatient units: a partial hospitalization program and a consultation program. We also offer multiple psychiatry services in the community. Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and teachers. Other pediatric subspecialists are available as needed, and care is closely coordinated with outpatient providers.
Conditions and Symptoms We Treat
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is the central point of contact to connect youngsters and their families with the appropriate Johns Hopkins specialist and program. We deal with a wide range of problematic symptoms in children and adolescents that include:
- Coping with medical treatments
- Eating problems
- Emotional dysregulation
- Family communication issues
- Grief and loss
- Hair pulling
- Learning problems
- Medication issues
- Mood swings
- Obsessions and compulsions
- Oppositional behavior
- Problems making friends
- Separation problems
- School avoidance
- Social problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tics and movement concerns
Programs and Centers
At Johns Hopkins, we offer hospital-based intensive evaluation and treatment programs, as well as out-patient services for children and adolescents.
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital Services
- Mood Disorders Program
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program
- Tic and Repetitive Behavior Disorders Clinic
- Pediatric Medical Psychology Program (includes learning issues, evaluation)
- Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hopkins Children's
- Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview
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Mental health has become a high priority issue in Hopkins Children’s Harriet Lane Clinic. “We are seeing an increasing number of children with symptoms of anxiety, depression and behavioral problems,” says Lane Medical Director Barry Solomon.
Your care provider will provide specific location instructions for appointments or visits.
Call 911 or contact your nearest emergency room
- Johns Hopkins Emergency Department: 410-955-5680
- Johns Hopkins Psychiatric Inpatient Admissions Line: 410-955-5335