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Pediatric Psychology and Psychiatry


Pediatric psychology and psychiatry focus on the mental health of children. Both are areas of medicine addressing the psychological, social and biological components of emotional, developmental and behavioral disorders in childhood.

Mental health disorders in children are common, but often underdiagnosed. The most common disorders affecting the mental wellbeing of children include anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

A pediatric psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental, social, behavioral and emotional conditions in children. A pediatric psychologist is a mental health professional who performs psychological evaluations and offers different types of therapy to support the treatment of these conditions.

Pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists work collaboratively with children and their families, to evaluate and diagnose the child and provide intervention and treatment plans to give the child the support they need.

Pediatric psychology and psychiatry excellence in Dubai

Problems which affect the mental health of children can have a significant impact on their development. At Mubadala Health Dubai, our pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists have vast knowledge of the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions and emotional and behavioral difficulties in children.

Our highly trained psychiatric specialists offer comprehensive diagnostic examination and evaluations, assessing many factors such as physical, emotional, genetic, cognitive and developmental components. Once a diagnosis is reached, our team works with the child and their family to design the most appropriate and effective treatment plan.

Pediatric psychology and psychiatry address issues from many different perspectives and our team is highly trained in providing holistic and compassionate care, always advocating the needs of the child.

Our Pediatric Psychology and Psychiatry clinic is part of our General Pediatrics department, which offers a 'Family Centered Care' approach to every patient, an important consideration in managing disorders affecting a child’s emotional, developmental or behavioral wellbeing.

Pediatric psychology and psychiatry conditions we treat

Our Pediatric Psychology and Psychiatry department treats the following conditions:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Tourette syndrome

When to see a pediatric psychologist or psychiatrist

Any condition affecting the health of your child should never be ignored, including mental health disorders. If you think something may be impacting your child’s emotional, developmental or behavioral wellbeing, always speak to a children’s mental health specialist.

Book an appointment with our pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists in Dubai and give your child the support they deserve.

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