Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on the Main Line of Philadelphia
We are now offering Psychiatric Services for Children and Adolescents at our Main Line location, in Malvern, PA.
What is Child and Adolescent Psychiatry?
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, generally refers to the treatment of psychiatric illness and the management of learning vulnerabilities, by a mental health provider with additional training serving this population. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists generally have 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, a year of Internship in Medicine or Surgery, 2 – 3 years of training in Adult Psychiatry and an additional 2 years of training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Why would you recommend a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Philadelphia, as opposed to an Adult Psychiatrist, if they also trained in Psychiatry?
The presenting symptoms of a mood, anxiety or learning disorder, are often quite different, than the symptoms that an individual may present with in adulthood. For example, irritability or behavioral disturbances are commonly associated with the onset of depression in childhood, while sadness tends to be the initial complaint for adults. Having a provider with specialized training in child and adolescent psychiatry, may increase the likelihood of obtaining an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan.
Dr. James Yi, MD PhD is a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, who is now accepting new patients at our Malvern, PA location. Call for additional information.