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Child And Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist

Wendell Street Psychiatric, LLC

Board Certified Psychiatrists located in Fairbanks, AK

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders can affect kids and teens as well as adults. At Wendell Street Psychiatric, LLC, in Fairbanks, Alaska, board-certified psychiatrist Mikki Barker, DO, and her expert team offer advanced child and adolescent psychiatry services to enhance quality of life in children and adults of all ages. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Q & A

What is child and adolescent psychiatry?

Child and adolescent psychiatry at Wendell Street Psychiatric, LLC, includes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders unique to children and teens. It focuses on emotional, mental, and behavioral issues, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHA
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Other mental health problems

The Wendell Street Psychiatric, LLC, team treats a wide array of psychological conditions to restore your child’s overall well-being and quality of life.

What are the benefits of child and adolescent psychiatry?

Seeing a psychiatrist at Wendell Street Psychiatric, LLC, helps your child or teen function well in their environment, feel happy, and avoid mental health complications or addictions. Their specialized treatment can change thought and behavior patterns to improve relationships with peers, parents, and teachers.

What are the symptoms of mental health disorders?

Signs and symptoms of mental health disorders in children and teens to watch out for include:

  • Behavioral problems at school
  • Social problems or withdrawal
  • Feeling sad
  • Problems focusing 
  • Hyperactivity or chronic fatigue
  • Excessive fears or worries
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Excessive anger
  • Suicidal thoughts

If your child struggles to cope with certain situations at school, their job, or in interpersonal relationships, see the Wendell Street Psychiatric, LLC, team for an evaluation. 

Which pediatric psychiatry treatments are available?

To find out which psychiatric disorder your child might have, a psychiatrist talks with them about their medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Your child’s treatment might include:

Counseling

Individual, family, or group counseling helps your child make thought and behavioral changes to reduce the risk of mental health complications and help them thrive in their environment. Social skills therapy can improve communication and interpersonal relationships.

Medications

Taking certain medications can ease anxiety, reduce depression, improve focus, or reduce hyperactivity. The Wendell Street Psychiatric, LLC, team lets you know which medications, if any, are right for you.

If you or your child shows signs of depression or another mental health disorder, schedule a child and adolescent psychiatry consultation over the phone or online with the experts at Wendell Street Psychiatric, LLC.