Do you find yourself asking the following questions?

  • Would my child or teen potentially benefit from medication?
  • Do I need a psychiatrist who specializes in adolescence?
  • Did our pediatrician suggest that we seek a psychiatrist’s expertise?
  • Am I looking for a diagnosis to help make sense of what my child or teen is going through?
  • Where can we find medical guidance to better understand this mental illness?

What Is Psychiatry?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, psychiatry services might be right for you or your adolescent. Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health, meaning they are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.

People turn to psychiatric help for many reasons. Here are some of the most common situations that cause individuals to seek our support.

  1. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing “voices.”
  2. In other cases, they may be more long-standing, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiety that never seem to lift.
  3. Psychiatry can also be useful for individuals with problems functioning in daily life, causing the everyday to feel distorted or out of control.
  4. Children and teens might come in for difficulty concentrating in school or for behavioral problems that haven’t improved with therapy.

Adolescents’ brains are still developing and so it is important to seek a psychiatrist who specializes in this specific population and understands the complexities of treating an adolescent. We at Campbell Teen and Family Therapy can proudly say that our passion is to serve young people. Our mission is to provide holistic support, because mental health care is essential to overall health and well-being.

Ready to get started?

We have experienced psychiatrists on staff who can assess, diagnose, and treat adolescents. They will coordinate care with each client’s therapist/doctor to provide the best prognosis in dealing with mental illness. Call now (408) 628-0532 to schedule an assessment to see if psychiatry services are right for your teen or family. Campbell Teen & Family Therapy (CTFT) is proud to provide services for Campbell, San Jose, and the entire Bay Area!