• What is child and adolescent psychiatry?

    This is a subspecialty of psychiatry that involves having additional skills and training in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders of childhood and adolescence. Psychiatrists must complete an additional two year fellowship in the subspecialty of child and adolescent psychiatry after completion of a three to four year residency in general psychiatry. Board certification in general psychiatry must be achieved prior to qualifying for Board certification in child and adolescent psychiatry.