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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to see a child psychiatrist for my child?

Child and adolescent psychiatrist, specifically deal with children and adolescents. They have expertise in providing diagnostic evaluations and recommendations from a developmental perspective.

Are both the parents required to attend the session?

Educating parents about child issues and behaviors is essential part of the evaluation process. However, in case one parent is unavailable or unwilling, the other parent can attend the session, as home management and parenting skills are a part of the intervention in children.

Will my child be affected by a visit to a child psychiatrist?

Most children open up, as they are made comfortable in the session and rapport builds over time.

Should I tell my child that he is visiting a child psychiatrist?

Assure your child that this doctor evaluates a lot of children and would be guiding them in dealing with their school, academic and peer related issues.

Should I force the child, in case he/she refuses to come?

Forcing the child is not required, in many cases the first session could involve only the parents and specific suggestions would be given to the parents on how to introduce the child in the coming sessions.

Should I inform school about your recommendations?

Informing the school could be beneficial in obtaining school support to implement appropriate classroom accommodations.

Do children intentionally misbehave to seek attention?

There could be underlying issues/conditions which need to be identified and address reduce behavioral issues. Not all behaviors exhibited by children is intentional.

How do we deal with parental resistance in seeking consultation?

Behavioral issues need to be documented and addressed during parent teacher meeting. The importance of seeking professional consultation, need to be emphasized in the best interest of the child.

When should we advise parents to seek professional consultation?

Behavior such as hyperactivity, inattention, aggression, difficulty in coping with academics, refusing to go to school, peer related difficulty, difficulty in adjusting with teachers & friends, self- harm and other mood/anxiety issues are some of the issues which need professional consultation.

As a school or teacher how do we help the child?

Collaborating with the professionals and understanding the underlying issues in a child, would help in providing adequate classroom accommodations and behavioral monitoring on school premises.

Should the child be first seen by a counselor/ psychologist or a child psychiatrist?

In some cases a child counselor or psychologist could see the child initially. However, if the behavioral issues are long standing or worsening a diagnostic evaluation by a child psychiatrist with recommendations would help in addressing issues on priority.