Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatry for Children, Adolescents and Adults located in Wellington, FL

Adolescent Psychiatry
Adolescent Psychiatry services offered in Wellington, FL

Adolescents have a lot to navigate in life, starting at a young age. If your teen is struggling with depression, excess stress, or family conflicts, you can find integrative adolescent psychiatry services at Lewis Family Psychiatry. The experienced medical team offers psychiatric evaluations and customized treatment plans for a range of psychiatric conditions that affect young adolescents and teens. They offer ongoing support through a convenient telemedicine platform, so you can avoid unnecessary travel. Call the office in Wellington, Florida, to schedule an adolescent psychiatry appointment or book a consultation online today. 

What is adolescent psychiatry?

Adolescent psychiatry is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral health disorders that affect how teens act, think, and feel.

Untreated psychiatric conditions can affect your adolescent’s success at school, their behaviors at home and in social situations, and their self-esteem. Lewis Family Psychiatry takes an integrative approach to treating symptoms of a range of disorders, including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Thought disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The team offers measurement-based screenings and therapeutic consultations through an online telemedicine platform, so you won’t have to bring your child into the office for high-quality care.

When should I schedule an adolescent psychiatry appointment?

You should schedule an adolescent psychiatry appointment at Lewis Family Psychiatry if your child has symptoms of underlying mental or behavioral health conditions that are negatively impacting their quality of life.

These symptoms can include:

  • Anger issues
  • Irrational fears
  • Anxiousness
  • Depression
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Excessive moodiness
  • Persistent sadness

The team also addresses relationship conflicts between your child and other family members or friends.

If your child is having thoughts of suicide or causing others harm, seek immediate medical attention at the local emergency room or call 911.

What happens at an adolescent psychiatry appointment?

At a pre-scheduled appointment time, you meet with the Lewis Family Psychiatry provider through the telemedicine platform on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

They perform comprehensive psychiatric assessments through the online telemedicine platform to confirm your child’s diagnosis and create the right treatment plan. They can also address any concerns you have about your child’s mental, behavioral, or emotional health.

After completing their assessment of your child, the provider customizes an integrative treatment plan, which can include lifestyle changes, behavioral or cognitive therapy, and medications if necessary. They focus on reducing your child’s symptoms and enhancing their quality of life.

The Lewis Family Psychiatry team continues to monitor your child’s progress with treatment during follow-up telemedicine appointments. They can adjust medications when needed to optimize your child’s treatment results.

Call Lewis Family Psychiatry to schedule a child psychiatry appointment or book a telemedicine visit online today.