Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Patient Care and Treatment

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Patient Care and Treatment

Learn more about symptoms and treatments for mental health problems in children including ADHD, autism, anxiety and depression

Schedule an appointment

Outpatient

717-531-8338 (Hershey)

or

717-782-2737 (Harrisburg)

Expert care for children’s mental health

The team of specialists at Penn State Children’s Hospital Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and its partners provide evidence-based treatments for a wide range of behavioral and emotional problems in children.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental health problems in children. We have specialized programs for each disorder and treatments for a wide range of other mental health disorders as well as for managing the stress of coping with chronic medical illness.

Group Program

Does Your Child Have a Chronic Illness?This group is open to any child or teenager, ages 6 to 18 years, facing any chronic medical condition (headaches, diabetes, etc.).

Eight-week group sessions will be held at Penn State Medical Group, 22 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 (behind Tanger Outlet Center) and are designed specifically for children and teenagers, and their families, to help cope with the stressors of having a chronic illness. Participants focus on identifying stressors that can make physical symptoms worse, learn how stress impacts their body and illness, and how to manage these stressors to help improve overall daily function.

This group is open to any child or teenager, ages 6 to 18 years, facing any chronic medical condition (headaches, diabetes, etc.). Timothy Zeiger, PsyD, assistant professor, psychiatry, leads the group.

Parents wanting more information, please call our CareLine at 800-243-1455. Physicians who would like to discuss or make a referral, please call the MD Network at 800-233-4082.

*This group is not appropriate for those with active suicidal ideation, severe depression that is likely to interfere with participation and attendance, active psychotic symptoms or any autism spectrum disorder.