If your child has behavioral issues, intervention from the pediatric medical professionals at Manchester Pediatric Associates can help. They offer psychiatric services for your child with compassion and expert care. To make an appointment for your child or to schedule a consultation, call the friendly staff in South Windsor, or Tolland, Connecticut, or use the online booking tool today.

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When are pediatric psychiatric services necessary for my child?

As your child grows up, certain life changes can cause them to undergo normal behavioral changes. For example, your child might react to life’s circumstances, such as changing schools, a new sibling coming into the family unit, the death of a loved one, or experiencing the hardship of parents getting divorced.

Typically, the emotional effects of most situations subside over time. However, if irrational behavior continues for weeks or even months, you should seek help from the professionals at Manchester Pediatric Associates.

What are signs that my child might need psychiatric services?

Paying close attention to your child’s attitudes, behaviors, and actions can alert you to problematic issues that might include:

  • Temper tantrums
  • No response to discipline
  • Anxiety
  • Intense frustration
  • Undiagnosed learning problems
  • Depression
  • Issues with social interaction
  • Excessive fear
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-injury

Your child might also show signs of behavioral issues if you have mental illness in your family history.

If you notice any of the issues listed above or if your child displays any kind of out-of-the-ordinary behaviors, seek professional help from the team at Manchester Pediatric Associates as soon as you can. The earlier your child gets treatment, the easier it can be to help them.

Can psychiatric services help my child’s behavior improve?

The team at Manchester Pediatric has the expertise and experience to address your child’s behavioral issues with compassion, understanding, and care. They treat each child with sensitivity and customize treatment plans that aid in helping them with their specific needs.

The team assesses your child’s:

  • Personality
  • Talents
  • Skills
  • Temperament
  • Physical abilities
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

These factors play a huge role in discipline strategies to help your child manage their behaviors.

The team provides you with guidelines and specific steps to help your child navigate through their struggles. Plans might include positive, gentle, and boundary-based disciplines. They can also include behavior modification techniques and emotion coaching.

The professionals at Manchester Pediatric Associates consult with you in detail about the plan for your child. You might experience some trial and error, but the team at the practice monitors the behavior of your child closely as part of the follow-up process.

To schedule an evaluation for your child, call or use the online booking tool to schedule your visit today.