Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

What is a child and adolescent psychiatrist?  

 A child and adolescent psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems in infants, children and young people. In addition to the primary medical degree and mandated experiences in general medicine, child and adolescent psychiatrists have undertaken a minimum of five years of specialty training prescribed by the RANZCP. Child and adolescent psychiatrists undertake specific training leading to the advanced certificate in child and adolescent psychiatry. 
 

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