ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Psychiatrist, Mandeville, Hammond, Slidell

Services

Treatment for Children with ADHD, Anxiety, Behavioral Difficulties, Depression

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
Medicine
Family, Individual and Play Therapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD, an anxiety disorder)
Childhood Bipolar Disorder
Children and adolescents up 16 years old treated

How Can We Help?

“…We understand that behavioral and emotional difficulties with children can be difficult for both child and family to live with.  Treatment benefits from a close relationship between caregiver, child, and doctor…a child psychiatrist is trained to look at the whole child including biology, psychology, and social effects on the child. Therapy and medicine can add to treatment. We are fortunate to have trained child therapists who work with us.  Therapists use play as a medium to help better understand children and to help teach the child ways to process emotions to make better decisions.  Our goal is success, returning your child and family to a normal and fulfilled life …”

How Can We Help with Depression?

Like nearly all illnesses in medicine, depression does not come by choice.  We as humans enjoy being happy.  Why do we then have feelings of sadness?  Sadness is a natural part of being human and this emotion helps us cherish life more and helps us better encompass the significance of life.  At times, though, depression can go beyond our brain acting in a normal fashion.  When the environment becomes too overwhelming or when there is a genetic pre-disposition to sadness or some combination of the two, clinical depression (Major Depressive Disorder) can occur.  Just as in asthma, many times depression is hereditary to a degree and it can be exacerbated by environmental stress. There are many treatment options for depression and when a young person is feeling overwhelmed by sadness it is comforting to know that there are people who care.  The staff at Acadian Care understands that open communication, trust, and working together as a team with the family, patient, therapist, and doctor are significantly helpful in treating depression.  Many cases of depression can be treated without medicine; however, in some more severe cases medicine is a potentially beneficial option to have.  A silver lining to the cloud of depression is that through its treatment, patients can learn to better handle stress and can even model healthy behaviors for others around them.