Psychiatric Services

Mental health is vital to your child’s overall well-being.  At Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland, we offer treatment for anxiety, depression, and ADHD. 
Dr. Satran is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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Anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges are common among children and teens. At Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland in Pomona, New York, Andrew Satran, MD, offers psychiatric services to maximize your child’s mental health and overall well-being. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland by phone or book online today.

Psychiatric Services Q & A

What are psychiatric services?

Psychiatric services include treatments that can improve your child’s mood, ability to pay attention at school, and thrive in their environment. At Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland, Dr. Satran diagnoses and treats mental health disorders in children and teenagers. He personalizes each treatment to give your child the best outcome.

What are common mental health disorders in children?

Mental health struggles some people experience during their childhood include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse disorder

While children with past traumatic experiences have a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder, any child can experience it. Genetics and their environment contribute to mental health.

What are the symptoms of a mental health disorder?

Signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder depend on the type of condition your child has. You might notice:

  • Constant sadness
  • Fear or anxiousness
  • Isolation
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Problems at school
  • Changes in eating patterns
  • Substance misuse in teens

If you’re worried about your child’s well-being, have them visit Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland for an evaluation. 

How is a mental health disorder diagnosed?

To find out if your child has a mental health disorder requiring treatment, Dr. Satran reviews their medical history and asks questions about symptoms they have. He might complete a physical exam and recommend your child undergo blood tests or other diagnostic procedures. Dr. Satran also completes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment.

Which psychiatric services are available?

Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland offers a variety of psychiatric services for children and teenagers of all ages. Examples include:

  • Lifestyle change education
  • Medications
  • Counseling
  • Group therapy referrals
  • In-patient program referrals

Dr. Satran can refer out to qualified specialists for psychiatric services, group therapy, or in-patient programs as needed to ensure your child gets the care they need. He follows up with children and teens to ensure their treatment works effectively. 

If your child experiences symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, or another mental health disorder, schedule an appointment with Advanced Pediatrics of Rockland by phone or book online today.