Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Expert Witness

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist meets with a patientA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry expert witness is a Child Psychiatrist who testifies about psychiatric issues affecting children of all ages.  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (also known as Pediatric Psychiatry or Child Psychiatry) is a branch of Psychiatry dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions in children and adolescents as well as the impact of their behaviors on families. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists must complete four years of medical school followed by four years of residency (often in Neurology or General Psychiatry) and an additional two years of fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Pediatric Psychiatrists treat a variety of psychiatric conditions ranging from anger problems to severe mental illness. Child Psychiatrists work in a variety of settings, including private practices and pediatric medical centers, and they offer treatment via psychotherapy, counseling, and psychiatric medications. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists who have attained the highest level of accreditation are Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and hold a subspecialty certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  An experienced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry expert witness will always have a subspecialty certificate.

Medical negligence claims against Child Psychiatrists are infrequent but may stem from alleged failures to act upon symptoms resulting in patient suicide or harm to others. More commonly, a Child Psychiatry expert witness will advocate for children and perform psychiatric examinations to assist courts with issues of juvenile competency, custodial rights, and guardianship. An experienced Child Psychiatry expert witness can handle any challenge.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Case Matter

From the treatment of common psychiatric issues to the most pervasive mental disorders, Elite Medical Experts aligns expert witnesses for all aspects of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric litigation and consulting, including:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism and autism spectrum disorders
  • Asperger’s
  • Gender identity disorder or Gender dysphoria
  • Anger and rage
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Psychosis
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mania
  • Anxiety and panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Conversion reaction and disorder
  • Anorexia nervosa and bulimia
  • Tic disorders
  • Suicidality, self-harm, self-mutilation

Given the range of specialized issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, an experienced, Board-Certified, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry expert witness Psychiatry is an invaluable resource for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected Child Psychiatry expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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