Department of Psychosocial Medicine
Our mission is to provide psychiatric and psychological support for children, adolescents and pregnant women with mental health problems, family problems, or trauma-related conditions.
The department has three medical divisions: the Division of Infant and Toddler Mental Health, the Division of Child Mental Health and the Division of Adolescent Mental Health. Our department also has a team of psychologists who provide psychological testing and assessment, psychotherapy and developmental support.
Diagnosis and treatment policy
We provide thorough psychiatric assessments, including mental status examinations, psychological assessments, family assessments, and biological assessments (EEG, diagnostic imaging and so on). We also provide a full range of treatments, including psychotherapy (such as cognitive behavior therapy, play therapy, family therapy), medication, support for parents, and other special treatment programs. We work closely with other hospital departments and the community mental health service.
- Psychological and psychiatric support for pregnant women
- Psychological and psychiatric support for physically ill children and their families
- Assessment and treatment for attachment problems
- Prevention and intervention of serious parent-child relationship problems, such as child abuse
- Treatment for traumatized children
- Comprehensive treatment including family support for children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Treatment of eating disorders from preadolescence to early adolescence in cooperation with general pediatricians
Target diseases and conditions
- Neurodevelopmental disorders: ASD, ADHD, specific learning disorder, and others
- Attachment disorders
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Child maltreatment
- Childhood trauma
- School refusal