Staff: Dr Andrew Kennedy

 

Helping to deal with the physical, emotional and social challenges of young adulthood

The period from puberty through to young adulthood can throw up a range of physical, emotional and social challenges for children. Many of these are behavioural problems such as eating disorders, social anxiety and substance abuse, as well as age-specific physical conditions. Many are complex conditions that require professional diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care.

Our paediatric specialists in adolescent medicine can help provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for all health issues that commonly arise during these years. This includes looking at all aspects of their physical and mental health with the young person and family both closely involved in the process.

With extensive expertise in adolescent medicine our specialists can assess and treat for a variety of conditions and issues, including:

    •     ADHD
    •     Anxiety
    •     Chronic fatigue syndrome
    •     Depression
    •     Eating disorders and body image concerns
    •     Mood disorders
    •     Substance abuse

 

As a multi-disciplinary paediatric clinic our other specialists are also available for consultation if your child has a separate, related condition. Working closely together we ensure that they receive the most appropriate care in a safe, warm and reassuring environment.

 

Please ask for a referral to The Children’s Clinic or contact our friendly team directly to find out if we can help with any aspect of your child’s health needs.