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We offer a wealth of expertise, insight and compassionate support that can help your child deal with ADD/ADHD and successfully overcome its related social, emotional and educational challenges. Plus, our Director, John Samanich, MD, offers a wealth of expertise in the behavioral and medication management of ADD and ADHD. He works frequently with area schools and can help you and your child's educators develop appropriate and successful solutions. Click here for more information about ADD.
This group of developmental disabilities can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. At Armonk Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, we focus on addressing your child’s unique needs and challenges and work closely with your child, you the parents, and your child’s educators.
If your child’s fears cause distress and interfere with normal activities, he or she can find essential help here at ACAPsych. Treatments may include individual therapy, family therapy, medications and behavioral treatments.
Chronic pain may have many different causes and levels of impact on people’s lives. People suffering with chronic pain often also face mental health struggles. Chronic pain has a strong correlation with depressive and anxiety symptoms. Psychotherapy is highly recommended alongside of medical treatment.
Children under stress, those who experience loss, or who have learning, behavior or anxiety disorders are at risk for depression. If your child, teen, or young adult has feelings of depression that persist and interfere with their ability to function, contact us for a complete assessment.
A teen who is abusing alcohol or drugs presents one of the toughest challenges a parent can face. Often, other psychiatric disorders co-exist with substance abuse problems and need assessment and treatment. At ACAPsych, we have helped many teens overcome substance abuse and its related issues. We encourage you to seek our expertise before you make a decision about a treatment program for your teen's drug or alcohol abuse.
ACAPsych professionals are highly experienced in treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and more. We work closely with the child, parents and other immediate family members to provide the effective and supportive care needed to achieve excellent results.
The LGBTQ acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning. These terms are self-assigned by individuals to describe their sexual orientation or gender identity. People in the LGBTQ community are twice as likely to experience mental health struggles, are at higher risk for suicidal thinking and suicide attempts, LGBTQ high school students are almost five times as likely to attempt suicide compared to heterosexual peers. Research has shown that 48% of transgender adults have had suicidal thinking in the past year, as opposed to only 4% of the United States population. This population unfortunately, has an increased risk for societal issues such as discrimination, prejudice, harassment and family rejection. It is very important for those individuals in the LGBTQ community to gain support when they are experiencing emotional and/or societal struggles.
Formally known only as Postpartum Depression, “PMADS”, standing for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, is the new term for any mood struggles happening from pregnancy through the first year after childbirth. It is believed that this affects 1 in 5 new or expecting mothers and their families. Women of every age, culture, socioeconomic status and race can develop a postpartum mood disorder. These symptoms can occur suddenly, or gradually; immediately or after a few months. These mood struggles can be caused by changes in biology, environmental, emotional support/ expectations or physiology. It is extremely important to seek therapy during this phase, as PMADS is treatable with the right help.
From bullying and other social issues, to classroom-centered challenges, the professionals at ACAPsych will help your child address and overcome their issues using effective guidance and proven techniques. Dr. John Samanich also works through difficulties during the transition from high school to college, and those that need help after an unsuccessful attempt to college who then return home.
Trauma is defined as a person experiencing or witnessing an act that threatens or causes harm to themselves or others. These events may include a car accident, abuse, assault, or war combat. Other events may also cause a trauma response, despite seeming less harmful, such as complications in childbirth, something that causes fear for your life or an upsetting change in one’s life. Symptoms associated with trauma may include intense fear, worry, feeling scared, nightmares or flashbacks of the upsetting event.