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1 Hunter Avenue, Suite A, Armonk, NY 10504

(914) 730-6377

Welcome to Armonk Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Welcome to Armonk Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Welcome to Armonk Child & Adolescent PsychiatryWelcome to Armonk Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Services - who we treat

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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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.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

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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.

Anxiety

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 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

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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. 

Depression

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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.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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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.

Eating Disorders

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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.

LGBTQ Population

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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. 

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD, including Postpartum Depression)

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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. 

School Problems

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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: Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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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.