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Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers a number of specialized programs for children and adolescents with mental health concerns. These programs include:
Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Programs – We offer screening, assessment, and individualized alcohol and drug treatment to adolescents and their families through our structured outpatient program. Our goal is to promote a drug-free lifestyle with education, group and family counseling, and social support. Details about the Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Program
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Program – This program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents and adults, including psycho-educational testing for learning disorders. Parent and child behavior management groups and child coping skills groups are available. A summer treatment program for middle school students is available to enhance academic learning strategies, group cooperation and other skills for school success. The Duke ADHD program offers direct in-school consultation to teachers and other educational professionals. Details about the Duke ADHD Program
Biofeedback Services -- Our specialists use the most advanced technology to help referred patients 12 and older gain control over their physiological responses to stress and pain, and master deep muscle relaxation. The program uses behavioral management techniques to help people suffering from conditions such as headaches, anxiety disorders, cardiovascular conditions, chronic pain, stress and Type A behavior. Patients typically are referred to us after traditional treatment methods have failed. Details about Biofeedback Services
Eating Disorders Clinic – Our multidisciplinary team of specialists evaluates, diagnoses, and treats people of all ages who suffer from eating disorders that include:
Family Care Program (FCP) – The FCP works in partnership with the Durham County Mental Health Center to serve children of addicted Durham County women – and to help those women overcome drug addictions. Details about the Family Care Program (FCP)
Family Studies Program and Clinic – Our team of mental health experts is trained in treating families, and specialized in issues such as:
Medication Management Program – The Pediatric Psychopharmacology Service conducts diagnostic interviews and clinics for treating pediatric behavioral and emotional problems with medication. Details about Child Psychiatry Programs at Duke Children's
OCD and Tourette’s Disorder Program – Using the most advanced tools, the specialists within this program diagnose, evaluate and treat patients of all ages. Details about Child Psychiatry Programs at Duke Children's
Pediatric Neuropsychology Program – This program conducts neuropsychological, neurocognitive, behavioral and emotional assessments of children and adolescents with medical, developmental and learning disorders that may result from disease and/or treatment regimens. We also consult with physicians, parents and teachers to help patients adjust to and cope with their challenges. Details about the Pediatric Neuropsychology Program
Preschool Program – This program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations of preschool children, ages three to five, suspected of having disruptive, mood, anxiety, or other emotional or behavioral disorders. Details about Child Psychiatry Programs at Duke Children's
Program in Child Affective (Mood) and Anxiety Disorders – This program provides diagnostic evaluations and an array of ongoing treatments for children and adolescents, including individual, evidence-based psychological therapies. Medication management is offered through the Duke Pediatric Psychopharmacology Service. Family therapy is also available for adults and their children or adolescents identified with anxiety or mood problems. Details about Duke's Mood and Anxiety Disorders Treatments
Please note that many of these specialized clinical programs also conduct ongoing mental health research trials that may be accessible to eligible and interested patients and families.
To learn more about Duke’s mental health services for children and adolescents, or to schedule an appointment or get a referral, call 919-684-0100 locally or 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) toll-free.
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