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Child Psychiatry

UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital, our free-standing psychiatric hospital in Gainesville, has a general child and adolescent psychiatry inpatient unit and partial hospitalization program (PHP) for children ages 10 to 17 years old.

Children and adolescents are evaluated and treated for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including mood, anxiety, disruptive behaviors and substance abuse. The program provides behavioral therapies, group therapy, family therapy, individual therapies and medication as appropriate to individual treatment plans.

Through an assessment by a team of professionals and crisis stabilization treatment, this program focuses on providing behavioral education, medication management and family therapy.

Children and adolescents in the program are placed in a structured, safe environment where they have the opportunity to learn how to live and interact with others in positive ways.


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