Journal of Psychiatry is a peer-reviewed Scholarly Journal in child and adolescent psychiatry. The journal is aimed at clinicians and researchers focused on improving the knowledge base for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of mental health conditions in children and adolescents.The branch of psychiatry that specializes in the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychopathological disorders of children, adolescents, and their families, child and adolescent psychiatry encompasses the clinical analysis of phenomenology, biologic factors, psychosocial factors, genetic factors, demographic factors, environmental factors, history, and the reaction to interventions of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. An important antecedent to the specialty of child psychiatry was the social recognition of childhood as a special phase of life with its own developmental stages, starting with the neonate and eventually extending through adolescence. The child and adolescent psychiatrist makes a diagnosis based on the model of behavior and emotional symptoms, using a standardized set of diagnostic criteria such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The child and adolescent psychiatrist then designs a treatment plan which considers all the components and discusses these recommendations with the child or adolescent and family. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are also qualified adult psychiatrists. Many residents are diffident to consider sub specialization because they think they will have to "give up" seeing adult patients, which they enjoy. The reality is that most child and adolescent psychiatrists also see adults.OMICS publishes original scientific and specialized articles on all aspects of clinical chemistry, medical biochemistry and related scientific disciplines. Also provides the researchers and young minds descriptions of new experimental methods of biochemical importance, or new interpretations of existing result.
Last date updated on June, 2014