The Department of Psychiatry at Sidra will be one of the primary sources for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care in Qatar. We will work with our stakeholders to create a state-of-the-art, culturally competent, child and family centered system that promotes recovery/wellness for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders and their families. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division will be led by a Division Chief who will also be the Vice Chair for Psychiatry Department. The Division will include child & adolescent psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, psychiatry nurses and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows.
Our program will look beyond ‘the stigma and taboo’ to help build a system where access will be easier and services are more effective. The program will aim to provide and advocate for mental health services for children and their families with a focus on treatment, prevention and promotion.
We will provide Child and Adolescent Mental Health services to pediatric patients from birth to 17 years of age who have serious emotional disturbance. The target group includes young people with a diagnosable psychiatric disorder whose condition is detrimental to their growth or development and /or who have serious difficulties in their social group, school or family. If appropriate, the child will be referred out to other paraprofessionals such as speech, occupational, physical therapists and social workers.
Attention Deficity Hypersensitivity Disorder
Complex Autism Spectrum Disorder
Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder