Aziz Ahmed Soomro, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

We Provide Child and Adolescent Psychiatry​ to patients in Nassau, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk
and Westchester Counties of New York.

We also Provide Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to patients in counties of Fairfield & Litchfield of CT.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, often referred to as Pediatric Psychiatry, is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the mental health and emotional well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have completed additional training in psychiatry to work specifically with this age group. Dr. Soomro is a trained Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and completed his training at Dartmouth Medical School for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry plays a crucial role in addressing the unique mental health needs of young people, promoting their well-being, and helping them navigate the challenges they face as they grow and develop. It requires a deep understanding of child development, psychology, and psychiatry, as well as empathy and effective communication skills when working with young patients and their families.

Children and Adolescents may need to see a psychiatrist for various reasons related to their mental and emotional well-being. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists evaluate and diagnose a wide range of mental health conditions in young individuals. Some of these may include:

Children and adolescents are susceptible to mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Hormonal changes, academic pressures, social challenges, and identity development can contribute to these conditions. A psychiatrist can assess the severity of symptoms and provide appropriate treatment, which may include therapy and medication.

Children and adolescents can experience significant anxiety due to school stress, peer pressure, social anxiety, or generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can affect their daily functioning and quality of life. A psychiatrist can diagnose and provide strategies to manage anxiety, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication if needed.

Adolescents may experiment with drugs and alcohol, leading to substance abuse issues. A psychiatrist can assess the extent of substance use, underlying emotional factors, and co-occurring mental health conditions. They can help develop a treatment plan and provide support for recovery.

Conditions like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder often emerge during adolescence. These disorders can have serious physical and psychological consequences. A psychiatrist, along with a multidisciplinary team, can offer assessment and treatment, including therapy and nutritional counseling.

Adolescents who engage in self-harming behaviors or express suicidal thoughts require immediate psychiatric intervention. A psychiatrist can conduct a thorough assessment of the risk level, provide crisis intervention, and develop a safety plan. They will also work to address underlying emotional issues and provide ongoing support.

Child and adolescent psychiatry session near Suffolk, Nassau, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties of New York.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services are available to patients in counties of New York:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services are available to patients in counties of CT:

It’s crucial to remember that adolescence is a time of rapid change, and many adolescents experience emotional and behavioral challenges as they navigate the transition to adulthood. A psychiatrist can provide expert guidance, diagnosis, and treatment to help adolescents and their families address these issues effectively and promote healthy development. Additionally, early intervention can prevent more severe mental health problems in the future.

A good Child & Adolescent psychiatrist possesses a combination of qualifications, skills, and personal qualities that enable them to provide effective and compassionate care to children and adolescents facing mental health challenges. 

Dr. Soomro has a genuine desire to help children and adolescents lead healthier, happier lives by addressing their mental health needs. His ability to establish trust, create a supportive therapeutic environment, and adapt his approach to each individual patient is essential for successful treatment.


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