Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology by Caring Professionals
Children with psychiatric and emotional disorders need expert, coordinated care to help them cope with life’s challenges. Georgia Regents Medical Center Psychiatry and Health Behavior offers outpatient and inpatient treatment for children ages 6-16 years with emotional and behavioral problems such as:
Interdisciplinary Care by Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
Care is delivered by an interdisciplinary treatment team of child and adolescent psychiatrists and child and adolescent psychologists, including specialists in eating disorders, ADHD and autism. They are supported by social workers, a recreational therapist, a special needs teacher, a registered dietician and psychiatric nurses and technicians. The team offers:
- Short-term inpatient psychiatric care in a dedicated unit focused on evaluation, consultation, crisis stabilization and treatment planning
- Family assessments, consultations, therapy and medication management
- Outpatient and inpatient care for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders
- A multidisciplinary outpatient Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) program for children ages to 16 whose ADHD is difficult to treat
- A behavioral management program for autism
- Patient Family Centered Care
- All the resources of one of Georgia’s largest academic medical centers
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists:
Eric Lewkowiez, MD
Dr. Eric Lewkowiez is a graduate of Temple University and received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Lewkowiez completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in psychiatry. His clinical interests include ADHD, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, and pervasive developmental disorders.
Donna Londino, MD
Dr. Londino is an Associate Professor in the Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry at the Georgia Regents Medical Center. She also is Medical Director of Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services. She is a graduate of the Georgia Regents Medical Center School of Medicine and received her residency and fellowship training through the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Georgia Regents Medical Center. She is board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Her clinical interests include acute stabilization and care through a multidisciplinary approach on the inpatient unit, high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, psychopharmacology, and therapy for young children and their families.
Dale Peeples, MD
Dr. Dale Peeples was a graduate of Winthrop University before attending medical school at the University of South Carolina. He completed his general psychiatry training and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Georgia Regents Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Areas of interest include telepsychiatry, juvenile justice and the effects of media exposure on children.
Sandra G. Sexson, MD
Dr. Sexson is Professor and Chief of the Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry at the Georgia Regents Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, University of Texas at San Antonio and Washington University. She is board certified in both psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry and has been named as one of "America's Top Doctors" each year since coming to Georgia Regents Medical Center. Her primary research interests are in the developmental, psychological and emotional issues of chronic illness in children and adolescents.
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