East Tennessee Children's Hospital
Developmental Behavioral Center
Pediatric developmental-behavioral medicine focuses on children with complex and severe developmental and behavioral problems. They consider each influence on the development and behavior of children and support them through an evidence-based approach that optimizes quality of life.
We provide diagnosis and medication management for children, adolescents and teens with a variety of behavioral disorders. We do not have the ability to provide counseling services or other types of therapy in our office, but we frequently recommend and refer to a variety of other providers in our community that can provide therapies & counseling if needed.
The caring staff at East Tennessee Children's Hospital Developmental Behavioral Center knows that children are not small adults. A child's body and mind are still developing, so his physical and emotional reactions are different from adults. The professionals at the Developmental-Behavioral Center are trained to examine and treat children in ways that will help children relax and feel comfortable in order to achieve the most accurate diagnosis and the greatest results from treatment designed just for them. In some cases, the staff will work in partnership with other experts at Children's Hospital, and in the community, to ensure a child receives excellent care.
Some of the conditions we help children and teens with are:
- Anxiety disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Developmental delay
- Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia or obesity)
- Behavioral problems caused by genetic or medical disorders
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Sleep disturbances
- Tic disorders
- Intellectual disability