Child and adolescent psychiatry helps your child overcome the mental health challenges that can have a crushing impact on their school success, social development, and home life. Aruna Tummala, MD, at Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry has extensive experience treating the unique mental health problems of children and teens. Dr. Tummala uses a customized combination of Western, functional, and Ayurvedic medicine. If your child needs guidance and support, you can schedule an in-person or telepsychiatry appointment. Call the office in New Berlin, Wisconsin, or book online today.
Mental health disorders begin earlier than you may realize. Developmental disabilities usually begin before birth and the signs often appear before they enter school. Additionally, half of all serious mental illnesses begin before age 14.
Dr. Tummala cares for children aged four and older, diagnosing and treating conditions such as:
Children with one mental health condition often have a second disorder, making it harder to understand and manage their challenges.
You should consider consulting Dr. Tummala any time your child's behaviors or emotions occur frequently, diminish their success at school, disrupt family life, or seem out of proportion to the situation or their age.
Your child may need help when they:
You may also notice that their school performance suddenly declines from its usual level.
Child and adolescent mental health disorders arise from a complex interaction of variables. Genetic tendencies, systemic inflammation, and environmental influences such as their diet and exposure to toxins all contribute to psychological problems.
Though prescription medications ease symptoms, they can't heal the many issues influencing your child's mental health. That's why Dr. Tummala performs a thorough psychological and "root cause" evaluation.
During a root cause evaluation, she looks at the gut-brain axis, microbiome, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and the health of your child's immune system.
After identifying all the underlying physical issues that affect your child's mental (and physical) health, and diagnosing their mental health disorder, she creates individualized integrative treatments.
A few examples of include:
Dr. Tummala prescribes psychiatric medications when needed, but always in the smallest effective dose and for a limited time to minimize side effects.
If your child or adolescent needs exceptional psychiatric care, call the Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry or book an appointment online today.