Children and Adolescents

  • Anthony Guerrero
  • Courtenay Matsu

The field of consultation-liaison child and adolescent psychiatry is an important and vital sub-subspecialty of both child and adolescent psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. The leading causes of morbidity and mortality among young people [e.g., accidents, homicide, malignancies, and suicide among youth ages to 19 years of age (Hoyert et al., 2006)] suggest that there is much that psychiatrists can potentially contribute to general medical physicians striving to provide the best possible preventive and treatment-oriented care to children and adolescents.


Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry General Medical Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Guerrero
    • 1
  • Courtenay Matsu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

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