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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Marco Grados in Child Psychiatry

Child psychiatrist Marco Grados in one of the sunlit lounges on the unit.


The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was founded by Dr. Leo Kanner in 1930. Kanner was the first physician to be identified as a child psychiatrist in this country, and his textbook, Child Psychiatry (1935), is credited with introducing the specialty to the academic community. Today, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins continues to provide the highest quality care to its patients. Building upon the vision of its founders, the Division remains at the forefront of patient care, professional education and research. Conditions we treat.  

We offer hospital-based intensive evaluation and treatment programs, as well as out-patient services. Within Hopkins Children's, there are two inpatient units: a partial hospitalization program (day hospital) and a consultation program. And we offer multiple psychiatry services in the community. Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and teachers. Other pediatric sub-specialists are available as needed and care is closely coordinated with outpatient providers. More information about our clinical services.  

Clinical Services

Learn more about current research and opportunities for  volunteer research participation

Learn more about  educational opportunities  in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 


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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bloomberg Children’s Center, Level 12
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone:  (410) 955-5335 
Referrals: 410-955-9444,  toll free: 800-765-5447
Fax: 410-614-7248

Mood Disorder Clinic Serves Antidote to Teen Despair

Elizabeth KastelicWhen Elizabeth Kastelic’s young patients leave the hospital they take with them their “coping” cards – handwritten reminders of their favorite things to do, whether it’s going for a run, talking with friends or working on a scrapbook. These are their own recipes against disaster, the substitutes for cutting themselves, taking drugs or attempting suicide when the low moods strike – and for these young patients with mood disorders, they will at times. Learn More About Mood Disorder Clinic Serves Antidote to Teen Despair