Professor Peter Hill
MA MB BChir FRCP FRCPCH FRCPsych
35 Great James Street
London WC1N 3HB
Tel: 020 7486 2332
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
The sort of problems I see...
I see patients under the age of 18 with emotional, behavioural, communication or relationship difficulties.
The types of problem I see most frequently are:
- Problems with attention and/or overactivity, particularly when attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is suspected
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Tic disorders and Tourette's syndrome
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulties with social interaction, including autistic spectrum disorders
- Problems with self-organisation, especially when associated with dyspraxia and/or memory difficulties
- Children who have received various previous assessments and diagnoses, yet whose problems need clarifying
This isn't by any means a complete list, but is meant to give a general idea. I am also increasingly asked to see teenagers with psychotic and bipolar disorder or who have rare neuropsychiatric conditions and I’m often asked for advice on recent advances in medication for psychological problems.
I'm not the best person to see eating disorders or drug abuse (others do it better), nor do I have much to offer in the diagnosis of general learning disability (mental handicap). I cannot help badly behaved teenagers who simply flout authority. I don't do medico-Iegal work any more.