Child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy is a branch of medicine that addresses psychological, psychosomatic and developmental illnesses and dysfunctions among children and adolescents, as well as psychological or socially abnormal behaviour among children and adolescents.

Doctors with specialist qualifications in this area deal specifically with people’s psychological, somatic and social development from birth through childhood and adolescence, all the way to adulthood. They treat children and adolescents with brain diseases, brain injuries, psychoses, psychological illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and neuroses. The diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to social behaviour, addictive behaviour, situations involving dependency or abuse, as well as learning disorders, learning disabilities or intellectual disability in children and adolescents is also included in this medical specialty.

Child and adolescent psychiatrists frequently work together with doctors from other medical specialties and other professionals such as teachers, remedial teachers or social workers, and take the child or adolescent’s environment (family, parents, siblings) into consideration when providing care and treatment.

Psychotherapy plays a key role among the various treatment options offered by child and adolescent psychiatry. Doctors who have gained a specialist qualification in this area therefore have in-depth training in psychotherapy. This includes the proven psychotherapeutic concepts of psychoanalysis, systemic therapy and behavioural therapy.  

Why choose Hirslanden


Child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


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