What do paediatricians do?
Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers. They deal with illnesses and children’s physical, mental and behavioural development.
Diagnosis of ADHD
An ADHD diagnosis is usually made by a specialist paediatrician or child psychiatrist who assesses the child's behaviour, interviewing parents and teachers.
Diagnosis of autism
The earlier a diagnosis of autism is made, the sooner you and your child will receive the support and care you need.
Treatment for ADHD
Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can include several options, depending on the specific needs of each child and family.
Health checks for babies
Shortly before or after your baby is born, you'll be given a Child Health Record booklet. In Australia, this usually has a blue cover and is often called 'the blue book'.
Causes of ADHD
The causes of ADHD are not fully known. It is thought that genetic and environmental factors can interact, creating changes in brain development and function.
Symptoms of ADHD
Everyone gets restless from time to time. But for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can be very hard to stay focused on a task.
Cerebral palsy diagnosis
Learn about the ways cerebral palsy can be diagnosed, including tests and scans doctors may do. Getting the right diagnosis can be difficult but is important.
Depression in children
If your child has symptoms of depression, it's best to seek professional help. Find out more about depression and children.
Autism - dispelling the myths
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, affects around 1 in 100 Australians. Read about misconceptions about autism, such as symptoms and causes of the disorder.