Children & Adolescents Mental Health Department

Platon said: "The soul is the key to true wisdom." In all cases, however, soul is the main responsible for various “dysfunctions” of childhood and puberty.

The Department

The Children & Adolescents Mental Health Department of MITERA Children’s Hospital offers the following:

  • Psychological support to parents with a premature child aiming to help them cope with the trauma of premature birth and early separation as well as to establish a healthy relationship between the mother and the infant.
  • Evaluation of the psychological state of children and adolescents.
  • Short-term psychotherapeutic intervention to children and adolescents.
  • Psychological pre-surgical preparation of the child and its family.
  • Training and psychological support to children or adolescents with type 1 diabetes as well as counseling of parents of children with type 1 diabetes.

Seminars for new parents

These seminars are addressed mainly to parents that have children in the preschool age. During those seminars, any learning difficulties or delayed speech/language development are assessed. Moreover, any motor problems or attention deficit disorders are treated as well as behavioral problems, nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), sibling rivalry, etc. In addition, children’s lies, their patterns and handling are discussed and parents are helped to set limits for their children according to their age.

As regards families with children in school age, the Seminars offer assessment of their learning and intellectual development as well as of any potential learning difficulties or dyslexia.  Finally, as regards parents with children in adolescence, the Seminars help those parents to understand the social and emotional challenges of this phase that precedes the age of majority, Intelligence Quotient and Personality Quotient Tests are provided and any communication problems between the parents and the adolescent are explained.