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    I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!

      

    - US Senator

      

     
     
  • Behavior Problems

    Does your child exhibit one or more of the following behaviors?

    • Not listening at school or home
    • Agitated, Aggressive or Defiant behavior
    • Excessive biting
    • Out of control
    • Temper tantrums
    • Acting violent/Harming themself or others
    • Vandalism
    • Decline in academic performance
    • Difficulty in making or keeping a friend
    • Self-motivation appears to be difficult
    As parents, watching your child grow and mature can bring great excitement. However, with growth comes change. Some children become defiant, aggressive, act out and exhibit other behavior problems. Sometimes it is hard to know when to seek help outside the family.
    Potomac Psychiatry will help your child by emphasizing and promoting positive behavior, figuring out the sources and factors of the negative behavior and also assist your family in laying a foundation that can help your child thrive for years to come. We always involve parents with the treatment plan and work in collaboration with schools and pediatricians in order to implement the most effective outcome.
    ADHD, Depression and Bipolar disorder in children and adolescents

    Sometimes underlying conditions such as ADHD, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder can bring about or exacerbate behavior problems in your child. Our staff has expertise in diagnosing and treating these conditions and are here to help.

    Bullying

    Bullying inside and outside of school has become a significant issue that impacts many children. Whether your child is the victim of bullying or the bully, Potomac Psychiatry can help. Bullying can cause serious harm for your child extending into adulthood and intervention is very important.

    Individuals who are bullied are more prone to depression, low-self esteem and other negative consequences. A child who is bullying other kids may in fact be acting out due to depression, feelings of anger, anxiety issues, or low self-esteem. They may not know how to deal with these issues positively and proactively. At Potomac Psychiatry, we can help. We will meet your child where he or she is, assess what is happening, and develop a plan to help.

    Call us at 301.984.9791 to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment.

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314