Andrew Giammona , MD
Division Director, Department of Psychiatry
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: University of New Mexico
Fellowship: Stanford University
Board Certification: Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Andrew Giammona, MD, specializes in the treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. He sees children in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and in the Emergency Department. Dr. Giammona is a knowledgeable interviewee on topics including anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, bi-polar disorder, depression, bereavement reactions, post-traumatic stress disorders, Tourette’s syndrome and reactions to chronic and acute illnesses, including childhood cancer. Much of his work involves identifying a problem, determining its causes, and consulting with patients and families about how to best treat the condition.
According to the National Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 children have an emotional or behavioral disorder. Of these children, 10 percent suffer from serious emotional disturbances and nearly 70 percent get little or no mental health assistance.
Source: National Mental Health Association
- Child and Adolescent mental health issues
- Coping with trauma, reaction to stress, violence
- Juvenile onset bipolar disorder
- Pediatric palliative care
- Eating disorders in adolescents
- Tourette's syndrome
Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder causing sudden and repeated rapid, involuntary movements. They range from vocal to physical tics repeatedly affecting the patient.
- The Byron Aoki Award for Outstanding Teacher of Pediatric Residents, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, 2001-2002
- Member, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Member, Northern California Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
- Member, American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry
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