A psychiatrist is a medically trained doctor who specialises in mental health problems and their diagnosis, management and prevention.  Psychiatrists are also often involved in diagnosis of conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Tourette’s Syndrome.  A diagnosis of one of these conditions does not mean your child has mental health problems but your child may be more likely to have anxiety or poor sleep and these can be linked to mental health problems.  A psychiatrist will advise on treatment, including behavioural support and may suggest medication.