In this chapter, we shall present some points of view about meeting children’s psychiatric needs under the following broad headings:
1. Direct work with children and adolescents in the general psychiatrist’s practice.
2. Implications in care of adult patients of the two-way interaction between them and their children, especially with regard to the impact upon the children of psychopathological reactions or states in their families.
3. Opportunities for application of knowledge about growth and development in consultative and collaborative roles.