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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Madhvi Richards, MD

Madhvi Richards, MD
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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The child and adolescent residency program at Michigan State University is unlike any other in the country. This program is a unique blend of academic and community-based institutions.  We are a university-based program training residents in health care institutions in Lansing and nearby communities.  We are the third child and adolescent program in the state.

Our inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry rotation is done in cooperation with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. We utilize multiple community health care facilities including Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Center, DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Eaton County Family Drug Court, and others to help our residents learn how to treat complex psychopathology in children and adolescents.

Our residents learn in close association with our five full-time child and adolescent faculty members and a number of community-based faculty members. Our graduates are heavily represented in mid-size and smaller communities throughout Michigan.

Michigan State University is the first land grant university in the United States. It is the only university with three medical schools on campus. The Department of Psychiatry is a jointly administered department of the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program is dually accredited by both ACGME and the American Osteopathic Association. Please feel free to look around this website. If you like what you see and would like to learn more about our program, feel free to contact us at

Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5

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