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Inpatient Psychiatry

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The staff of our inpatient unit have advanced training in helping children and teens whose emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders require hospitalization. We also offer outpatient consultation to young people dealing with the stress of a chronic medical condition, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. In addition, consultation is provided for children admitted for medical and/or surgical care who may also be experiencing emotional or mental health issues.

If your child or teen is experiencing a mental health crisis, our behavioral health emergency services, located within Akron Childrens' emergency department, is dedicated to evaluating and treating children and teens who present to our ER with mental and behavioral problems.


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Inpatient Psychiatry
Akron Children's Inpatient Psychiatry, Akron
Main Hospital Building
214 West Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44338
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Our Doctors/Providers


Charles Brown, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Elena Hissett, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Laura Markley, MD

Medical Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Medical Director, Addiction Services; President-Elect, Medical Staff; Community Pediatrics Liaison; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; General Pediatrician - Adolescent Medicine

Accepting New Patients


Susan Neilan, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Jason Spivey, Sr., MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Tiffany Thomas-Lakia, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Andrea Nelson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Anorexia Nervosa, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Self Injury, ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, Binge Eating Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Dysthymia, Eating Disorders, Female Athlete Triad, Phobia, Pica, trichotillomania

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