Current situation of child psychiatric services:

Child and adolescent psychiatrists are working in universities, regional psychiatric services, mental hospitals, private practices or public health institutions.

In 2015 there were 2,168 active child and adolescent psychiatrists in Germany 1,387 of them female. In 2015 967 of them were working in clinics, 935 were working in private practices (acc. to Bundesärztekammer: Ärztestatistik on 31.12.2015).

In 2009 there was one child and adolescent psychiatrist available per 20,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18 the relation is now improving but yet does not meet the needs.

The hyperkinetic disorder has been the most common mental disorder in child and adolescent psychiatry in the last decade.