Pediatric Psychiatry | OLOL Children's Hospital

Pediatric Psychiatry

At Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, we offer both inpatient and outpatient services. Our highly trained psychiatrists treat everything from emotional problems to mood and developmental disorders.

Our specialists are educated in the latest behavioral medicine practices and will conduct an assessment of your child's mental health, often after interviewing the family and other care providers before recommending treatment with or without medical prescriptions.

The role of our psychiatrists is to identify and diagnose mental health problems and educate families on coping with the problem and encouraging the patient in his or her treatment.

Pediatric Psychiatry Specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

John deBack, MD earned his undergraduate and medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his internship at Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans, LA and his residency in child psychiatry at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. Dr. deBack is Board Certified in psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Joseph A. Grizzaffi, MD, earned his medical degree from and completed his residency in psychiatry at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is Board Certified in general and child/adolescent psychiatry and specializes in anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, attention deficit disorder, bipolar/mood disorders, psychotic disorders, autistic spectrum disorders and adjustment disorders. Dr. Grizzaffi is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and faculty in the LSU-OLOL Psychiatry residency program.

Warren Trask, Jr.earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed his internship at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University in Montreal, QC Canada and residency programs at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, Kingseat Hospital and Auckland Hospital Board, University of Auckland in New Zealand. Dr. Trask is Fellowship trained in child psychiatry and psychoanalytic medicine. He is Board Certified in psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Melissa Watson, MD earned her medical degree and completed her internship, general psychiatric residency, and child and adolescent psychiatric Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Watson is Board Certified in psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Diagnoses and Treatment

  • Mental health assessment
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Therapy
  • Mental health disorders
  • Emotional problems
  • Mood disorders - depression, bipolar disorder
  • Behavior disorders - ADHD
  • Developmental disorders - Autism
  • Learning disabilities

Outpatient Pediatric Psychiatry services available at this location:

The Family Center - Baton Rouge
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 6000
Telephone: (225) 765-8648