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Dr Elaine Chung

Job title Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Area of Expertise

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Liaison psychiatry
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Emerging Emotionally Unstable Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology, in combination with psychological therapies



Dr Elaine Chung is a Locum Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with the Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology and Rare Diseases, working with children and young people who have not responded to previous psychopharmacological interventions, or who are extremely sensitive to side effects, often in the context of complex neurodevelopmental profiles and co-existing anxiety, mood disorders and psychosis, and their families. She is Vice Chair of the London and South East Branch Committee of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).

She studied medicine at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, and St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals’ Medical School. She trained as a psychiatrist at St George’s, completing her higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Maudsley.

She has been a consultant since 2008, and has previously worked at the Royal Free Hospital in the paediatric liaison, neurodevelopmental, regional eating disorders and general CAMHS; with the National Specialist CAMHS Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Service, and Paediatric Liaison Service at the Maudsley, and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Feeding and Eating Disorders Service.

Education and Training

  • BA University of Cambridge (Peterhouse), 1996
  • MBBS University of London (St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals’ Medical Schools), 1999
  • St. George’s SHO Training Scheme in Psychiatry, 2000-2004                
  • MRCPsych, 2004
  • Maudsley SpR Training Scheme in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005-2008


Prognosis and outcome in ARFID, Chapter 18 In: R Bryant-Waugh and C Higgins Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence: A Clinical Guide Oxfordshire: Routledge; 2020. pp.223-235

Challenges in obsessive compulsive disorder. E Chung, A Kharod, I Heyman. In: D Skuse, H Bruce, L Dowdney Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Frameworks for Clinical Training and Practice, 3rd Ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons; 2017. pp. 271-280

The neurobiology of self-harm. E Chung. In: D Ougrin, A Ng, T Zundel eds. Self-harm in young people: a therapeutic assessment manual London: Hodder Arnold; 2009. pp. 49-59

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