Chief of Psychiatry

Dr. Alexa Bagnell is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist specializing in the assessment and treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Her research interests are in early intervention and treatment for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, as well as school-based interventions for increasing access to health information, facilitating help seeking and early detection of mental health difficulties with the goal of improving health outcomes in youth.

She is co-director of MyHealth Magazine, an interactive web-based health magazine for youth and schools. Dr. Bagnell is one of the founders of the Treatment of Anxiety Group for children and adolescents at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. She has expertise in school psychiatry and the education and training of teachers in early identification and school-based interventions for emotional and behavioural difficulties in youth. Her principal appointment is Interim Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the IWK Health Centre.


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