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Psychiatric consultations for 112 pediatric inpatients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  887984     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The investigator, a child psychiatry consultant for a pediatric service, studied 112 consecutive consultations, categorizing the presenting psychiatric problems, mental status, psychiatric diagnoses, final physical diagnoses, and psychiatric recommendations. The 112 patients represented 3.4% of all pediatric patients in the same age range admitted to the hospital. Girls comprised 59% of the sample studied. The most common presenting problems were unexplained physical symptoms, while the most frequent physical diagnoses were seizure disorder and diabetes. Psychiatric diagnoses were made for 82% of the patients seen; the most common diagnosis was "reactive" disorder. Specific recommendations for either inpatient or outpatient psychiatric care were made for 42 patients, of whom 23 were known to have followed through with the recommendations. However, most recommendations involved technics that could be applied by the primary care physician, eg, advice to parents, counseling the child, liaison with schools, direction of hospital staff.
J F Simonds
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1977 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-09-29     Completed Date:  1977-09-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  980-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Psychiatry*
Child, Hospitalized*
Child, Preschool
Chronic Disease
Mental Disorders / diagnosis
Parent-Child Relations
Psychophysiologic Disorders / therapy
Referral and Consultation*

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