Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Services

Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Services

Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Services at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's HospitalThe Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital bring the diagnostic and treatment capabilities of psychiatry to the bedside of medical and surgical inpatients. Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychiatric nurse clinicians, psychiatric social workers, and psychiatry residents.

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Commonly addressed clinical problems include behavioral problems associated with traumatic brain injury, delirium, dementia, seizure and stroke, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, psychosis, substance abuse and neuropsychiatric symptoms that stem from medical illness. 

Consultation Liaison Services at Hasbro Children's Hospital provide psychiatric evaluations and brief treatment for children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders in addition to medical conditions requiring hospitalization. Conditions treated include psychiatric or behavioral complications of pediatric illnesses, neuropsychiatric syndromes, symptoms thought to have significant psychiatric components, and issues related to the adjustment to medical illness or compliance with treatment.

Services are provided to patients during their hospital stay at the request of medical or surgical attending physicians.