Consultation with a child psychiatrist is available either through self-referral from the patient or family or through referrals from the patient's doctor or therapist. Common reasons for referral include questions about diagnosis and treatment. One common goal of consultation is to help families weigh the risks and benefits of various treatments including thinking / talking therapy, behavior therapy, medications, herbs, supplements and lifestyle interventions.
The psychiatry consultation service also has expertise in mind body interactions. For example, our service can help when symptoms of a medical illness worsen because of stress and/or lack of sleep.
Consultations are also available regarding potential interactions between medicines prescribed for medical illness and emotions, as well as potential interactions between psychotropic medicines and both prescribed and over-the-counter medicines.
For more information call 303.398.1260.
The following websites provide more information about mental health and psychiatry:
National Institute of Mental Health
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry