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Psychotic Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Primer on Contemporary Evaluation and Management

Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 2014:16(2):doi:10.4088/PCC.13f01514
10.4088/PCC.13f01514

The Psychiatric Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) sees medical and surgical inpatients with comorbid psychiatric symptoms and conditions. During their twice-weekly rounds, Dr Stern and other members of the Consultation Service discuss diagnosis and management of hospitalized patients with complex medical or surgical problems who also demonstrate psychiatric symptoms or conditions. These discussions have given rise to rounds reports that will prove useful for clinicians practicing at the interface of medicine and psychiatry.

Dr Stevens is physician-in-charge at Westpark (Dearborn), Henry Ford Health Systems, Dearborn, Michigan, and clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr Prince is director of child psychiatry at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts, and an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Prager is director of the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and assistant professor of psychiatry (child psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Stern is chief of the Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and the Ned H. Cassem professor of psychiatry in the field of psychosomatic medicine/consultation at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr Princehas received honoraria from the American Physician Institute and has provided expert legal reviews in malpractice cases. Dr Sternis an employee of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, has served on the speaker’s board of Reed Elsevier, is a stock shareholder in WiFiMD (Tablet PC), and has received royalties from Mosby/Elsevier and McGraw Hill. Drs Stevens and Prager report no conflicts of interest related to the subject of this article.