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Childhood Depressive Disorders

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Treatment for Depressive Disorders AACAP Practice Parameters (volume 46)

Clinicians who are comfortable are encouraged to initiate a trial with an SSRI such as fluoxetine in patients who have clear evidence of unipolar depression or anxiety; in the absence of bipolar symptoms. Patients should be re-assessed within 7-14 days for agitation and suicidality. All should be given contact information for psychiatric emergency services 734-936-5900 in the event of suicidal feelings.

Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Patients are asked to bring along results of neuropsychological testing, school reports and other testing results, or reports from other treating clinicians if they have them. Additionally, patients who have failed 2 independent trials of medication within primary/specialty care, may be referred to treatment resistant depression clinic for children.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) See AACAP Facts for Families
Appointment Timeframe Routine 1-4 weeks.
Urgent (recent visit to emergency room/need for hospitalization) within 1 week.
How to Get Results to Consultant  
Clinic Contact Information UMHS patients:
  1. Complete electronic referral in MiChart.
  2. Direct the patient to call Psychiatry & Call Center at 734-764-0231 or 1-800-525-5188 to make an appointment.
Clinic Location Sites Depression Center / Ambulatory Psychiatry at the Rachel Upjohn Building
UM Consulting Physician Sheila Marcus, MD
Richard Dopp, MD
Neera Ghaziuddin, MD
Cheryl A. King, Ph.D.
Revised on: 08/02/2013



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