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Attentional Disorders

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Treatment for Attentional Disorders AACAP Practice Parameters (for behavioral management and pharmacotherapy types and dosing)

Clinicians who are comfortable are encouraged to initiate a trial of a stimulant medication. Commonly, one of the methylphenidate preparations, or mixed salt amphetamine preparations are chosen first. Both a personal and family history of cardiac disease should be ascertained prior to initiation. Those patients with positive cardiac history may be screened with EKG. 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 child psychiatry clinic.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) See AACAP Facts for Families
Appointment Timeframe Appointment wait times vary by availability.
How to Get Results to Consultant  
Clinic Contact Information UMHS patients:
  1. Complete electronic referral in MiChart.
  2. Direct the patient to call Psychiatry Intake & 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 Thomas E Fluent, M.D.
Mohammad Ghaziuddin, M.D.
Revised on: 08/02/2013



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