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Pediatric Psychiatry Consult Service

The Pediatric Psychiatry Consult Service provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric consultation on children and parents of children with physical illness with the goal of facilitating the psychological adjustment of families dealing with the stress of new diagnoses and complex chronic health conditions.

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment to medical illness
  • Medical posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Nonadherence with medical treatment
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Delirium
  • Factitious disorder
  • Catatonia
  • Psychiatric complications of autoimmune encephalitis

This Program Provides

  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Psychopharmacology for the treatment of delirium, depression, insomnia, and other related conditions
  • Individual and family therapy to address emotional stress
  • Medical hypnosis to assist with chemotherapy-related nausea, pain syndromes, and procedural anxiety
  • Solid Organ Pretransplant Psychosocial Evaluation

Clinic Director

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) &, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

For an appointment, please call:


For more information, please visit the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service page at Stanford Children's Health.