Michelle Rickerby, MD and Diane DerMarderosian, MD, describe how partnering with parents helps stabilize children with dual psychiatric and chronic disease diagnoses.
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The Hasbro Children Hospital's pediatric partial hospital program is the only day treatment program in New England for children with medical and emotional issues. It operates year-round and addresses the needs of 6- to 18-year-olds who struggle emotionally with chronic conditions such as diabetes and recurrent abdominal pain.
Often, the burden of illness makes it difficult for children to go to school. The program creates a safe, nurturing environment that allows children and families to participate in activities and therapy in a climate of healing.
Our patients have access to the same range of services as patients admitted to the Hasbro Children's Hospital inpatient units, including consultation from specialists and comprehensive diagnostic testing. Our staff includes pediatricians, nurses, child psychiatrists, pediatric psychologists, clinical social workers, nutritionists, teachers and milieu therapists.
Psychiatrists are available to help treat a range of clinical problems, including non-adherence for chronic medical illnesses, eating disorders, psychosomatic syndromes, medical abuse and refractory school avoidance with somatic symptoms.
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For more information about the Hasbro Children's Hospital pediatric partial program, call 401-444-8638.
Inpatient Medical Psychiatric Program