Affordable Access

Access to the full text

Psychiatric Evaluation and Management in Pediatric Spinal Cord Injuries: a Review

Authors
  • Harness, Jane1
  • Pierce, Jessica2
  • Malas, Nasuh2, 3
  • 1 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA , Ann Arbor (United States)
  • 2 C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Hospital Systems, Ann Arbor, MI, USA , Ann Arbor (United States)
  • 3 C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA , Ann Arbor (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Psychiatry Reports
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
May 11, 2021
Volume
23
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11920-021-01256-6
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

Purpose of ReviewTo summarize current key recommendations in the evaluation and management of mental health disorders associated with spinal cord injuries (SCI) among pediatric patients, based on a review of recent evidence-based literature and clinical experience.Recent FindingsAnticipating potential mental health risks among youth with SCI and implementing early multidisciplinary management improves physical and mental health outcomes. When caregivers of youth with SCI model healthy coping strategies, it promotes healthy coping strategies in patients themselves. Peer mentor programs can be instrumental in patient adjustment, improve mental health, and aid in recovery.SummaryPediatric SCI is particularly impactful on a child’s development and individuation. Early involvement of a mental health team while in the hospital can help with the initial adjustment period and address psychiatric concerns that might interfere with recovery. The transition from the hospital to home is a period of vulnerability for individuals with SCI.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times