General Hospital Consultation
We provide expert psychiatric consultation to medical and surgical inpatients at the Mount Sinai Hospital. Our physicians are experts in the treatment of psychiatric disorders in patients with medical illness. Patients admitted to the medical hospital who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms such as depression, delirium, or anxiety to name a few, are eligible for consultation. Consultations are to be requested by the patient's primary medical team. We provide consultation to all inpatient areas of the general medical center including all medical surgical beds, the rehab hospital, neurology, ICUs, and labor and delivery.
The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City is a world-renowned transplant center dedicated to providing expert care to patients undergoing organ transplantation. Our Psychiatry team offers consultation services for patients who have received an organ transplant or those who are undergoing work up for a future transplant. We provide care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. As part of the multi-disciplinary transplant team, our service plays a crucial role in both the evaluation and management of transplant recipients. Critical issues requiring psychiatric input are encountered frequently in the following areas:
- Recipient Psychosocial Evaluation
- Recognition and pre-transplant treatment of psychiatric disorders
- Recognition and counseling for alcohol and substance dependence
- Assistance with coping with medical illness and the transplant process
- Ensuring compliance with medical regimens
- Management of immunosuppressive/psychiatric drug-drug interactions
- Support for patient and family
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic medical illness, is associated with a high rate of psychiatric co-morbidity. For example, depression affects approximately 70 percent of patients suffering from MS. The Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson (CGD) Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Mount Sinai Hospital is among the most innovative research and clinical centers for the treatment of patients with MS worldwide.
To help diagnose and treat the psychiatric symptoms that often develop in this patient population, our team provides ongoing outpatient and inpatient psychiatric consultation to the center, based on a collaborative effort between the departments of psychiatry and neurology. Our team includes a psychiatrist specifically trained – and with long-term experience – in psychiatric manifestations of MS. We provide diagnostic evaluation, emergency consultation, and psychopharmacological management of MS patients, while also educating the MS community about the importance of recognizing untreated depression within this community.
The Jack Martin Fund Clinic at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City is a New York State Department of Health Designated AIDS Center that provides primary outpatient and inpatient treatment for adults and children with HIV/AIDS. Two campuses currently exist – one uptown at Mounts Sinai Medical Center and the other downtown at the former St. Vincent's Hospital.
Psychiatric symptoms can be significant in patients who suffer from this chronic illness and include depression, mood swings, psychiatric side effects of antiretroviral medications, anxiety, and substance abuse to name a few. Our team of psychiatrists and psychologists seek to give expert, comprehensive psychiatric and psychological care to patients at both campuses who suffer from mental health symptoms. To this end, we provide on-site psychiatric evaluations, medication management, psychotherapy, and support groups.
Kimberly Klipstein, MD
Icahn School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029