Consultation Liaison Psychiatry services are available in a number of specialty areas at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).
General Hospital Consultation
We provide expert psychiatric consultation to medical and surgical inpatients of the Mount Sinai Health System. 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 are eligible for an evaluation, which is to requested by each patient’s primary medical team.
The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai in New York City is a world-renowned transplant center dedicated to providing expert care to patients undergoing organ transplantation. Our psychiatric team offers consultation services for patients who are undergoing work up for a future transplant and those who have already received one. We provide care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. As part of the multidisciplinary 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 interactions
- Support for patient and family
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic medical illness, is associated with a high rate of psychiatric comorbidity, with depression affecting approximately 70 percent if its sufferers. 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 experienced in psychiatric manifestations of MS. We provide diagnostic evaluation, emergency consultation, and pharmacological management of MS patients, while also educating those afflicted about the importance of recognizing untreated depression within this community.
The Health System’s Jack Martin Fund Clinic 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 in New York City currently exist—one uptown at the Mount 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, anxiety, substance abuse, and side effects of antiretroviral medications. Our team of psychiatrists and psychologists seeks 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.