Tot Therapy: Psychiatrists Join Up With Pediatricians

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Parents may wait for the next appointment with the pediatrician to discuss symptoms of anxiety or mental health problems they’ve observed with their child. It’s likely that a busy pediatrician will only spend a short time with the child before recommending a child psychiatrist or psychologist.

But some pediatricians are now working side-by-side with mental health specialists to ensure that children get the help they need as soon as possible.

Wall Street Journal writer Melinda Beck discusses the benefits of integrated care for children and what it means for their long term well-being.

Wall Street Journal, 1/12/15

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