Unit Mental Health Day Hospital Child and youthful, is a device of tertiary health care, integrated into the UGC Mental Health, led to intensive treatment of children and young people in the province of Huelva, with severe mental illness and who need specialized medical care.
To first access to this unit, the person should be referred for specialized Pediatrics; by your psychiatrist or psychologist benchmark for mental health teams; or from the Hospitalization Unit, as it is a third-level device.
When a patient was diagnosed with eating behavior disorder (TCA) is derived, an initial consultation with the child and parents, a first psychiatric evaluation, also by nutritional and Endocrinology Nursing is performed. After evaluation of these professionals, you can take the decision to begin an intensive outpatient treatment in which the patient would have frequent consultations with the psychiatrist, the nurse and endocrine.
They may also decide inpatient hospitalization and this could be partial, to be held in the Day Hospital; or all, if the patient is under 14 years and hospitalization for psychiatric criteria indicated; the patient would enter Pediatrics. If he is over 14 years old, would join Hospitalization Unit.
In Child and Adolescent Hospitalization Unit of Huelva patient it is included in a specific program for TCA where a psychiatric, endocrine, educational approach in the classroom is done. Coordination meetings with education, social services and early care centers that are also in contact with that child are also conducted.
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