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Psychiatry: First Consult Topics

A guide to online resources from the Carpenter Library that support the psychiatry residency program

First Consult Procedures

Clinical decision support resource that leverages evidence-based medical information into succinct, clinical answers for psychiatry.

First Consult Psychiatry Topics


Schizophrenia [First Consult]
Pieter Joost van Wattum, MD, MA, DFAACP, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Depression in children and adolescents [First Consult]
Stuart J. Goldman, MD, Co-Director, Mood Disorder Program, and Senior Associate in Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Borderline personality disorder [First Consult]
Robert S. Biskin, MDCM, Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital; Adjunct Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University Health Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Assessment and management of the acutely agitated or violent adult [First Consult]
Jan Volavka, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, Yesne Alici, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Overview of child neglect and emotional abuse [First Consult]
Andrew Sirotnak, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Department Head, Child Abuse and Neglect; Director, Kempe Child Protection Team; Medical Director, Child Protection Team Clinic; and Director, Child Abuse and Neglect Fellowship Program, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

Delirium [First Consult]
Mohammed Zawahiri, MD, Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, Karl E Misulis, MD, PhD, Fred F Ferri, MD, FACP

PANDAS and related disorders [First Consult]
Stanford Shulman, MD, Virginia H. Rogers Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; Program Director, Child Neurology Residency; Clinical Director, Movement Disorders and Tourette's Syndrome Clinics; and Co-Director, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Post-traumatic stress disorder [First Consult]
John M. Kenny, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [First Consult]
Pieter Joost van Wattum, MD, MA, DFAACAP, Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; Medical Director, Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic, New Haven, Connecticut

Substance use in pregnancy [First Consult]
Alice Ordean, MD, CCFP, MHSc, FCFP

Bipolar disorder [First Consult]
Donna Sudak, MD

Obsessive compulsive disorder [First Consult]
Donna Sudak, MD

Generalized anxiety disorder [First Consult]
Donna M. Sudak, MD

Alcohol abuse and dependence [First Consult]
Donna Sudak, MD

Depression in adults [First Consult]
Donna Sudak, MD

Autism spectrum disorders [First Consult]
Joseph Austerman, MD, MacKenzie Varkula, MD, Carol Berkovitz, MD, Dena Hofkosh, MD

Suicidality [First Consult]
Mayur Pandya, MD, Gordon H. Baustian, MD, Donna Sudak, MD, Howard Sudak, MD

Opioid abuse and dependence [First Consult]
David Streem, MD, Randolph L. Pearson, MD, Donna Sudak, MD, Yesne Alici-Evcimen, MD

Alzheimer disease [First Consult]
Judith Neugroschl, MD, Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, Karl Misulis, MD, Jane L. Murray, MD, Gloria M. Galloway, MD

Amphetamine abuse and dependence [First Consult]
Donna Sudak, MD, Yesne Alici-Evcimen, MD, Judah Fierstein, MD, Joseph E Scherger, MD, MPH

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