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Liaison and referral

  • Liaison with school and/or educational department is often helpful.
  • Community therapists (eg physiotherapists or local pain services) might be helpful in some cases.
  • Refer to paediatric services when further medication investigations and opinion are required, and in protracted or incapacitating cases.

  • Refer to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, ideally liaison psychiatric services if available, if there is suspected:
    - co-morbid psychiatric disorders
    - suicidal risk
    - no improvement despite the above measures.

Last edited: 5/12/2003

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