ABSTRACT We held the liaison case conferences for two adolescent cases with psychosomatic disease in the pediatric ward to understand the patient's emotional problems and family situations, and to discuss how approach their psychological problems. We considered that the liaison conference played a useful role in both the clinical diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, the liaison conference was useful for reducing the staff’s anxieties and for contributing to have a proper understanding for the disease. We suggest that a liaison conference should be implemented in pediatric units, for pediatric patients with emotional and behavioral problems.
Cite this paper
Inagaki, T. , Wake, R. and Kishi, K. (2012) Liaison conference for adolescent psychosomatic disease in pediatric ward. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 2, 38-39. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2012.21006.
 Hall, R.C. and Frankel, B.L. (1996) The value of consultation-liaison interventions to the general hospital. Psychiatric Services, 47, 418-420.
 Mayou, R.A. (1997) Psychiatry, medicine and consultation-liaison. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 203-204. doi:10.1192/bjp.171.3.203
 Chan, S. (1996) Child psychiatric consultation and liaison in pediatrics. Singapore Medical Journal, 37, 194-196.
 Knapp, P.K. and Harris, E.S. (1998) Consultation-liaison in child psychiatry: A review of the past ten years. Part 1: Clinical findings. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 37, 17-25.
 Burket, R.C. and Hodgin, J.D. (1993) Pediatricians’ perceptions of child psychiatry consultation. Psychosomatics, 34, 402-408. doi:10.1016/S0033-3182(93)71843-5