Clinical Services

Medication Evaluation & Management

The purpose of a medication evaluation is to determine whether a child could benefit from a trial of medication that would help to alleviate some or all of the symptoms known to be interfering with his/her optimal functioning. We offer evidence-based medication management for a variety of childhood psychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS), autism spectrum disorders, tic disorders, trichotillomania, and other childhood neurodevelopmental disorders.

The initial appointment will be with a psychiatry fellow and Dr. Tanya Murphy, an international expert in OCD and tic disorders, and will involve a comprehensive assessment of the presenting concerns, developmental history, nutritional history, medical history, detailed history on illness course, and level of psychosocial functioning for proper diagnosis and medication evaluation.