Youth Psychosis

For Families

The primary focus of this clinic is for the assessment and treatment of individuals who may have a schizophrenia spectrum disorder. There are many misperceptions regarding schizophrenia in the public. Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects 1% of the population and the common symptoms are:

  • Disorganization in thinking or in speech
  • Auditory or visual hallucinations
  • Adhering to false beliefs
  • Cognitive problems, especially problems with attention, memory and problem solving
  • Social isolation
  • Lack of energy
  • Apathy
  • Worsening problems in daily functioning or activities
  • Evaluation

The initial evaluation lasts about three hours and will include the following:

  • Psychological and psychiatric evaluation
  • Mental status examination
  • Development of a plan for further neuropsychological assessment
  • Assessment of social functioning
  • Staffing for each patient that comes through the clinic

The family will receive a report of the evaluation. The report can also be sent to the referring physician, school, or others involved in the child's care with parental consent. 

Treatment

The clinic will provide a written evaluation that will be sent to the family and others at the families consent (i.e., primary care physician, therapist, school, etc.)

Treatment options that are available within the University clinic includes:

  • Medication Management or consultation
  • Therapy (including cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, or supportive therapy)
  • School consultation, which includes sharing of the neurocognitive assessment results for academic interventions
  • Psychoeducation with the family 

Appointments and Questions

Call (612) 273-8710 for further information or to make an appointment 

For Referring Physicians

This multidisciplinary clinic can serve as a 'second opinion' or consultation clinic. You will receive a full report of the evaluation.

Appointments

612-273-8710 (new)

612-273-8700 (returning)

 

Clinic hours

M – F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Evening hours only available as arranged by your provider

 

Clinic address

Suite F-275, 2nd Floor, West Building
2450 Riverside Avenue 
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Map and directions

 

After clinic hours and emergencies

Emergency services are provided 24 hours a day for current clients:

Call 612-672-6600 and ask for the psychiatry resident on call

Call 612-672-6402 (Emergency Department)