The University of Texas System

CPAN Case of the Month – May 2023

Each month, PCPs call CPAN with a wide variety of mental health questions. Find out how CPAN recently helped a PCP support their patient coming out of their 6th acute inpatient admission.

Patient: 11 year-old transitioning to outpatient care after her 6th acute inpatient admission.

Reason for CPAN Consultation: PCP needed to help family manage newly prescribed psychotropic medications but felt uncomfortable doing so.

Primary care physicians are often called in to help during the transition from acute psychiatric care to ongoing outpatient psychiatric care. A CPAN provider from UT Tyler recently supported a PCP whose patient had been discharged from inpatient care and prescribed Lithium and Latuda. The CPAN provider was able to review the case, talk about the numerous medications and the specifics of managing Lithium and Latuda.

Outcome: The CPAN provider worked with the PCP to come up with a game plan related to medications and provided the PCP and family potential resources to move out of the cycle of acute care and into stable outpatient services.