Dr. Urszula Kotlow of PCH on Getting Help for Children with Mood Disorders


Urszula Kotlow MDUrszula Kotlow, M.D. of Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Getting Help for Children with Serious Mood Disorders.

Urszula Kotlow, M.D.

Urszula Kotlow, MD, is the interim chief of the Division of Psychiatry at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Kotlow earned her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester, MA. She then went on to complete her pediatric internship at Brown University in Providence, RI, and residency in psychiatry at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

She completed her training with a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division in White Plains, NY.

Prior to her tenure with the University of Arizona, she served the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and

Whiteriver Service Unit with the Indian Health Services. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and subcertified in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and families since 1983.

Today, Phoenix Children’s is one of the ten largest children’s hospitals in the country and provides specialty and sub-specialty inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, is Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, providing world-class care in more than 40 pediatric specialties to children from throughout the state and region.

Though Phoenix Children’s is one of the ten largest freestanding children’s hospitals in the country, it is in the midst of a major expansion to meet the needs of the Southwest’s rapid population growth.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Website
Dr. Kotlow’s Profile

I received a message recently on Facebook from a concerned mother, who has been going through a personal hell, trying to help her kids through their serious mood disorder issues.

After her very young son confided to her that he did not want to live anymore and was contemplating suicide, she was lucky enough, with the help of Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH), to find help and programs that helped her kids, only to find out that the amount of time she was gone from worked cost her, her job and the cost of medications and care was more than she could afford and she is now losing her home.

Robin Miller got in touch with me to see if I could get the word out about mood disorders and she was told by her hospital that they were losing funding for the programs at the hospital.

Believe me she was starting to feel lost and alone. I told her if she could get the hospital staff on the line to explain the issues, that I would happily put out the word.

After hearing this story, I believe that you, as I did, with realize the importance of the work PCH is doing and you will find it important to dig down deep and help this wonderful facility continue to help families in need. PCH never turns a child away, but there is only so much the can do without the proper funds to keep these incredible programs running and fully staffed.

I would like to thank Phoenix Children’s Hospital for saying yes to the interview and for all their kind, gracious and wonderful help with getting the word out that PCH needs donations to continue research and the ability to offer these programs that work to the families that need them. As you will hear in this interview. The sooner you discover mood disorders, not to be confused with behavior issues, the more effective the treatment.

Our plea here is to get you to please donate to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and their incredible programs and for Robin’s, and many other parents sakes, please earmark a portion or all your donation to Behavioral Health Services.JW

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