Susanne Blix, M.D.

Susanne Blix, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry


Personal Statement  I continue to be fascinated by pediatric Factitious Disorders by Proxy; understanding why or what illness leads to causing or enhancing the illness in another is new in every case. My other interests include the treatment of adolescents who have not improved in multiple short-stay hospitalizations. Unraveling each adolescent’s history, physical diagnoses, and what can help the adolescent’s ever-changing brain to improve at this age is a challenge.
Education  Undergraduate: DePauw University

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine

Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine

Board Certifications/Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - General Psychiatry
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Current Academic Interests  Teaching: Involved in teaching third medical students, general psychiatry residents, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows

Clinical: Medical Director Adolescent Girl’s Unit, Larue Carter Hospital, 18 bed unit, for Adolescent Girls who require in depth diagnosis and/or treatment not available to them in less restrictive settings.

During the past several years, have worked with transitioning adults who have had long term hospitalizations (some for many years) into the programs in the community (12 bed transition unit at Larue Carter Hospital as Medical Director).

Out patient treatment for patients on a limited basis, some with more complicated psychiatric/physical disorders, Riley Hospital Child and Adolescent Clinic
Evaluation of potential Factitious Disorder by Proxy Patients, Riley Hospital Child and Adolescent Clinic.
Recent Publications  Publications: Petti, T.A., Blitsch, B.A., Blix, S., Sims, L., “Deliberate Foreign Body Ingestion in Hospitalized Youth: A Case Series and Overview”, in L. T. Flaherty (Editor) The Annals of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, The Analytic Press, Inc., Vol. 29 (2005), pp. 249-287

Petti, T.A., Laite, G.E., and Blix, S., Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis in R.T. Ammerman and M. Hersen (Eds.) Handbook of Child Behavior Therapy in Psychiatric Settings, New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995, pp. 27-54

M. Galvin, Rosemary Collins, Introduction by Susanne Blix, M.D., Illus. Sandra Ferraro, Sometimes Y, a story for families with gender identity issues, Conscience Works, 1992/2005
Susanne Blix, M.D.

Riley Hospital for Children
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Indianapolis,IN, 46202
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