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[1 hour continuing education credit available]
This course provides continuing education credit for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. A general attendance certificate is also available.
Treating depressive illness in youth is challenging including diagnosis, negotiating treatments and monitoring response. Misdiagnosis and treatment delay have serious life course impact. Stress of school pressures, social media, trauma, and the disintegration of social and family stability adds to the harshness of young modern life. The epidemic rise in anxiety, addiction and suicide in youth make mental health care in children and teens a daily function of medical care. Office tools such as validated rating scales, treatment algorithms and referral practices will be emphasized to teach practical interventions to produce confidence in treating depression in kids.
- List at least seven signs or symptoms of pediatric or adolescent depression.
- Identify at least five warning signs of suicidality in children and adolescents.
- Cite at least three treatment approaches used to manage child and adolescent depression.