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Depression - Child and Adolescent

Type: Session
Therapeutic: Pediatrics,Psychiatry,Mental Health
Thursday May 10
11:25am to 12:25pm
Location: Lecture Hall 1
Credits: 1 Mainpro+

  • Description

    Depression is a common and serious condition that frequently presents to primary care practitioners. As a chronic condition, effective early intervention is critical to minimizing morbidity and mortality lifelong. Primary care practitioners who are knowledgeable and facilitate treatment of depression can have a tremendous impact in improving the lives of children and families under their care. This seminar will present current knowledge regarding the treatment of depressive disorders among children and adolescents. The seminar will provide participants with a treatment algorithm to consider when managing children and adolescents with depressive disorders.

    Learning Objectives
    • Understand the evidence for efficacy of common treatments for depressive disorders.
    • Appreciate new or emerging treatments for these disorders.
    • Learn a simple treatment algorithm for the management of early-onset depression in the office setting.

  • Speakers