Pediatric Anxiety Diagnosis, Management and Treatment (March 2023)
These materials are only intended for those that attended the live activity on March 27, 2023.
Anxiety disorders among adolescents are not uncommon and tend to increase in prevalence with age as individuals progress through childhood; prompt treatment is necessary to prevent detrimental outcomes later in life. In order to increase the comfort of primary care clinicians in the early identification of anxiety concerns in teenagers, this session will present an approach to screening for anxiety disorders using an evidence-based screening tool. Participants will gain skill-building insights into developing a differential diagnosis for anxiety disorder, completing safety screening when indicated, determining the appropriate level of intervention and developing a specialized follow-up plan for patients with identified anxiety.
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and Reliant Medical Group.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners, PAs and physicians who have an interest in learning about pediatric anxiety.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe interviewing methods that effectively gather key information to guide the differential diagnosis of adolescent patients with primary anxiety concerns.
- Identify the differences between primary anxiety and depression-related symptoms in the adolescent population.
- Discuss the wide range of integrated behavioral health interventions available to treat adolescent anxiety.
James Yon, MD
Reliant Medical Group
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The activity presenter and planner have no financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Reliant Medical Group. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit designation statements
Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAPA accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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