Adolescent Depression: Diagnosis, Management and Suicide Risk
Major depression in adolescents is recognized as a serious psychiatric illness with extensive acute and chronic morbidity and mortality. There is a need for improved care for children and adolescents with mental health disorders, specifically depression. Recognizing this gap in clinical practice, a group of researchers and clinical experts developed Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) for the management of adolescent depression in the primary care setting. This activity will describe the medical guidelines, review screening and management strategies for adolescent depression and outline risk factors for adolescent depression and suicide.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of counselors, educators, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals who have an interest in the care of adolescents.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the diagnostic criteria and initial assessment of adolescent depression.
- Discuss medical guidelines, screening and management strategies for adolescent depression.
- Identify risk factors for adolescent depression and suicide.
- Determine the acute management and secondary prevention of suicide.
- State the current and possible future role of pharmacogenomics in adolescent depression.
Nerissa Bauer, MD, MPH, FAAP
Behavioral Pediatrician, Private Practice
Blogger, Let's Talk Kids Health
Consultant, NSB Consulting, LLC
About the presenter
Nerissa Bauer, MD, MPH is a behavioral pediatrician, Tweetiatrician and blogger at Let's Talk Kids Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. She sees patients in a behavioral pediatric private practice. Prior to 2019, Dr. Bauer was an associate professor and health services researcher at Indiana University. She is an executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council of Early Childhood and served 6 years on the AAP Section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She served as the AAP liaison for the 2018 revised adolescent depression guidelines in primary care.
Dr. Bauer’s clinical and research interests are to improve the social-emotional health of young children through earlier identification and engagement of providers and families in the primary care setting. Dr. Bauer has led multiple studies examining innovative ways to engage pediatricians and families in primary care through brief individual interventions and systems-level interventions with a specific focus on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mood disorders, maternal depression and parenting.
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
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CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and UnitedHealthcare. OptumHealth 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 health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
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The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-19-210-H04-P/T
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Counselors, psychologists, social workers and/or marriage and family therapists
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- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Attendance
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