Jointly provided by the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Cardea
About this Independent Study
This activity was originally released on April 9, 2018 and was last reviewed/updated on January 21, 2020.
This course will assist physicians and other staff working in primary care and behavioral health settings in integrating depression screenings and treatment – including medication and non-medication care strategies – for adolescent patients and patients receiving postpartum care.
Who Should Attend
Physicians – including pediatricians, family practice physicians, and behavioral health providers – as well as advanced practice nurses, RNs, and other staff who work in primary care and behavioral health settings.
At the completion of this activity, you will be able to:
- Discuss the rationale for screening for both adolescent depression and maternal depression, as well as some specific rating scales which could be used
- Identify non-medication care steps for managing youth or parent depression
- Identify medication strategies for adolescent depression
Funding is provided by Amerigroup.