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Using SSRIS in Pediatric Primary Care

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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Primary care providers and specialists who play a role in treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain a primary-care based Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Protocol for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolecents.
  • Identify co-morbidities that may complicate treatment using SSRIs.

  • Joint Sponsor Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pennsylvania Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits'. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Other health care professionals are awarded .10 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.0 contact hours. Faculty for this activity have been requested to identify significant financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which might affect the balance of their presentation.

    Suggested Additional Reading:

    • Radovic et al. Why are pediatric primary care providers reluctant to prescribe antidepressants to teens? Clin Pract (Lond). 2014 Jul 1; 11(4): 393–396
    • Tulisiak et al. Antidepressant Prescribing by Pediatricians: A Mixed-Methods Analysis, Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2017 Jan; 47(1): 15–24.

    Authors:
    Abigail Schlesinger, MD — Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Clinical Director, Community-Based Services, Behavioral Science Division, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
    Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.