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INTRODUCTION

Adolescent Depression

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INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Primary care providers and specialists who work with and care for adolescents.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Explain key clinical points about depression to help guide practice.
  • Identify depression in adolescents and how to assess safety.
  • Explain the role of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for treatment of depression in adolescents.

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:

  • Siu et at. Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, Pediatrics, 2016, 137 (3); U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for depression: recommendations and rationale. Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(10):760-764
  • Zuckerbrot et al. Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Part I. Practice Preparation, Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management, Pediatrics, 2018, 141(3)
  • Corona et al. Screening adolescents for depression. Contemporary Pediatrics, 2013, https://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/modern-medicine-feature-articles/screening-adolescents-depression
  • Horwitz SM, Kelleher K, Boyce T, et al. . Barriers to health care research for children and youth with psychosocial problems. JAMA. 2002;288(12):1508–1512
  • Horwitz SM, Leaf PJ, Leventhal JM, Forsyth B, Speechley KN. Identification and management of psychosocial and developmental problems in community-based, primary care pediatric practices. Pediatrics. 1992;89(3):480–485
  • Weitzman and Leventhal. Screening for behavioral health problems in primary care, Curr Opin Pediatr. 2006 Dec;18(6):641-8

Authors:
Abigail Schlesinger, MD — Medical Director, Children's TIPS, Medical Director, Children's TIPS, Medical Director Ambulatory Integrated Care, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. 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.