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Depression in Children and Adolescents by the NIMH

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Credit Value: 1
Exam Questions: 12
Passing Grade: 9 correct
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Course Description:
This course is based on a fact sheet publication by the National Institute of Mental Health that summarizes some of the latest scientific findings on child and adolescent depression and lists resources where physicians and mental health practitioners can obtain more information. This document provides data on the scope of the problem of childhood and adolescent depression, screening instruments that are recommended for use, risk factors and a brief overview on treatment options for this group.

Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as dieticians and nutritionists who work with children and adolescents.  This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to learn more about depression in children and adolescents.

Author: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with a review of depression in children and adolescence in the United States. Specifically, a professional will:

  • Learn and be able to demonstrate an understanding the scope of the problem of depression in children and adolescents in the US.
  • Learn and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the clinical characteristics of and risk factors for depression in this age group.
  • Learn and be able to demonstrate an understanding the treatment options supported by research, including a brief review of medication use with children and adolescents.

    Citation: National Institute of Mental Health. Depression in Children and Adolescents. NIH Publication No. 00-4744.

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Credits: 1 Exam Fee: $10.00 Format: Online
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