Adolescent and Maternal Depression: Screenings and Interventions
Date: April 2018
Jointly provided by the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Cardea
About this Independent Study
Expiration Date: 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.