Adolescent and Maternal Depression: Screenings and Interventions

Type: eLearning
Date: April 2018

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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 is available for continuing education credit until October 18, 2020. 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.

Learning Objectives

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

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

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Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:

  • Attending the entire CE activity
  • Completing the online evaluation
  • Submitting an online CE Request

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Cardea is accredited by the CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this enduring materials for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Funding is provided by Amerigroup.

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