Depression in Children and Adolescents – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - April 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 3
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1. VISTAS ONLINE
Major Depression and Dysthymic Disorder in Adolescents: The Critical Role of School Counselors
MDD and DD often significantly impact the adolescent school experience.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas10/Article_77.pdf

2. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Depressive Disorders
The parameter describes epidemiology, clinical picture, differential diagnosis, course, risk factors, and treatments.
https://www.wellcare.com/WCAssets/corporate/assets/CPG_Depressive_Disorders%20_in_Children_and_Adolescents_2011.pdf

3. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Confidential Mental Health Treatment for Adolescents
This case emphasizes the ethical component inherent in clinical judgment.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2012/09/ecas2-1209.html

4. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Family Therapy with a Depressed Adolescent
Family therapy strategies include psychodynamic, structural, strategic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2719446/pdf/PE_6_01_32.pdf

5. THE PRIMARY CARE COMPANION
Helping Depressed Adolescents: A Menu of Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures for Primary Care
This case illustrates the application of CBT in treating a depressed 14-year-old boy.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1540388/

6. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Suicidal Behavior in Children Younger than Twelve: A Diagnostic Challenge
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in children younger than 12 years.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1553-2712.2007.tb02357.x/pdf

7. PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP
Suicide Clusters and Contagion
Providing assistance in the aftermath of a youth suicide requires a delicate and well-planned approach.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/Suicide_Clusters_NASSP_Sept_%2009.pdf

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Adolescents Who Self-harm: How to Protect Them from Themselves
Strengthen coping skills, develop a safety plan, and treat comorbid disorders. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/pdf/0908/0908CP_Article3.pdf