Depression in Children and Adolescents (May/June/July/August)

Date of Issue: 05/01/2019 | Volume: 10 | Number: 4&5

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

This double issue on depression will help child psychiatrists understand the latest in depression treatment based on the research completed in the past decade. The lead article examines the current place of TMS in the treatment of children and teens with depression and other conditions. This issue also looks at how we conceptualize and assess research to try and answer the specific clinical questions that arise in daily practice.

In This Issue

Editor’s Note

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

Topics: Child Psychiatry

In this double issue, we tackle a range of questions. First, does TMS help kids and teens with depression? Is it safe? Since many clinics are advertising TMS, we thought it was worth a close look.

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Article

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Depression in Children and Adolescents

Topics: adolescents | Brain Devices | children | Depression | pediatric | safety | teens | TMS | Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

With concerns about both safety and efficacy surrounding antidepressant use in children and adolescents, we are always looking for safe, effective treatments for our patients. Transcranial Stimulation (TMS) has been around for many years, and its use in youth is expanding. We examine the evidence of efficacy and potential side effects in youth and adolescent populations.

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Expert Q&A

Medications for Depression

Topics: adolescents | Child Psychiatry | children | Depression | pediatric | Psychopharmacology | teens | treatment

In this QA, we review the findings of placebo- controlled trials done over the past 10 years on depression in kids and the discuss the current recommendations for medication treatment of depression in children and adolescents.

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Expert Q&A

Practical Approaches to Vetting Clinical Research

Topics: adolescents | children | Clinical practice | inquiry | pediatric | PICOT | Practice Tools and Tips | Research | teens

In this QA, we discuss how to use the PICOT method to efficiently frame the clinical questions that arise in everyday practice. We also examine the hierarchy in terms of the types of studies that are most useful for the busy clinician to look at and provide a corresponding table covering the categories of evidence for clinical practice.

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News of Note

FDA Approves Adhansia XR

Topics: Adhansia XR | ADHD | adolescents | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Child Psychiatry | children | extended-release | methylphenidate | News of Note | pediatric | teens | treatment

In this article we discuss a newly FDA-approved formulation for ADHD. Adhansia XR, is a new formulation of extended-release methylphenidate approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD in patients 6 years and older.

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News of Note

First Non-Drug Treatment Approved by FDA for Treating Children With ADHD

Topics: ADHD | adolescents | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder | Brain Devices | Child Psychiatry | children | efficacy | eTNS | News of Note | pediatric | safety | teens | treatment | Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation

In the article we discuss the effectiveness and safety of the first non-drug treatment for ADHD in kids. The FDA has recently granted medical device approval for its external Monarch Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System for treating kids with ADHD ages 7–12 who are not currently taking medications.

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Research Update

Prescribing Patterns for Children With Anxiety Disorders

Topics: adolescents | Anxiety | Child Psychiatry | children | Medication | prescribing patterns | Research Update | teens | treatment pediatric

Anxiety disorders are some of the most common conditions we encounter in children and adolescents, and clinicians employ a variety of medications to treat them. This study examined prescribing patterns for the initial treatment of pediatric anxiety.

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Research Update

Steroid-Induced Psychosis in the ­Pediatric Population

Topics: adolescents | Child Psychiatry | children | pediatric | Psychosis | Research Update | steroids | teens

Although childhood psychosis is a rare disorder, an accurate diagnosis is crucial. This article analyzes the results of a 2019 case study of steroid-induced psychosis in a pediatric patient.

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Research Update

Risk of Psychosis With Stimulants in ADHD Patients

Topics: ADHD | adolescents | amphetamine | Child Psychiatry | children | Medication | methylphenidate | pediatric | Psychosis | Research Update | stimulant | teens

As of 2007, the FDA requires stimulant manufacturers to warn of possible psychosis with stimulant use. This article analyzes the results of a 2019 study comparing the risk of psychosis between methylphenidate and amphetamine classes of medications.

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Research Update

Melatonin for Insomnia in Patients With Autism

Topics: Autism | Child Psychiatry | Research Update | Sleep Disorders

Treating sleep problems in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is tricky at best. One promising treatment is pediatric prolonged-release melatonin ­(PedPRM) sold under the name Slenyto.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Depression in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, May/June/July/August 2019

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits.

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