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

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.

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: Brain Devices | Child Psychiatry | TMS

With concerns about both safety and efficacy surrounding antidepressant use in children and adolescents, we are always looking for safer, effective treatments for our patients. TMS has been around since 2008, and its use in youth is expanding. But what is the evidence supporting its use?

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Expert Q&A

Medications for Depression

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Depression | Psychopharmacology

Historically, there’s been a lot of controversy about the effectiveness of antidepressants in children. Some studies have suggested that antidepressants work no better than placebo in depression—but it’s important to note that this has not been the case for non-depressive disorders.

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Expert Q&A

Practical Approaches to Vetting Clinical Research

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips | Research

This Q&A presents Dr. Courtney’s method for sorting through complex clinical challenges. The idea here is that you need to narrow your literature search down to your specific clinical case.

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News of Note

FDA Approves Adhansia XR

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | News of Note

We are always in need of a new formulation of stimulant medication that might capture a few more of our patients who just do not quite tolerate or respond well enough to the many existing formulations.

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News of Note

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

Topics: ADHD | Brain Devices | Child Psychiatry | News of Note

NeuroSigma made a splash by announcing that the FDA has 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: Anxiety | Child Psychiatry | Research Update

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

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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Research Update

Steroid-Induced Psychosis in the ­Pediatric Population

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Psychosis | Research Update

Childhood psychosis is a rare disorder, and accurate diagnosis is crucial. Recently, clinicians at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reported a case of steroid-induced psychosis in a pediatric patient.

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Research Update

Risk of Psychosis With Stimulants in ADHD Patients

Topics: ADHD | Child Psychiatry | Psychosis | Research Update

In 2007, the FDA required stimulant manufacturers to warn of possible psychosis with stimulants. But what is the real incidence? This study set out to find and discern if there is a difference between methylphenidate and amphetamine classes of medications.

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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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