Depression in Children and Adolescents (September/October)

Date of Issue: 09/01/2018 | Volume: 9 | Number: 6&7

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

In this issue, we look at the complex relationship between bullying and suicidality and offer a range of ideas on how to help your patients with this all-too-common problem, both in the office and in advocating for your patients, with resources to boot.

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Note From the Editor-in-Chief

In this issue, we look at the complex relationship between bullying and suicidality and offer a range of ideas on how to help your patients with this all-too-common problem, both in the office and in advocating for your patients, with resources to boot.

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Antidepressant-Induced Suicidality: What It Is and What You Should Do

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder | Practice Tools and Tips

Do antidepressants actually cause children to be suicidal? If so, how do we detect it, and what should we do about it? In this article, we’ll give you a brief review of the most recent findings on antidepressant-induced suicidality (AIS) in children and adolescents, and then move on to some practical tips for how to evaluate and prevent this problem.

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Expert Q&A

Current Use of Antidepressant Medication in Children

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder | Practice Tools and Tips

The issue of emergent suicidal thinking has weighed on us since the 2004 black box warning—amplified by the re-analysis of the now infamous study 329, which found the emergence of previously under-reported suicidal thinking. How do we offer hope for effective use of medication while balancing the potential risks? Dr. Danella Hafeman has made a close study of it all and sheds light on the problem.

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Expert Q&A

Depression in Transition to Adulthood: A Case Study

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder

Recently, CCPR presented the following hypothetical case to leading child and adolescent development authority Calvin Colarusso, MD, for his advice on how to help a young man presenting with a possible major depressive disorder (MDD).

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Bullying and Suicidality: Some Practical Tips

What can you do when one of your patients reports being bullied? Research has shown that being bullied increases the risk of depression, anxiety, and suicidality in children. In this article, we’ll give you some tips for how to ask about bullying, how to assess its impact, and how to help your patients and their families deal with the problem.

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Research Update

CBT vs Pharmacotherapy for Childhood Anxiety

Topics: Depressive Disorder | Research Update

Managing childhood anxiety can sometimes leave clinicians in a quandary. There is a paucity of evidence comparing different treatment approaches, and current guidelines on the subject are old and make inconsistent recommendations.

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Research Update

Amphetamine Extended Release Oral Suspension for ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Research Update

In 2015, the FDA approved Dyanavel XR (amphetamine extended release oral suspension), which was the first long-acting liquid version of amphetamine on the market. To provide some context, Quillivant XR, a long-action liquid methylphenidate formulation, was approved in 2012 and appears to be fairly popular for kids who can’t or won’t swallow pills. Seeing a market opportunity, Tris Pharmaceuticals developed Dyanavel XR and funded a placebo-controlled trial that was successful enough to gain FDA approval. Recently, this study was published, and some readers might be curious to look at the quality of the data.

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Research Update

Resilience Networks in Adolescent Females at Risk for Major Depression

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Research Update

One of our biggest in-office challenges is how to enhance teen resilience, the process of adapting to and recovering from stressful life experiences. Some neuroscientists hypothesize that resilience is related to the limbic system, which plays a vital role in emotion processing, motivation, and learning.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Depression in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, September/October 2018

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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