Psychosis in Children and Adolescents (April/May/June)

Date of Issue: 05/01/2020 | Volume: 11 | Number: 3&4

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Psychosis with a dollop of Corona – in this issue we talk about the scope of psychotic disorders in children and adolescents, managing the cognitive impact of psychosis and psychosis treatment, the impact of air pollution on children’s mental health, and, of course, the coronavirus pandemic. There are also pieces on oral contraceptives and depression, parental roles in managing teen sleep, vitamin D for ADHD, and sorting out the use of SSRIs for repetitive behaviors in autism.

In This Issue

Editor’s Note

Psychosis With a Dollop of Corona

This is an odd note to write. Like most publications, we had a topic before the virus happened. Rapidly responding to current events, we added a pandemic piece and devoted two podcasts to the topic. Catch those online by searching for “Carlat” on your podcast store.

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Clinical Update

Helping Families Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Topics: Coronavirus | COVID19 | online therapy | pandemic | Telehealth | Telemedicine | Telepsychiatry

The COVID19 pandemic has transformed child and adolescent psychiatry overnight. How do we manage telehealth? What about medications? What are the new rules and boundaries and what can we expect from our patients? Most important, how do we support parents to help their children?

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Clinical Update

Air Pollution and Child Psychiatry: The Practical Aspects

Topics: air pollution | asthma | Particulate matter

While air pollution has lifted a bit with the global pause for the pandemic, this merely underlines the problems created by particulate matter, injuring children and causing both psychical and direct mental health sequelae. This article reviews the impact of air pollution on children and gives practical suggestions on mitigating those effects.

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Expert Q&A

Differentiating Psychotic Disorders: Does It Matter?

Topics: Child and adolescent | Prodrome | Psychosis

How do we understand the range of psychotic disorders in children and adolescents and how does this understand impact treatment in a more differentiated way? This interview helps clinicians to sort through what kinds of psychotic processes are at play and how to approach them in a more nuanced manner, while giving practical and realistic advice for patient management.

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Expert Q&A

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Youth With Psychotic Disorders

Topics: Cognition | cognitive impact | Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) | Psychosis

Psychotic disorders in children and adolescents include a range of neuropsychiatric problems related to the multitude of underlying neurophysiological differences and the problems created by these differences. Chief among these are cognitive impacts. This interview helps outline and give guidance for managing these cognitive problems related to both psychosis and to the medication treatments that themselves can add to these problems.

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Research Update

Adolescents and Sleep: Parents Can Make a Difference

Topics: adolescents | Sleep | teens

Can parents impact teen sleep in a helpful manner? Teens are notorious for staying up late and having trouble getting up in the morning. We are often asked to opine on this problem. This research review looks at the effect of such intervention, including the consideration of the difference between a ‘significant finding’ and one that is clinically meaningful.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Psychosis in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, Apr/May/Jun 2020

Topics: CME Post-Test

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

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