Assessment in Children and Adolescents (January/February/March)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2022 | Volume: 13 | Number: 1&2

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Parents, teachers, and children often give different stories. In this issue we talk about managing these discrepancies. Many clinicians rely on their clinical interviews. Learn how structured assessments improve diagnostic accuracy and outcomes tracking. We also discuss the role of Atomoxetine in ADHD and take on how to optimize school inclusion.

In This Issue

In Brief

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

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Expert Q&A

Using Clinical Scales in Child Psychiatry

Topics: Assessment | Diagnosis | Outcome tracking | Outcomes

Clinicians often rely largely on their clinical interview to arrive at a diagnosis and track treatment outcomes. We interviewed Dr. Rajeev Krishna to learn how structured use of assessment scales can improve your diagnostic precision and your outcomes, and how you can build these assessments into your everyday clinical practice.

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Expert Q&A

Assessing Feedback From Multiple Sources

Topics: Assessment | Collateral data | Discrepancies

We talk about the importance of gathering data from multiple sources as part of a good assessment. But how often do you find that your sources give conflicting information, and what do you do about it? This interview with Dr. Andres de Los Reyes will help you understand that these collateral conflicts are common and how they help you clarify diagnosis.

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Clinical Update

Atomoxetine for Children and Adolescents: An Update

Topics: ADHD | Atomoxetine (ATX) | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Atomoxetine (ATX) has been available for about 20 years to treat ADHD in children and adolescents. But does it work? If so, what is its place in treatment? We talk about the relative efficacy of ATX and clinical situations where ATX has specific advantages.

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Clinical Update

School Inclusion: What You Need to Know

Topics: IDEA | Inclusion | Inclusion strategies | Independent Educational Plan (IEP) | Least Restrictive Environment

Inclusion can help children with developmental and learning challenges as well as typical students. But inclusion is more than a geographic placement. Placements fail when there is poor planning. This article helps you problem solve placement challenges to support families and schools in achieving the Least Restrictive Environment for your patients.

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Research Update

Intravenous Ketamine for Teen Depression

Topics: adolescents | Depression | Ketamine | Suicidality

Ketamine is a hot topic in the treatment of adults with severe depression. But how effective is ketamine in adolescents? This research update looks at some emerging data to help you decide whether off label use of ketamine might be a viable option in teens with severe depression.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Assessment in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, January/February/March 2022

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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