Assessment

Expert Q&A

Assessing Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Topics: Assessment | Bipolar Disorder | DMDD | Nomogram | Posterior Probability

CCPR: Can you talk about usual practice in assessing children and adolescents for bipolar disorder? Dr. Van Meter: Despite decades of good research demonstrating that young people are affected by bipolar disorder, it’s often a diagnosis of last resort. For example, somebody might be diagnosed initially with major depressive disorder and treated with

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Clinical Update

Tools to Help Kids and Teens to Sleep Better

Topics: Assessment | CBTi | circadian system | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia | Sleep | treatment

  Sasha is a 13-year-old whose grades are slipping. She reports trouble concentrating in school, and her parents are worried she might have ADHD. On taking a history, you learn that Sasha stays up late and gets up early, obtaining about six hours of sleep per night. Adolescents have been reporting less sleep over the past 20 years in what’s

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Clinical Update

Principles of Trauma Informed Care

Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) | Assessment | Minority | pandemic | Toxic Stress | Trauma | Trauma Informed Care

Trauma is common and takes on many forms: abuse, neglect, disaster, displacement, and illness. According to the CDC, at least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse or neglect in the past year and, depending on the source, about 1 in 3 to 4 girls and 1 in 5 to 13 boys will experience childhood sexual abuse (www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabus

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Clinical Update

Growing Rate of Suicide in Teens: Assessment and Prevention

Topics: adolescents | Assessment | Risk | teens | Treatment planning

Clinicians treating children and adolescents regularly encounter patients with suicidal thoughts. And with rising rates of adolescent suicide and shrinking inpatient stays, we’re seeing more of these suicidal kids in our offices. This article examines some of the novel risk factors and offers management and prevention strategies for you to consider ut

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