FP Essentials™

Mental Disorders and Learning Disabilities in Children and Adolescents

Edition #475 | December 2018

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In This Edition

  • Identify and apply criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) when diagnosing patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Recommend appropriate age-based therapies for patients with ADHD.
  • Describe the common types of learning disabilities.
  • Explain the process of psychoeducational evaluation as performed by schools and the development of an Individualized Education Program.
  • Describe the warning signs associated with eating disorders.
  • Recommend family-based treatment of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa.
  • Establish a safety plan with all adolescent patients with suicidal thoughts.
  • Manage adolescent patients with moderate to severe depression with a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
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