• Mental Disorders and Learning Disabilities in Children and Adolescents

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    #475: Mental Disorders and Learning
    Disabilities in Children and Adolescents
    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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