Pharmacotherapy of Pediatric Anxiety and Depression

In this course, David Brent, MD, discusses approaches to the care of pediatric anxiety and depression, specifically focusing on pharmacotherapy.

Presenter: David Brent, MD, Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies, Academic Chief in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Director, Services for Teens at Risk Center

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to discuss the efficacy of pharmacological agents used to treat anxiety and depression.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the adverse events and side effects of pharmacological agents used to treat anxiety and depression.
  3. Participants will be able to describe the indications and contraindications of pharmacological agents used to treat anxiety and depression.
  4. Participants will be able to describe approaches to working with depressed and anxious patient, with respect to assessment, medication choice, suicidality, sleep, managing side effects and when to refer for continuation of maintenance treatment.

Course Evaluation: You will be prompted with a link to an online survey at the end of the course.

Course Achievement: No certificate will be available for this course. Completion for this course will, however, show up on the user’s transcript with any other courses that have been completed on the site.