Sorting Out Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents is organized by Nurse.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held from Mar 15, 2017 - Mar 15, 2020. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hours.
This continuing education module highlights mood disorders (also called affective disorders) that are diagnosed in childhood and adolescence. Bipolar and depressive disorders, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition:DSM-5 are discussed, including disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, which appeared for the first time in the DSM-5. Identifying and diagnosing childhood mood disorders requires special knowledge and skill. Children and adolescents with mood disorders present differently than adults with mood disorders. Mental health professionals who work with children must possess a child-centric understanding of mood disorders to identify problems, provide proper treatment, or refer to the appropriate discipline.
The goal of this continuing education program is to inform mental healthcare caregivers and providers about the symptoms, diagnoses, and recommended treatment for the most prevalent mood disorders affecting children and adolescents. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• Identify criteria for diagnoses of depressive and bipolar disorders in children and adolescents
• Describe how mood disorder symptoms manifest differently in children than in adults
• Discuss the treatment benefits and risks for specific mood disorders in children and adolescents
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry