Depression in Children


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Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Depressive disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) include diagnoses of different disorders, for example, major depressive disorder (MDD), disruptive mood dysregulation, persistent depressive disorder, and depression not otherwise specified. This activity eviews major depressive disorder (MDD). MDD is the first cause of disability among adolescents aged 10 to 19 years (WHO 2014). Suicide is the third cause of death in this age group, and adolescent depression is a major risk factor for suicide. Depressed adolescents experienced significantly more stressors during the year before onset when compared with a comparable 12-month period in normal controls. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of depression in children and the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the etiology of depression in children.
  • Describe the presentation of depression in children.
  • Summarize the treatment of depression in children.
  • Outline the evaluation and management of depression in children and the role of interprofessional team members in collaborating to provide well-coordinated care and enhance patient outcomes.


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