Psychosocial Alterations in the Pediatric Client
by Nursing CE Catalog
The number of children and adolescents in the United States who suffer from mental health disorders is staggering and has long-term implications, affecting their family and peer relationships, academic performance, future career and job potential, and economic self-sufficiency. However, children with mental health problems are one of the most underserved populations in the health care system.The purpose/goal of this course is to discuss clinical symptoms and treatment modalities for children and adolescents with psychosocial alterations including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood or depressive disorders, suicide, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders.Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following: • Discuss various treatment modalities for children and adolescents with psychosocial alterations.• Identify the primary clinical manifestations of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).• Differentiate between major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder.• Explain the conditions and circumstances that make an individual at high risk for suicide.• Define and describe the major anxiety disorders of childhood (separation anxiety disorder, school phobia or refusal, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder).• List the types of substances subject to abuse by children and adolescents.• Discuss interventions for individuals with eating disorders, including nutritional rehabilitation and psychotherapy.Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 2.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.0 contact hours.This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented. The estimated time to complete the activity is 2.0 hour(s).This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.