Project TEACH

Pediatric Depression

Dates: Nov 04, 2019 - ongoing

Number of Credits: 1.00


This free, CME-certified webinar provides clear tools to help you effectively screen for and treat pediatric depression. Depression can be diagnosed in up to 8% of adolescents and 2% of children. It can be reliably diagnosed in children and adolescents and there are treatments available.Failure to diagnose and treat depression can lead to significant morbidity and mortality with increasing suicide rates in the population of adolescents who are depressed. Further, bipolar disorder in children and adolescents frequently presents first as depression, making the detection of depression and mania a particularly important thing to assess and manage. This webinar will describe the presenting problems, discuss comorbidities that are common, and provide a treatment algorithm that can be used.This webinar is presented by Project TEACH, a program funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health.


  • Uchida, Mai, MD

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program participants will be able:

  • To describe the phenomenology of depression in children and adolescents
  • To discuss the management of depression in children and adolescents
  • To discuss the presentation of depression as it relates to the diagnosis of and progression to bipolar disorder in childhood and adolescence.
  • To review the risks and benefits of treatment of depression in children and adolescents

Target Audience

The target audience for this event is: psychiatrists, primary care and family practice physicians, pediatricians, nursing professionals, residents, and other mental health, primary care and pediatric clinicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Statement

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM Designation Statement

    McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Other Professions (self-claim) Statement

    Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

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