Depressive Disorders: Screenings and Interventions


This training provides an overview of depressive disorders within the pediatric population to ensure that primary care physicians are better able to recognize and identify the signs and symptoms of depression as well as appropriate resources to offer patients. You will learn about the difference between various depressive disorders as well as tools that are used to screen for depression within a primary care setting. Additionally, you will develop an understanding of various available treatment options for depression including medication management. Given that the primary care team plays a critical role in managing patients with depression, you will learn about the specific roles that the primary care team play in the patient’s care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of various depressive disorders/li>
  • Identity appropriate screening tools used to assess mood symptoms within the pediatric population in a primary care setting/li>
  • Describe options available for medication management of depressive symptoms/li>
  • Understand cultural factors which can impact presentation of depressive symptoms/li>
  • Recognize the specific roles of the primary team in caring for a patient with depression

Course Information

Estimated Time: 1 hour


Course Instructors

  • Christine Crawford headshotChristine Crawford
    MD, MPH
  • Michelle P. Durham headshotMichelle P. Durham
    MD, MPH


1 year of access
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