Depressive Disorders

This training provides an overview of depressive disorders within the pediatric population to ensure that clinicians 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 cultural considerations to keep in mind while working with a child who has depression. 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.

CEs/CMEs are available for this training

Learning Objectives

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of major depressive disorder and adjustment disorder
  • Identity appropriate screening tools used to assess mood symptoms within the pediatric population in a primary care setting
  • Understand various cultural factors in the presentation of depression in children
  • 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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