Other Mental Health Issues that Impact Learning. Stephanie Eken, M.D. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist David Causey, Ph.D. Clinical Child Psychologist Square One: Specialists in Child and Adolescent Development. Mood Disorders:. Symptoms, Treatment, & Impact on Learning.
Stephanie Eken, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
David Causey, Ph.D.
Clinical Child Psychologist
Square One: Specialists in Child and Adolescent Development
Symptoms, Treatment, & Impact on Learning
Fight with Parent 20%
End of a relationship 12%
Financial problems 10%
Fight with a significant other 8%
Recent move, social isolation 7%
Legal problems 6%
Family Problems 6%
Academic problems 5%
Substance abuse 4%
Recent abuse 4%
Other stressors 15%
Webster’s II Dictionary, Third Ed.
Not at all A little worried A lot
“Antecedents” refers to those factors that precede and trigger a conflict or anger outburst.
“Situation Specificity” refers to specific situations that are likely to raise frustration levels, lower coping thresholds, and make the youngster more vulnerable to the impact of an antecedent.
First-line medication for depressive and anxiety disorders
No evidence that one SSRI is superior to another
SSRIs take 4-6 weeks to determine efficacy of dose
Fewer side effects than older antidepressants
Impaired glucose tolerance
Dyslipidemia – elevated cholesterol
Hyperprolactinemia – gynecomastia, menstrual irregularities
Long-term effects to CNS in children?
“Facts for Families” handouts on many topics
Latest news on hot topics
Question and answer material about depression, suicide and black box warning
Links for parents and physicians
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