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Clinical casebook: child and adolescent mental health (1.5 CPD hours)

Dr Mark Lovell, consultant child and adolescent learning disability psychiatrist, guides you through three primary care case histories.

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FULL CPD MODULE

This module uses four case histories to update GPs on the management of childhood mental health including:

  • The symptoms and signs that are suggestive of a child sniffing glue
  • The short- and long-term dangers associated with glue sniffing
  • Clinical and ethical issues posed by the request that an adolescent be ‘tested for drugs’
  • The prevalence of anxiety-based disorders in adolescent children
  • CBT for childhood and adolescent anxiety or depression
  • The prevalence of depression 
  • How you can encourage engagement of the child with medical services
  • The key features to look for in a child presenting with possible autism 

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