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NUR161 - Depression in Children & Adolescents (1.0 HR)

Purpose: This course provides an overview of common depression diagnoses and gives health care workers the skills to best meet the needs of young patients with depression. 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Define depression.
  2. Describe the symptoms of depression as experienced by children and adolescents.
  3. Discuss how anxiety and depression are often connected.
  4. Identify several mental health disorders which youth with depression experience.
  5. Describe the known and theorized causes for depression.
  6. Recognize treatments for depression.
  7. List the warning signs of suicide in youth.
  8. Discuss which steps to take with a patient who expresses or displays suicidality.
  9. List three in-the-moment techniques to utilize with a patient with depression.