Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric diagnoses amongst children and adolescents, and there are well-established evidence-based treatments for anxiety in this population. However, these disorders are often undertreated. Pediatric anxiety disorders, particularly panic and generalized anxiety disorders, often first come to the attention of the primary care physician in the form of physical complaints. Despite the importance of pediatricians and PCPs in identifying and treating these disorders, there is little in the way of formal guidance on how to do so. We aim to enhance the knowledge and competence of these providers in managing pediatric anxiety in the primary care setting.
If you are interested in attending this course, please contact Hetal Modi Hetal.Modi@bcm.edu
At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:
- Identify anxiety disorders in children and adolescents in primary care.
- Describe evidence-based treatments for pediatric anxiety disorders.
- Outline appropriate management of anxiety disorders in the clinic setting, focusing on medication management.
Pediatricians and primary care providers (family practitioners, NPs, PAs) who treat children and adolescents in the outpatient setting.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Attendance