EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Patient education is an effective tool in supporting compliance and treatment for a diagnosis. It is important to consider effective ways to educate patients and their families about a diagnosis—such as coaching, brochures, or videos—and to recognize that the efficacy of any materials may differ based on the needs and learning preferences of a particular patient. Because patients or their families may be overwhelmed with a new diagnosis, it is important that materials provided by the practitioner clearly outline the information that patients need to know.

 

LEARNING RESOURCES

 

Required Readings

· Hilt, R. J., & Nussbaum, A. M. (2016).  DSM-5 pocket guide for child and adolescent mental health  Links to an external site. . American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

· Chapter 3, “Common Clinical Concerns”

· Chapter 7, “A Brief Version of DSM-5″

· Chapter 8, “A stepwise approach to Differential Diagnosis”

· Chapter 10, “Selected DSM-5 Assessment Measures”

· Chapter 11, “Rating Scales and Alternative Diagnostic Systems”Links to an external site.

· Shoemaker, S. J., Wolf, M. S., & Brach, C. (2014).  The patient education materials assessment tool (PEMAT) and user’s guide  Links to an external site. . Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/publications/files/pemat_guide.pdfLinks to an external site.

· Thapar, A., Pine, D. S., Leckman, J. F., Scott, S., Snowling, M. J., & Taylor, E. A. (2015).  Rutter’s child and adolescent psychiatry (6th ed.). Wiley Blackwell.

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· Chapter 60, “Anxiety Disorders”

· Chapter 61, “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”

· Chapter 62, “Bipolar Disorder in Childhood”

· Chapter 63, “Depressive Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence”

 

REQUIRED MEDIA

· Center for Rural Health. (2020, May 18).  Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder & childhood bipolar disorder  Links to an external site.  [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/tSfYXkst1vMLinks to an external site.

· Mood Disorders Association of BC. (2014, November 20).  Children in depression  Links to an external site.  [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/Qg-BBKB1nJcLinks to an external site.

· Psych Hub Education. (2020, January 7).  LGBTQ youth Links to an external site. : Learning to listen. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn4AVjMMYX4

TO PREPARE

· For this Assignment, you will pretend that you are a contributing writer to a health blog. You are tasked with explaining important information about bipolar disorder in language appropriate for child/adolescent patients and/or their caregivers.

· Research signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, pharmacological treatments, nonpharmacological treatments, and appropriate community resources and referrals.

THE ASSIGNMENT

In a 300- to 500-word blog post written for a patient and/or caregiver audience, explain signs and symptoms bipolar disorder pharmacological treatments, nonpharmacological treatments, and appropriate community resources and referrals.



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