Depression and Anxiety in Children
Points: 5 CPTD (SACE) POINTS
Price: R240 incl VAT
LESSON 1 – This presentation will look at the following topics:
- Normal versus pathological anxiety.
- Anxiety disorders of childhood e.g. Separation anxiety disorder, Generalized Anxiety
- Disorder, Social anxiety disorder, Selective mutism, Obsessive compulsive disorder and Post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Aetiology of anxiety disorders, including genetic and environmental factors, including the role of parenting.
- Clinical presentation of the different anxiety disorders, including school refusal and somatic complaints.
- Screening for childhood anxiety.
- When and how to refer.
- Management of anxiety disorders
- Pharmacological (emphasis on the SSRI’s)
- Childhood depression and its Epidemiology and Aetiology.
- Clinical presentation of childhood depression.
- Suicidality in children – including the phenomenon of cutting.
- DSM 5 diagnostic criteria.
- Treatment of childhood depression.
- Pharmacological (mainly SSRI’s)
- Take home messages.
LESSON 2 – This presentation will look at the following topics:
The primary aim is to empower the audience in gaining further knowledge on the topic and to be encouraged to practical assist children, suffering from both/ either anxiety and depression, with confidence.
- Anxiety and Depression in children becoming more common.
- Anxiety and Depression existing separately and or co comorbidly.
- The factors contributing to this increase are diverse and complex.
- Modern society and its role in the development of this disease.
- Understanding the contributing factors.
- Social emotional aspects of development of healthy wellbeing
- What makes a childs world work and what matters to a child?
- Attachment to primary caregiver, and the development of trust and belonging.
- The need for greater resilience in children: why is it lacking?
- Understanding the function of character growth and life management skills.
- The most commonly used approaches from recent research.
- Social systems that the child lives and functions in.
- Working with families, school or social community.
- Medicate or not to medicate?
- Practical supports/solutions to a mood affected child.