Introduction: Understanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (01:51)
This video demonstrates the main clinical features of depression and self-harm, eating disorders, ADHD, conduct disorder, somatization, and autism in children and adolescents. Jonathan Hill describes how this video does not explore treatment methods. The interviewing practitioners in the video are all active child psychiatrists, while actors portray children and family members.
Depression and Suicidal Behavior (08:02)
Learning objectives include recognizing the main clinical features, understanding the principles behind deliberate self-harm assessment, and risk factors. Watch a child psychiatrist interview Tariq who describes the features of his depression; examine body language and appearance. Anhedonia is a lack of motivation and reduced ability to enjoy events.
Assessment of Suicide Attempt (07:11)
Main purposes include assessing the severity of the act, discovering if further self-harm may happen, identifying underlying mental illness, and agreeing on a plan of treatment. Psychiatrists need to ask about any other alcohol or drugs consumed, intent, whether the attempt was planned, and the perceived lethality of the act.
Eating Disorders (06:14)
Learning objectives include recognizing the clinical features of anorexia, physical co-morbidities, and psychiatric symptoms. Watch a child psychiatrist interview Sarah, who demonstrates body image distortion and an intense fear of gaining weight.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (07:40)
ADHD is also called hyperkinetic disorder, attention deficit disorders, and hyperactivity. Learn how to recognize the features, the principles of assessment, and the impact of the disorder. Watch a child psychiatrist interview and observe Paul and Peter.
Conduct Disorder (07:40)
Learning objectives include recognizing the clinical features, understanding risk factors, and co-morbidities associated with the disorder. Watch a child psychiatrist interview Michael. Ask about experiences of school, family, relationships with parents, beliefs about the future, and illegal drug use.
Learning objectives include understanding the interplay between physiological and psychological symptoms, and the principles of assessment. This type of illness is usually referred by a pediatrician. Watch a child psychiatrist interview Michael who complains of leg pain.
Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders (15:06)
Learning objectives include understanding the core triad; symptoms occur since infancy, common speech abnormalities, and stereotypical behaviors. Watch a video released by the National Autistic Society.
Credits: Understanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (02:29)
Credits: Understanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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