Approximately 15% of school-age children and adolescents in the U.S. are thought to have an emotional or behavioral disorder, and nearly two-thirds receive no formal mental health care. Pediatricians are increasingly being called on to screen for and treat mental health problems. Billie Samantha Schwartz, PhD, a Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, sits down to tackle common communication challenges faced by primary care providers, and how to find a common factors approach (as recommended by the AAP) to build into practice.
Listen in as Katie Lockwood, MD, a primary care pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discusses hot topics in primary care with CHOP subject-matter-experts as they weigh in on issues affecting the daily practice of pediatricians. This podcast is for general informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgment in making recommendations to their patients.
This Primary Care Perspectives Podcast episode was originally released on May 11, 2021.
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