Anxiety Disorders in Pediatric Patients

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between normal fears, anxiety, and stress versus clinical anxiety disorders
  • Describe the diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders
  • Identify methods for screening anxiety in pediatric patients
  • Provide guidance for parents on responding to a child’s anxiety
  • Explain the impact of trauma and differentiate PTSD from anxiety

Intended Audience:

This online course is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurses.

Abstract:

This online course aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively address anxiety in pediatric patients. Participants will learn to distinguish between normal fears, anxiety, and stress, and recognize clinical anxiety disorders using established diagnostic criteria. The course will cover methods for screening anxiety in children and provide guidance for parents on how to support their anxious children. Additionally, the course will explore the impact of trauma, focusing on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its differentiation from general anxiety disorders. Through this comprehensive approach, healthcare professionals will be better prepared to identify, diagnose, and manage anxiety and trauma-related conditions in pediatric patients.

Assessment and Earning CME Credit:

To receive CME credit for this course in Armenia, you must take the CME quiz at the end of this course. You have 3 chances to get a 70% to pass. Once you pass the quiz, we will send your information to the Armenian Ministry of Health for credits.

Dr. Stephanie Marcy

Dr. Stephanie Marcy

Dr. Marcy graduated from UC Berkeley as a Psychology Major, pursued a Master’s Degree in Child Development, and then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. Upon finishing her degree, she moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a two-year post-doctoral trauma fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. After fellowship, she joined the faculty at CHLA, and a couple of years later, the faculty of USC Keck School of Medicine, where she has been since. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, as well as Medical Director of Integrated Behavioral and Mental Health Services in Primary Care within the Alta Med General Pediatrics clinic at CHLA. She is specialty board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Her clinical practice involves providing evidence-based therapeutic services to children, adolescents, young adults and families with a multitude of presenting conditions, and comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments to help provide diagnostic clarification and determine appropriate social, therapeutic, and educational interventions. Dr. Marcy is also an active supervisor for pre- and post-doctoral psychology trainees and provides hands-on instruction and guidance to medical residents in managing behavioral health concerns in primary care practice.