Mental Health Concerns

Anxiety
Depression
School refusal
Suicidality

  • Identify risk factors for suicide and self-harm behaviour
  • Describe the clinical presentations of depressive and anxiety disorders, recognizing they may present differently in different age groups
  • Identify reasons for school refusal

Overview & Foundational Knowledge

Hann GL, Fischer DJ & Fluent TE. Separation anxiety disorder and school refusal in children and adolescents. Pediatrics in Review 2006, 27: 56.

Good review on school refusal in separation anxiety in all ages.

Prager, LM. Depression and suicide in children and adolescents. Pediatrics in Review 2009; 30 (6): 199-206.

Overview article on depression and suicide in children and adolescents.

First Episode Psychosis: An Information Guide

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health_and_addiction_information/psychosis/first_episode_psychosis_information_guide/Pages/first_episode_psychosis_information_guide.aspx

Information on first episode psychosis from CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).

Bagnell A. Anxiety and separation disorders. Pediatrics in Review 2011; 32: 440.

Overview of common pediatric anxiety disorders with differential diagnoses.

Clinical Presentations