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clinical practice with children and families session 5 notes

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These notes cover depressive and Bipolar disorders
clinical practice: children and families
Sarah Ryan
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Date Created: 02/18/16
Clinical- child & Fam: 2/18 Depressive Disorders Persistent Depressive Disorder - previously dysthymic disorder - 1 year in children 2 years in adults - depressive episodes with two or more depressive symptoms - pay attention to rule outs - medical conditions - bipolar disorder - needs to be happening in 2 more settings - if not we are going to focus on PTSD Disruptive mood Dysregulation Disorder - severe temper outbursts with underlying persistent angry or irritable mood - Frequency: 3 or more times a week - Duration: temper outbursts and the persistently irritable mood between outbursts - lasts at least 12 months - Severity: present in 2 settings and severe in at least one - Onset: not before 6 and not after 18 - Common rule outs: bipolar, IDD, depressive disorder, ADHD, autism, separation anxiety disorder - substance, medication or medical condition - if ODD present, do not also diagnose this - meant to replace juvenile bipolar disorder - it was being over diagnosed - very similar to IED (intermittent explosive disorder) - treatment implications - no empirically supported treatments - avoid bipolar medications - consider CBT treatments used for depression in children - coping skills for thoughts, feeling and behavior - parent training - parent support group Depression Treatment: Individual Psychotherapy Approaches - CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) - Goals: improving coping, emotion regulation, problem solving, social skills - Treatment: psychoeducation, coping skills, emotion regulation, cognitive restructuring, self-monitoring changes, activity scheduling, diary tracking - if the problem can be changed we want to use a problem solving strategy - if the problem cannot be changed we want to use coping strategies - IPT-A (Interpersonal therapy for adolescents) - Goals: decrease depressive symptoms and improve interpersonal functioning - Focuses on patterns of interpersonal relationships - Follows problem area model: - interpersonal role disputes - greif - role transition - interpersonal deficits - single parent home (for adult model) - Other treatments - solution focused therapy - narrative therapy - art therapy - play therapy with younger children - Psychopharmacology - SSRIs- lower side effects, but can increase suicidiality Fluxetine-Prozac - Alternative anti-depressants Buproprion-Wellbutrin Nefazodone-Serzone Venlafaxine-Effexor Mirtaxapine-Remeron - TCAs- older, risk of pediatric death Bipolar Disorder: Developmental Differences Child vs Adults - youth with BPD I spend more times symptomatic than adults with more polarity switches than adults - youth lack affect regulation - rapid fluctuations in mood symptoms: youths have more difficulty verbilizing emotions - in youth there is this irritable mood all the time where in adults the default is the upswing - intervals between episodes decrease decrease as illness becomes worse - rapid cycling: youth can cycle between 30 times a day - less substance abuse in children -> prompt treatment before substance abuse becomes a problem - longer remissions -> less likely to relapse - children who begin illness earlier in life-become poor responders to treatment as adults Differential diagnosis fo Bipolar Disorder - look for a thyroid condition - can be a cause for some symptoms - need to differentiate between DMDD, IED, depression, PTSD, ODD/CD, ADHD, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, organic, disruptive, borderline personality disorder - look for signs of burnout in parents - co-morbid diagnosis - use differential checklists Brain Development - frontal lobe doesn’t develop until late adolescents - chemical imbalance of bipolar disorder accentuates the absence of the developed frontal lobe Bipolar Disorder Treatment: Multimodal treatment - managing mood: individual therapy psychopharmacology family treatment


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