What Can I Do With All the Depressed or Anxious Teens in My Practice?: Practical Strategies for the Primary Care Provider
Evaluating and treating the common mental health concerns of youth demands a new set of primary care skills.
Dr. Jefferson Prince focuses on anxiety disorders and depression – mental health issues primary care providers are confronting every day. Dr. Prince discusses the insights providers need to better recognize and diagnose these disorders. He also reviews medications, dosing and side effects, discusses the role of psychotherapy and complementary therapies and when, and how, to help patients regain a sense of themselves.
Jefferson Prince, MD, is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of child psychiatry for the North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA. He is also medical director for the Center’s regional Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) — a successful primary care/psychiatric collaborative initiative emerging as a national model.