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MD Magazine Article Highlights Co-Management

CHDI's co-management of anxiety and depression program is the focus of a July 5, 2017 article: "Mental Health Screening Tools Assist Pediatricians in Identifying Risk" published in MD Magazine. The article reviews findings from an earlier research article published in the Journal of Pediatric HealthCare  (May-June 2017), entitled: "A Clinical Care Algorithmic Toolkit for Promoting Screening and Next-Level Assessment of Pediatric Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care."  

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Mental Health Screening Tools Assist Pediatricians in Identifying Risk

JULY 05, 2017
Amanda Warren
Unaddressed mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, among children and adolescents results in nearly two-thirds of those patients failing to receive proper treatment, according to a study conducted by Lisa Honigfeld, PhD, vice president of health initiatives with the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, and her colleagues in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Health Care.
Honigfeld and colleagues’ research shows that increasing the availability of accurate, reliable, easy-to-use, mental health screening tools for use by pediatric primary care (PPC) physicians during well-child visits could help increase the likelihood of diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues for pediatric patients.
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