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Psychiatric screening for adolescents

As is common in many locales, there is a significant wait to see a pediatric psychiatrist in my area. What are the recommendations for starting patients on antidepressants or atypical agents? We conduct basic screening (Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ] and Mood Disorder Questionnaire), but are there other tools that are more useful for adolescents?—Deanna Bridge,…

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