122. Happy New Year!

As Dr. Gaggino looks back on her episodes over the past year, she gives out kudos to some of the standout guests of 2022. She also has some reminders of past episodes that you may have missed or may even be worth another listen, (just scroll down to get those links) and there’s a sneak peek at some of the exciting things to come in 2023. If you haven’t already, make sure to tap on that follow button and to ensure that you’ll never miss an episode, get that automatic download every Wednesday morning. Dr. Gaggino has been working hard to get some fantastic shows lined up for you. 2023 going to be an AMAZING YEAR…

 

[00:33 -2:11] Children’s Mental Health and Depression

  • Children are struggling with mental health issues, and it is our responsibility as adults to support them
  • Building strong relationships and creating a sense of belonging can be healing for children and families  
  • It is important to educate ourselves and seek out help from professionals when needed

[2:12- 3:04]  Medications for Mental Health in Children

  • Dr. Jeffrey Strawn’s episode #44 discusses the use of SSRIs for children’s mental health
  • It is important to feel comfortable with a few medications and seek guidance from a child psychiatrist if needed
  • The National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs (NNCPAP) can provide resources and support

[3:05 -3:26]  Assessing Social Determinants of Health

  • Dr. Kofi Essel’s episode #74 discusses the impact of food insecurity on children’s mental health
  • Asking about food insecurity and advocating for resources can be a simple yet effective intervention
  • Other social determinants, such as housing and access to healthcare, can also impact children’s mental health

[3:27-4:48]  Psychoeducation for Children’s Mental Health and Supporting our own wellbeing

  • Dr. Colleen Cullinan’s episodes (such as episode 26 on anxiety and episode #71 on depression) provide valuable information on psychoeducation for children
  • Dr. Cullinan’s four-part series on executive function and ADHD (episodes #88, #109, #119, and #120) is also helpful for understanding and supporting children with these conditions
  • Dr. Kemia Seraff’s episode #108 and Dr. Miko Rose’s episode #69 offer ideas for maintaining our own well-being as pediatric clinicians
  • It is important to take care of ourselves so that we can better support the children and families we work with

[4:49 – 10:57]  Connecting with Others in the Field

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and state AAP chapters provide opportunities for connection and support with other pediatric clinicians
  • The AAP’s policy statements, clinical and technical reports, and continuing education offerings are valuable resources for staying up to date on best practices in pediatric care
  • Joining a local or national pediatric group can be a great way to connect with others and find support in the field.

Links to resources mentioned on the show

Dr. Lia Gaggino’s Website    https://www.medicalbhs.com/

NNCPAP.org                       :                                                                                                                                 NNCPAP National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs

 

Colleen Cullinan’s Greatest Hits

Pt1: ADHD- Strategies for Boosting Executive Function                                                                             https://302.buzz/88ADHD-Boosting Executive Function

Pt2: ADHD Symptoms- Executive Functions                                                                                                https://302.buzz/109ADHDpt2

Pt3: ADHD- Executive Function                                                                                                                      https://302.buzz/119ADHD-Pt3

Pt4: ADHD-Executive Function                                                                                                                       https://302.buzz/120-ADHDpt4

Ep71 Depression: Naming the Monster                                                                                   https://302.buzz/71DepressionMonster

Ep 26 The 3Bs: Brain, Body, Behavior: Managing Anxiety                                                                         https://302.buzz/26-3BsBrainBodyBehavior

 

Additional Episodes Mentioned

Ep #44 Anxiety Disorders in Children: Treatment Pearls                                                                          https://302.buzz/44-AnxietyDisorders

Ep #69 Mindfulness in Medicine: the Joy Initiative                                                                            https://302.buzz/69-Mindfulness

Ep #74 Food Insecurity: No Child Should Go Hungry                                                                                   https://302.buzz/74-FoodInsecurity

Ep #108 Physician Moral Injury: Healing the Healer                                                                  https://302.buzz/108-PhysicianMoral

 

Key quotes for Twitter:

“Kids are really struggling and it’s our job to be there for them” ….Dr. Lia Gaggino

“Many of the skills to do this work are really about relationship building. I call it “The Magic in the Room”. It is being with others and creating a sense of belonging that is healing for our patients and families… Dr. Lia Gaggino

 

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