06. Screening Tools-Your Choice

Summary

Screening Tools-Your Choice

The emphasizes the importance of maternal mental health screening using the Edinburgh screen, highlighting its role in assessing postpartum depression to support mothers and their babies. She sheds light on key developmental and mental health screenings like the developmental screening tools, ASQ and SWIC, and the AAP Bright Futures recommended M-CHAT for early autism detection in toddlers.

 

Dr. Lia discusses pediatric anxiety screening tools including the SCARED and GAD-7, providing insights into the identification and treatment tracking of anxiety disorders in children and teens. She also delves into ADHD screening through the well-regarded Vanderbilt assessment tool and underscores the effectiveness of substance use screening for teens, endorsing the use of the CRAFFT 2.1N to evaluate the risk of lifetime substance use disorders in adolescents. Throughout the episode, Dr. Lia urges practitioners to integrate these screenings into their regular practice to tackle issues from multiple angles, ensuring comprehensive child and adolescent care.



Bullet points of key topics 

  • Dr. Lia discusses the importance and implementation of various screening tools in pediatric healthcare, focusing on maternal mental health, developmental assessments, and mental health screenings.
  • Recommended tools include the Edinburgh screen, ASQ, M-CHAT, and more, aiming to aid early detection and appropriate interventions.
  • She encourages practitioners to utilize these resources, available for free online and through the pediatric meltdown website, to enhance patient care and address critical health challenges effectively.

 

 

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