Pediatric Mental Health from an FNP perspective

Initial discussion response should be 300 words. This is not the only criteria utilized for evaluation; substantive content is imperative. All questions in the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments. All responses need to be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. In -text Citation and reference must adhere to APA format (6th Ed.).

Select ONE of the questions listed below and create a substantive initial post. Please post the question number you chose in the title of your post. (i.e. Question 2 parent history),Keep in mind the developmental stages.

1.As a primary care provider working with children with mental health disorders you understand there are special health needs to be assessed and an increased frequency regarding health exams. What information do you want to assess in children who are diagnosed with ADHD and managed on stimulant medications? What is the frequency for evaluation?

2.You have just finished seeing a 10-year-old girl for complaints of somatic pains, refusal to engage in activities, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. You perform a depression screening which reveals a high score for depression. You diagnose her with Depression NOS and intiate monotherapy with sertraline. What are your recommendations for her parents? When will you have her return to clinic? What is your plan if she discloses suicidal ideation?

 
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