Skill-Building Module 2 – Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in the Pediatric Office

Presented by:
Andres Pumariega, M.D.
University of Florida College of Medicine, Dept. of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr. Pumariega has disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: 1/18/2024
Expiration Date:  1/17/2026


Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, APRNs, RNs, LCSWs


Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

1) Identify and better recognize pediatric behavioral health problems through early surveillance and screening with evidence-based tools.

2) Recognize and evaluate common pediatric psychiatric disorders and demonstrate skills in treating children in primary care practices, particularly relevant to diagnostics and psychopharmacotherapy.

3) Apply interview techniques for surveillance, engage in discussions of behavioral health topics, and utilize brief counseling techniques within their practices.


Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.


Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Resource(s) for further study:

  1. Treatment of Adolescent Depression Study (TADS, March et al, JAMA, 2004)
  2. Treatment of SSRI-Resistant Depression in Adolescents (TORDIA; Brent et al, 2008)
  4. Trevor Project;


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