The pediatrician may not be the child's only primary physician but he is the clinician with whom the child and his family have the greatest contact. It is therefore up to the pediatrician to make certain that all useful areas of investigation are pursued in the diagnosis of emotional problems. After completing this continuing medical education unit, the practicing pediatrician will have a greater understanding of the assessment of the preschool child, the school age child, and the adolescent, as well as the evaluation and treatment of attention deficit disorder.
HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physicians Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfulry completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.
The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.
1. Which Informant Is most reliable In the evaluation off the child's thoughts and emotions?
A. School teacher.
C. School nurse.
2. The most common psychiatric disorders seen In the school age child are which off the following?
A. Conduct disorders.
B. Separation anxiety.
C. Attention deficit disorders.
3. The attention deficit disorders are more frequent in boys than girls.
4. The most common sign of psychiatric disorder In the school age child Is difficulty In peer relationships.