Upon completion of this continuing medical education offering, the participant will be better able to deal with adolescents as a part of pediatrie practice. Insight into such health problems as drug abuse, suicide, and sexual abuse might be afforded by the history-taking guidelines presented.
HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category f credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully 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. Suicide among adolescents has Increased to where It Is now the leading cause of death.
2. The greatest threat of sexual abuse may very well come from within the family.
3. Which of the following Is the most likely cause of adolescent alienation?
A. Lack of understanding and communication with parents.
B. Desire for peer acceptance.
C. Intra-family sexual abuse.
4. Homosexuality Is closely related to transvestism.