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VIDEO: Comanagement effective at treating mental health issues in pediatric patients


 

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BALTIMORE – For pediatric group practices to move toward comanagement to more effectively treat any mental health issues their patients may exhibit, the first step is to educate pediatricians about the benefits of comanagement, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies.

“Pediatricians who had had at least 4 weeks of developmental behavioral pediatrics – or had targeted training on treatment for ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems – were more likely to comanage at least 50% of their patients” with mental health disorders, explained Dr. Cori Green of Cornell University, New York.

In a video interview, Dr. Green discussed the findings of her study, which consisted of 305 group practices in the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics Periodic Survey, and the importance of education in teaching residents, trainees, and fellows about comanagement.

Dr. Green did not report any relevant financial disclosures.

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