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OCD in children and adolescents: clinical review

OCD in children and adolescents: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

2.5 hours

Published

May 13, 2015

Updated

May 13, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Eloise Donaghay-Spire and Dr Vibhav Shetty reviews the diagnosis and the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of OCD in children and adolescents. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include ICD-10 diagnostic criteria, common differentials such as autism spectrum disorders, and the role of CBT in management.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional will be better able to:
  • Understand the aetiology of OCD in children and adolescents
  • Make a diagnosis of OCD
  • List the criteria for referral to secondary care
  • Advise patients on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of OCD.
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Eloise Donaghay-Spire
    Clinical Psychologist

    South Kent CAMHS
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    United Kingdom

    Dr Vibhav Shetty
    Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

    South Kent CAMHS
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan

    GP
    
London
    
United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 2.5 learning credits (2.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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