Review the Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide on comprehensive, integrated psychiatric assessment. Watch the Mental Status Examination B-6 and Simulation Scenario-Adolescent Risk Assessment videos.

Watch the YMH Boston Vignette 5 video and take notes; you will use this video as the basis for your Discussion post.

Based on the YMH Boston Vignette 5 video, post answers to the following questions:

What did the practitioner do well? In what areas can the practitioner improve?

At this point in the clinical interview, do you have any compelling concerns? If so, what are they?

What would be your next question, and why?

Then, address the following. Your answers to these prompts do not have to be tailored to the patient in the YMH Boston video.

Explain why a thorough psychiatric assessment of a child/adolescent is important.

Describe two different symptom rating scales that would be appropriate to use during the psychiatric assessment of a child/adolescent.

Describe two psychiatric treatment options for children and adolescents that may not be used when treating adults.

Explain the role parents/guardians play in assessment.

Support your response with at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources and explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

Reading Resources:

Hilt, R. J., & Nussbaum, A. M. (2016). site. American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

· Chapter 1, “Introduction”

· Chapter 4, “The 15-Minute Pediatric Diagnostic Interview”

· Chapter 5, “The 30-Minute Pediatric Diagnostic Interview”

· Chapter 6, “DSM-5 Pediatric Diagnostic Interview”

· Chapter 9, “The Mental Status Examination: A Psychiatric Glossary”

· Chapter 13, “Mental Health Treatment Planning”

Srinath, S., Jacob, P., Sharma, E., & Gautam, A. (2019). 

Clinical practice guidelines for assessment of children and adolescentsLinks to an external site.

Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 61(2), 158–175.

Thapar, A., Pine, D. S., Leckman, J. F., Scott, S., Snowling, M. J., & Taylor, E. A. (2015). 
Rutter’s child and adolescent psychiatry (6th ed.). Wiley Blackwell

· Chapter 32, “Clinical assessment and diagnostic formulation”

· Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2015). 
Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry (11th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 31, “Child Psychiatry”


· Symptom Media. (2014). 

Mental status exam B-6
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· Western Australian Clinical Training Network. (2016, August 4). 

Simulation scenario-adolescent risk assessment
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· YMH Boston. (2013, May 22). 

Vignette 5 – Assessing for depression in a mental health appointment
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