Online Education | Pediatric Drug Therapy 2017 - The Roller Coaster of Adolescent Moods

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The Roller Coaster of Adolescent Moods

Course Description

Speaking from a wealth of experience, Patti Varley dispenses pearls of wisdom for talking to teens with mood disorders, finding pharmacologic interventions that work, and identifying ways to increase compliance and achieve better treatment outcomes for these adolescents. 


Patti Varley, MN, ARNP, CNS

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Children’s; Clinical Faculty, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing, Seattle

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Patti Varley is always outstanding and well-worth listening to!"

"Good speaker with practical info and tips."

Target Audience

For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be better able to:

  1. Discuss how to determine clinical diagnosis of adolescent mood disorders.
  2. Identify current medications used to treat adolescent mood disorders.
  3. Discuss ways of increasing compliance of adolescents in treatment of mood disorders.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.20 Contact hours
  • 1.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.20 Contact hours
  • 1.20 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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