17-50 Segment 1: Mental Health Treatment For Children

 

Thirty-five percent of children receiving treatment for mental health issues are treated only by a primary care physician, due in part to a shortage in pediatric mental health care providers as well as a stigma in consulting them. Experts discuss readiness of pediatricians to treat mental illness in children and efforts to be sure they’re prepared.

Guest:

  • Dr. Jeanne Van Cleve, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
  • Dr. Douglas Tynan, clinical psychologist, American Psychological Association
  • Dr. Scott Benson, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Pensacola, FL

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