Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network (PediPRN)

PediPRN Intensive Program Video Library

The PediPRN Intensive Program (PIP) was developed to give pediatric primary care providers in-depth training in child mental health topics. This video library provides insights from Bradley Hospital providers on mental health issues that may arise in pediatric practice.

The videos address the top five things pediatricians should know when assisting children with a variety of needs. 

Treatment for ADHD

Justin Schleifer, MD discusses how diagnosing attention deficit disorder (ADHD) is not an exact science, not because it’s unsupported, but because of who is doing the diagnosing. Many children with ADHD are diagnosed and treated by pediatricians.

Adolescent Depression

Dr. Horowitz discusses how teenage depression is a mental and emotional disorder that is no different medically from adult depression. However, symptoms in teens may manifest themselves in different ways due to the different social and developmental challenges teens face.


Amy Egolf, MD discusses how the numbers of young people with anxiety has been rising steadily; between 2007 and 2012, anxiety disorders in children and teens have gone up 20%.

Conversion Disorders

Mirabelle Mattar, MD explores how conversion disorder happens more often to adolescents with a history of emotional trauma, and in those who have a tough time discussing their feelings. Conversion disorder may develop as a defense mechanism to deal with one’s own strife.

Gender Identity

Jason Rafferty, MD, MPH, EdMexplains that gender identity is a person’s sense of who they are – male, female or both. It is normal for teens to question their sexuality and gender and primary care pediatricians are on the front lines, having these conversations with their patients, often assisting in their navigation of their own gender.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dr. Levine explores how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout a person's life. As a pediatrician, it’s important to know the early symptoms to start treatment as soon as possible.

Neurodiverse Families

Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences like autism and ADHD are the result of normal, natural variation in the human race. Learn more about neurodiversity in families and what to look for from a historical perspective when considering an autism or related disorders diagnosis.


Elizabeth Lowenhaupt, MD, FAAP explains that polypharmacy exposure is exceedingly common in hospitalized pediatric patients, particularly those with rare conditions. Here are the top five things pediatricians should know about polypharmacy.

Substance Abuse

A growing number of adolescents struggle with substance abuse. These issues correlate directly to mental health issues in many cases. Dr. Jason Rafferty explains the top 5 things pediatricians should know about substance use.

Pediatric Primary Care

Trauma is present in many children’s lives and learning to overcome is vital to primary care in kids. Marge Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD, shares evidence-based practices to help care for kids affected by trauma at the primary care level.