Nov 9 2017
Nov 9 2017: 7:30am–8:30am

Pediatric Anxiety Disorders and OCD

Medical Education, Mental Health and Behavioral Health, Pediatric Medicine

This presentation aims to enhance primary care practitioners’ diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to children and adolescents who have anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders. It will include a discussion of evidence-based first-line treatments as well as discussion of augmentation strategies and when and how to use them. The presentation will include case discussions and an opportunity for learners to ask questions about specific challenges they have faced in their practices.

Pediatricians, family practitioners and nurse practitioners who are registered with PediPRN are welcome. 


Elizabeth Brannan, MD
Attending Psychiatrist, Intensive Program for OCD, Bradley Hospital
Assistant Professor (Clinician Educator Track) of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • diagnose and discuss with families the range and developmental progression of pediatric anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and related disorders
  • understand and be comfortable discussing with families the basic theoretical framework for what causes and reinforces maladaptive behaviors and functional impairment in these disorders
  • exhibit knowledge about and be comfortable discussing with families the indicated modalities of psychotherapy and indications, risks, and benefits of first-line medications for these disorders
  • leverage increased knowledge of available resources and improved practical application of evidence-based pharmacologic and basic behavioral and family therapy interventions for these disorders

Registration Information

This event is free but registration is required. Register online now. Online registration closes Monday, November 8. To register by phone, call the department of behavioral education at 401-432-1087.

To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital Continuing Medical Education office at 401-444-4260.

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Continuing Medical Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.     

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.