MhGAP Child and adolescent mental and behavioural disorders. Module.

World Health Organization WHO, Eds.: WHO, (2010)

Learning objectives • Promote respect and dignity for children and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders. • Know common presentations of children and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders. • Know assessment principles of child and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders. • Know management principles of child and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders. • Use effective communication skills in interactions with children and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders. • Perform an assessment for children and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders. • Assess and manage physical conditions of children with mental and behavioural disorders. • Provide psychosocial interventions to children and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders and their carers. • Deliver pharmacological interventions as needed and appropriate to children and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders. • Plan and perform follow-up for children and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders. • Refer to specialists and link children and adolescents with mental and behavioural disorders with outside agencies where available.


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