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As part of a new initiative to support and broaden mental health awareness for pediatric primary care clinicians, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) is proud to present Doctor to Doctor: A Pediatric Mental Health Podcast. This series features compelling and practical conversations with psychiatrists, psychologists, and experts in pediatric mental health. Together, we outline what clinicians need to know about common mental health concerns prevalent amongst children and adolescents today.

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Doctor to Doctor Podcast Episode Guide

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EPISODE 1

Anxiety and Depression

The unique experiences of the past two years have put many of our kids and teens at risk for anxiety and depression.” Monika Roots, MD, a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist; Co-founder, President and Chief Medical Officer of Bend Health; and an assistant adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joins us to discuss symptoms, diagnosis, and both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for depression and anxiety in pediatric patients.

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EPISODE 2

Autism Spectrum Disorder

What might be considered the ultimate developmental disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to Jason Emejuru, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist currently in private practice who specializes in autism evaluations. Dr. Emejuru, who was trained at Kennedy Kreiger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and has previously worked at Sheppard Pratt’s Center for Autism, joins us this week to discuss symptoms, recognition, and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children.

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EPISODE 3

Suicide and Self-Harming Behaviors

Suicide is one of the most dangerous epidemics currently plaguing adolescents and teenagers — but asking the right questions could save a life. Lisa Horowitz, PhD, MPH, is a Pediatric Psychologist, Senior Associate Scientist in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health at NIH, and one of the co-authors of the recent Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Horowitz joins us today to dissect the realities of recognizing and handling suicidal and self-harming behaviors in patients.

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EPISODE 4

Conduct Disorder and ODD

Recognizing patterns of defiant behaviors in children and adolescents can be very tricky — how do we differentiate between a child with Conduct Disorder or ODD versus a child with developmentally normative behavior? In today’s episode, Josh Nadeau, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and Senior Clinical Director of Outpatient Services with Rogers Behavioral Health, discusses the nuances of having and diagnosing Conduct Disorder and ODD in children.

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EPISODE 5

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Mental health begins at birth, so establishing healthy relationships and examples of healthy behaviors for infants and children can make the world of a difference. Nikki Edge, PhD, joins us today to break down the science of infant and early childhood mental health, and discusses how clinicians and parents can foster healthy behaviors in children. Dr. Edge is a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, director of an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program in Arkansas called Project PLAY, and the director of the Arkansas Trauma Resource Initiative for Schools.

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EPISODE 6

ADHD

School, relationships, development, parenting — they are all impacted by the presence of ADHD in children. Recognizing particular patterns of behaviors, diagnosing them, and managing them are just the beginning. Barbara Hale-Richlen, MD, DFAPA, a dual board-certified psychiatrist in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, and founder of The Hale-Richlen Center for Psychiatry in Brookfield, Wisconsin, joins us to discuss the vast landscape of ADHD in children and adolescents.

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EPISODE 7

Substance Use Disorder

Substance Use Disorders are one of our most pressing public health crises. Today, we are joined by Lucien Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP, who gives us insights into the screening, treatment, and handling of Substance Use Disorders in children. Dr. Gonzalez is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Associate Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry, and current Chairperson of the AAP Committee on Substance Use and Prevention.

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EPISODE 8

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety, obsessive thoughts, compulsive actions – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in children comes to life in a variety of ways. The key to understanding OCD in your patients? Asking why. Katie Kreitzer, LPC, a practicing counselor and owner of the Center for Anxiety Disorders (an outpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in Brookfield, Wisconsin), joins us today to help dissect the recognition and treatment of OCD in children and adolescents.

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EPISODE 9

LGBTQIA+ Mental Health

Gender, sexuality, and gender expression play a very important part in the development of a child’s identity — to question these identities can place a lot of pressure on one’s mental health. Today, we are joined by Scott Leibowitz, MD, to understand the unique role that the clinician has in supporting the navigation of these identities in patients. Dr. Leibowitz is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, co-lead for the Adolescent chapter for the World Professional Association of Transgender Health’s Standard of Care 8th version, and is on the WPATH Board of Directors. Dr. Leibowitz is the lead child and adolescent faculty trainer, and curriculum co-chair for the WPATH Global Education Institute, and led the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Issues Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as co-chairperson from 2013-2021.

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EPISODE 10

Trauma, Part 1: What We’re Missing

Untreated trauma in children and adolescents often leads to challenges in development and behavior — we know this. So what are we missing? How can we better understand our patients’ trauma, with empathy and sincerity? Today, we are joined by Matt Jandrisevits, PhD, to answer some of these questions. Dr. Jandrisevits is an Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a Child and Adolescent Psychologist at Children’s Wisconsin, and a behavioral health specialist for the Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program.

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EPISODE 11

Trauma, Part 2: How to Help

When it comes to trauma, every child copes differently. However, trauma-informed practice in primary care can shape a family and child’s life. The ways in which we can screen for trauma, address it, and acknowledge it in medical practice matter. Matt Jandrisevits, PhD, joins us today to discuss how providers can best help their patients dealing with trauma. Dr. Jandrisevits is an Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a Child and Adolescent Psychologist at Children’s Wisconsin, and a behavioral health specialist for the Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program.

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This podcast is a production of the WIAAP and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a 5-year cooperative agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services totaling $2,225,000, with 0% financed with non-government. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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