Depression has become a significant problem among adolescents in today's society (World Health Organization [WHO], 2014). This population often hides depression due to its social stigma. If misdiagnosed or left untreated, however, depression is associated with suicidal tendencies, self-infliction, self-mutilation, self-harm, suicidal attempt, and suicidal completion. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF-approved standardized depression screening tools, such as the PHQ-A, are used in the primary care setting to detect the major depressive disorder in adolescents aged 12 to 18. The primary purpose of this evidenced-based clinical scholarly project is to provide extensive knowledge and to educate nurse practitioners (NPs) in the primary care setting about the appropriate use of standardized depression screening tools when working with adolescents.
|Advisor:||Kozlowski, Jessica L., Webb, Bryan|
|Commitee:||Hanisch, Tyke, Kozlowski, Jessica L., Webb, Bryan|
|Department:||Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Adolescent depression, Advance practice nurse, Depression screening tools, Education and training, Mental health providers, Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-A), Practitioners|
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