Mental Health Services for Pediatric Patients Increased Significantly During Pandemic

October 17, 2023

ISMIE on-demand course focuses on addressing pediatric mental health challenges

Use of pediatric mental health services overall increased by 22% since pre-pandemic levels, according to a recently published research letter. The authors found that in-person services for children and adolescents fell 42% in 2020 while telehealth services increased 30-fold. The most cited diagnoses for these young patients included anxiety disorders, ADHD and major depressive disorders.
These increasing rates are happening at the same time as the shortage of mental health professionals who can treat these individuals escalates.
ISMIE offers a course, Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care Settings, that focuses on the pediatric mental health challenges that medical professionals face, with an emphasis on the concerns of primary care physicians.
Access the course at your convenience. You may also visit ISMIE’s Mental Health in Crisis web page for more information.

If you have questions, please contact the Risk Management team by email
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