Anne E Pidano

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Research indicates that one in five children and adolescents in the United States has a behavioral or emotional disorder and a substantial number use psychotropic medications. Pediatric primary care providers play an important role in prescribing and managing psychotropic medications. However, they face several challenges with respect to prescribing these(More)
BACKGROUND Collaborative pediatric mental health and primary care is increasingly recognized as optimal for meeting the needs of children with mental health problems. This paper describes the challenges faced by freestanding specialty mental health clinics and pediatric health practices to provide such coordinated mind-and-body treatment. It describes(More)
As many as 15 million children and adolescents in the United States are in need of behavioral health services, and it is often the pediatric primary care system that is their first contact with formal assessment and intervention services. However, pediatric primary care providers (PPCPs) face challenges to assessing and managing children with behavioral(More)
Effective communication is critical, including in the pediatric primary care setting. Pediatric primary care providers (PPCPs) are in a unique position to address psychosocial and mental health concerns during office visits, and effective communication skills play a crucial role in providing an opportunity for parents and patients to disclose and discuss(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the presence of negative content in commercials airing on 3 children's channels (Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network). METHOD The 1681 commercials were coded with a reliable coding system and content comparisons were made. RESULTS Although the majority of the commercials were coded as(More)
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