John T. Walkup
Original KEYNOTE presentation and abstract by professor John T. Walkup (New York Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, USA) on treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, held at the ESCAP 2013 Congress in Dublin, Monday 8th July 2013.
AbstractObjective: Anxiety disorders in children, and depression in adolescents are very common internalizing conditions (Kessler et al., 2010). If left untreated they can result in considerable impairment that extends into adulthood. At this time there is substantial evidence supporting the efficacy of SSRI treatment and cognitive behavioral approaches to anxiety and depression. This presentation will review the evidence base for the pharmacological and psychological treatment of anxiety and depression in children and adolescents including strategies for partially responsive or refractory cases. Methods: The presentation is based on a literature review of the treatment and related studies of the anxiety disorders and major depression in children and adolescents.
View the full presentation here (pdf file, 87 slides).
John T. Walkup
John T. Walkup MD is professor of psychiatry, DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar, the Vice Chair of Psychiatry, and director of the division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr Walkup has been involved in the development and evaluation of psychopharmacological and psychosocial treatments for the major psychiatric disorders of childhood including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, Tourette syndrome and suicidal behaviour and disseminate the benefit of this research to address mental health disparities in Native Americans. Dr Walkup has been awarded the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Academic Achievement in 2009 from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Blanche F. Ittleson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry in 2011 from the American Psychiatric Association. His collaboration with the Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins was awarded the Bronze Achievement Award from the Institute of Psychiatric Services of American Psychiatric Association in 2012 for pioneering suicide prevention initiatives on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona.The benefit of this research to address mental health disparities in Native Americans.