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Nicolas thank you for an informative post. Another topic with adolescent patients that is somewhat sensitive to approach is mental health. The adolescent stage in life is considered a dramatic physical, cognitive and emotional transformation (Hamm & Allan, 2012). Depression and other mental health issues have become more prevalent among the younger population and may be prevalent in a pregnant 16-year-old in this scenario. Some of your open-ended questions established an avenue for this patient to express any concerns. The USPSTF (2016) recommends screening of MDD in adolescents and implemented with systems in place to provide accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and appropriate follow up (USPSTF, 2016). The Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale (KADS-11) is at tool developed to help assist identifying risk for depression in young people (Shojaee, Bulut, & Shahidi, 2016). Others are the Patient Health Questionnaire for adolescents or the Beck Depression Inventory,
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