Disruptive Behaviors from Toddlerhood Through Adolescence: Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches



This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.25 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0.25 is pharmacology and 0.25 psychopharmacology.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Identify criteria for DSM-V disruptive behaviors disorders and mood disorders such as disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.
  • Recognize age-appropriate norms such as temper tantrums and limit-testing in contrast to DSM-V disruptive behavior diagnoses.
  • Synthesize knowledge of diagnostic criteria and both pharmacologic and therapy-based treatments to plan care for children and families.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Contact hours
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Beth Heuer, DNP, RN, CRNP, CPNP-PC, PMHS: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Child Development Unit, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh



Dr. Heuer has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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