Laboratory and Diagnostic Programs

Diagnostic learning opportunities for trainees focus largely on engaging youth and establishing a developmentally-based conceptualization of their situation. It likewise involves working with the families to establish effective support systems. The HEADDSS mnemonic is fundamental to performing a complete interview.

Laboratory exposure relates primarily to nutritional rehabilitation and monitoring for refeeding in severely malnourished youth, appropriate screening and management related to sexually transmitted infections as well as hormonal screening and monitoring in young people undergoing transition to preferred gender.

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