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A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Depression in Teens (ADDitude Webinar)

October 24 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This free webinar is presented by ADDitude Magazine. For more information about ADDitude, please visit their website: https://www.additudemag.com/. This webinar will be recorded. Even if you can’t attend live, feel free to register, and ADDitude will send you the replay link via email.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Depression in teens has grown increasingly common since the COVID pandemic began and rates of adolescent mood disorders remain concerningly high. Depression and ADHD frequently co-occur, and both conditions must be recognized and treated effectively. When depression is not recognized, the consequences can be serious: Teens are at risk for poor school performance, substance use, early pregnancy, and self-harm.

During this webinar, caregivers and teachers will learn:

  • How to differentiate typical sadness from depression in adolescents and teens
  • How to recognize the symptoms of depression in adolescents and teens
  • How symptoms of ADHD and major depression overlap
  • About the current treatments for adolescent and teen depression
  • Supportive strategies that caregivers and others can provide


About The Presenter: Karen L. Swartz, M.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She received her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Clinical and Educational Programs at the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. Dr. Swartz holds the Myra S. Meyer Professorship in Mood Disorders. She is founder and director of the Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP), a school-based program designed to educate high school students, faculty, and parents about adolescent depression. Now in its 25th year, the ADAP curriculum has been taught to more than 130,000 high school students. More information about ADAP is available at the program’s website:  www.ADAPeducation.org



October 24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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IN United States

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