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Recognizing & Addressing Mental Health Disorders in Teens – Jun 5

Apr 5, 2024 | Learning Opportunities

Being a teenager isn’t easy in today’s fast-paced, demanding world, and neither is being an adult helping a teen navigate the many social and emotional challenges of adolescence. Distinguishing between so-called “typical” teen behavior and signs of emerging mental health disorders can be especially difficult. Yet the experts stress that understanding these distinctions is critical when it comes to guiding teens to effective treatment for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and eating disorders.

So how can parents, educators, and other adults learn to identify the symptoms of common mental health disorders in teens? When is the right time to explore professional help? And what are the best treatment approaches for adolescents?

In this previously recorded session, Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD, provides an overview of the many anxiety, mood, eating, substance use, and personality disorders that can impact teens, shares tips for recognizing their emergence, and answers audience questions about what to expect from evidence-based treatment.

When: Wednesday, June 5 @ 12pm ET

Hosted by Mass General Brigham McLean Hospital

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