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Anxiety, Depression, and Irritability in Children and Adolescents

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Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt

6501 North Charles Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21204

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Join experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a workshop on anxiety, depression, and irritability in children and adolescents. This event is a collaboration between the Mental Health Association of Maryland and NIMH.

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8:30am - 9:00am: Registration **Coffee and donuts will be provided

9am - 9:10am: Introduction

9:10am - 10am: Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Speaker: Krystal M. Lewis, Ph.D.

  • Discuss the rising prevalence and impact of child anxiety

  • Highlight the neurobiological framework of anxiety

  • Discuss differentials and the importance of accurate assessment

  • Discuss treatment approaches highlighting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

10am - 10:50am: Best Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Adolescent Depression

Speaker: Kathryn DeLonga, Ph.D

  • Defining major depression in adolescents

  • A brain-based understanding of depression in adolescents

  • Evidence for efficacy of current pharmacological and psychological treatments

  • Assessing top problems and measuring treatment response

  • Principles of integrated care

  • Strategies for clinicians and families

10:50am - 11am: Break

11am - 11:50am: Irritability in Children and Adolescents

Speakers: Ramaris E. German, PhD and Wanda Wheeler, LCSW-C

  • What is irritability?

  • Why is it important to study irritability?

  • How are we studying irritability at NIMH?

  • What are some new treatments for irritability

11:50am-12pm: Q&A

Continuing Education Credits: 3 Category I CEU credits are available for social workers licensed in Maryland at no cost. Other professionals can submit the Certificate of Attendance to the appropriate board for approval.

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