Navigating the Teenage Mind: Understanding Anxiety & Depression

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Learn about triggers for mood disorders in teens and what signs and symptoms caregivers and treatment providers should look for.

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One in five teens will experience some type of mental health disorder. It is not surprising that teen depression and anxiety is on the rise during these unprecedented times. This presentation will discuss the triggers for mood disorders in teens and outline the signs and symptoms that caregivers and treatment providers should look out for. This presentation will also provide an overview of treatment options, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.

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  1. Identify main signs and symptoms of mood disorders in teens
  2. Understand current prevalence of mood disorders and treatment trends for teens
  3. Improve understanding of nutritional impact on mental health well-being.
  4. Improve knowledge on current standards of non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment for teen depression and anxiety
  5. Improve understanding of the correlation between stressors and exacerbation of mood disorders.

This free webinar is sponsored by Maine Township's MaineStay Youth & Family Services and Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital. It is appropriate for all community members and professionals and includes 1.5 free CEUs for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses. Advance registration is required. You will be able to join the webinar online or by phone. Please be sure to enter your email address correctly on the registration page as you will receive a link via email with instructions on how to access the webinar.

Presenter Bio

Jyoti K. Randhawa, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer at Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital. Dr. Randhawa completed her General Adult Psychiatry training at Michigan State University and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Chicago. She has actively practiced in the outpatient and inpatient clinical setting within urban, suburban, VA and military communities.

She is strongly committed to the pursuit of higher education and has held positions as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Rosalind Franklin University and as a Supervisor for Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Randhawa brings established leadership experience to Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital having held previous CMO positions within other organizations. She strives to provide optimal standards of care for patients, stand as an advocate for those with mental health conditions, and bring awareness of mental health to our community.

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