Treating Anxiety and Depression in Children

Lectures & Discussions
Date 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time 
Room Information
Knapp 308

Assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in children

Barbara Mackinaw-Koons, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Director; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Internship Program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Ohio State University

As many as 20% of youths will experience a mental health problem at some point in childhood or adolescence. Two of the most common disorders experienced by youths are anxiety and depression. Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety and social phobia, can greatly interfere with children’s academic functioning and quality of life. Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, can be equally harmful, adversely affecting youths’ functioning at home, at school, and with peers. In this lecture, Dr. Mackinaw-Koons will review childhood anxiety and mood disorders and describe evidenced-based psychosocial treatments for youths and their families.

This lecture is delivered as part of Psych 315: Development of Children with Special Needs. It is open to all Denison community members. Individuals interested in attending should RSVP to Dr. Robert Weis at weisr@denison.edu. The lecture is sponsored by the Ronneberg Science Fund.

Posted Date 
Friday, March 20, 2015

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