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Live Webinar on October 24: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Depression in Teens

Register below for this webinar on depression in teens on Tuesday, October 24, at 1pm ET. Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link as well!

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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


Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.

Meet the Expert Speaker

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

Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.

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