Adolescent Depression: What We All Should Know – November 16

A free community event open to the public co-hosted by the  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the UCSF Depression Center

Adolescent Depression: What We All Should Know
Monday, November 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
UCSF Parnassus Campus, Cole Hall Auditorium, 513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco

Keynote Address
Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and Vice Chair of Psychology for the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.  He is a world-renowned scholar and clinician whose work includes The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures. He will discuss the everyday challenges teens face and how these challenges influence their mental health.

Presentations:

Adolescent depression and anxiety: Who is at risk and why?
Kaja LeWinn, ScD, is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and studies how social factors shape the risk for adolescent depression.

What does depression look like in the brain?
Olga Tymofiyeva, PhD, is a brain imaging specialist who develops and applies novel MRI techniques that help us understand the structure and function of the brain.

Current treatment strategies and future directions
Eva Henje Blom, MD, PhD, is a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and teacher of contemplative practices. She has developed the novel treatment model (TARA), based on the neuroscience of adolescent depression.

For more info and to register visit: depressioncenter.ucsf.edu/2015