Emotional Rescue: Understanding Teen Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Hosted by Andres J. Pumariega, MD

Seasoned parents know that the teen years can be some of the most challenging for families. Kids between the ages of 11 and 17 – and beyond -- can be adversarial, evasive, and just plain difficult. Teen stress is on the rise, and often contributes to the behaviors that alarm many parents. But how do you know if your teen is suffering from something more serious, like anxiety or depression? Join Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Andres Pumariega, MD, for Health eTalk on Thursday, July 7 from noon-12:30 p.m. He will provide information and answer questions about helping teens manage their emotional health, including: stress self-management techniques (for teens and parents); tips for effective communication with teens; and understanding and identifying anxiety and depression in teens.

Andres Pumariega, MD, a specialist in pediatric and adolescent psychiatry, is Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Cooper University Hospital and the Children’s Regional Hospital.

In his 30-year career in child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Pumariega has focused on the assessment and treatment of adolescents with emotional or psychiatric needs. His special interests include eating disorders in children and adolescents; pediatric and adolescent depression, autism spectrum disorders, and the relationship between psychological and physiological factors in psychosomatic and chronic illness.

Dr. Pumariega is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the current President of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, and Vice President of the American Society for Social Psychiatry. He gave the invited Herman Staples Lecture (2006) and received the Distinguished Service Award (2009) from the Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.