The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health of Adolescent Girls

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03/13/2014 - 3:00pm
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SAMHSA
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A girl’s smile can often hide identity struggles, anxiety, depression, self-loathing and pressure to succeed bubbling under the surface. The presentation of these issues in girls often differs from their presentation in adolescent boys and adult women. This session will explore common but frequently overlooked and underdiagnosed behavioral health challenges girls face. After attending this webinar, participants will better understand potential concerns and interventions to support girls through these challenges.Participants will be able to describe:  

  • Risks associated with behavioral health conditions
  • ADHD and its unique appearance in adolescent girls
  • Development and treatment of self-injurious behavior
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