• Participants will be able to identify elements of normal adolescent development.
• Participants will be able to identify characteristics and symptoms of mood disorders in adolescents.
• Participants will gain an understanding of evidence based risk assessment in at risk youth.
This School Health Spotlight will discuss “normal” adolescent psychological development, as well as identifying the symptoms and prevalence of Adolescent Mood Disorders. Effective treatment options for these disorders will be presented and the importance of suicide risk assessment will also be addressed.