Past Building Hope Seminar
The University of Louisville Depression Center sponsored the second free, public lecture of 2009. The topic was Childhood Stress, Anxiety, and Depression and it was held on September 10, 2009.
Depressive and bipolar disorders also occur in children and adolescents, but can often be difficult to identify.
Some symptoms of childhood depression are similar to those present in adults. Children and adolescents may also demonstrate symptoms such as irritability, poor frustration tolerance, temper tantrums or mood swings which may be more apparent than a depressed mood, complicating the diagnosis of depression and bipolar disorder. Furthermore, children with depressive illnesses often have other difficulties, including anxiety disorders, disruptive disorders, ADHD and substance abuse.
Fred Stocker, M.D., Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of Clinic Outpatient Services at Bingham. p>
University of Louisville Depression Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences UL Health Care Outpatient Center 401 East Chestnut Street