LHS PTSA March Forum

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time:7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: LHS Media Library (Room 147)

Speaker: Dr. Ryan Madigan, BU Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Topic: “Identifying, Understanding and Coping with Stress & Anxiety: Strategies for High School Students and their Parents”

As a follow-up to last year’s presentation, Dr. Ryan Madigan will return to discuss stress and coping strategies, specifically for high school students and their parents. During this forum, Dr. Madigan will discuss:

Understanding helpful and unhelpful stress and anxiety

Identifying when anxiety becomes a problem and different types of anxiety disorders

How to cope with stress and anxiety in school and at home

Demonstrating how to implement each coping strategy through activities and interactive discussion

Relevant resources in the area and how to find the best care

Talking to teens about the role substance abuse plays in symptoms of anxiety.

Dr. Madigan is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders and is a Visiting Instructor at Wellesley College. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University and completed his internship at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital Boston in pediatric psychology. Internationally known, the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders specializes in evidence-based assessment, treatment and the scientific investigation of anxiety and mood disorders.

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