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Project CARE: Depression, Anxiety & Kids with Epilepsy - [Video]
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
  • Cleveland Clinic

Jane Timmons-Mtchell. PhD

  • Child Clinical Psychologist
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Faculty, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
  • Cleveland, Ohio

To participate, ask questions or view this video chat go to: http://www.spreecast.com/events/depression-anxiety-kids-with-epilepsy

Depression is the a common mental health disorder in youth with epilepsy and it is a chronic illness that affects the quality of life of people living with epilepsy, even after becoming seizure free.

Join child neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Tatiana Falcone and child psychologist Dr. Jane Timmons-Mitchell in a live Spreecast discussion about why depression and anxiety are big problems for teens. Topics discussed will be how to recognize the signs and symptoms, what to do for your teen, how to know when depression and anxiety are more than usual concerns and treatment available, including the risk of suicide in epilepsy.

About the Speakers

Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH was trained in medicine at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin Colombia. Her residency in Psychiatry and Master’s in Epidemiology was also completed at the same university in Medellin Colombia. She trained in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic, where she has been working since 2002. Dr. Falcone’s research focuses on the interface between psychiatry and epilepsy, studying psychiatric comorbidities in youth with epilepsy. Dr. Falcone is certified in general psychiatry and child psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association where she has participated as a public psychiatry fellow and a transformational leadership fellow. As a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she participates in the physically ill child committee. She is also part of the committee for psychiatric disorders at the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Falcone is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a staff physician in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Jane Timmons-Mitchell, a child clinical psychologist, is Senior Research Associate, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Education and Research, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, working on researching and disseminating evidence based practices for children, youth and families. She is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a member of the Adjunct Faculty, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Dr. Jane Timmons-Mitchell received her bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Psychology from Wellesley College, and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University.

For the past two years, she has worked on the HRSA grant to Dr. Tatiana Falcone, M.D., and on various projects related to epilepsy, mental health, and depression.

About Project CARE (Coordination Access Resources Education 4 Epilepsy)

Project CARE is a collaborative series of educational video webinars designed to improve care coordination, provide education, and increase social support and engagement for children with epilepsy and their families. It is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (Grant #H98MC26260) and coordinated between Cleveland Clinic and Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Project CARE educational series will cover a number of topics about medical and mental health issues important to youth with epilepsy and their families. The webinars will be presented by epilepsy specialists followed by interactive communication with registrants.

We hope that you will be able to join any or all of the upcoming Project CARE topics.

This Health Chat will open on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.