SciLine Media Briefing: Depression and Anxiety in Young Adults

Half or more of young adults aged 18 to 25 have experienced depression or anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, research shows. And this age group has the highest prevalence of mental illness among adults. SciLine’s next media briefing will cover drivers and manifestations of anxiety and depressive disorders in young adults; barriers that prevent them from accessing or seeking mental health care; and the role of psychotherapy—including increasingly available digital health tools and tele-therapy options—in treating young adults with these disorders. Three scientific experts will brief reporters and then take questions on the record.

Dr. Anne Marie Albano, Columbia University
Dr. Melissa Bessaha, Stony Brook University
Dr. Adrian Aguilera, University of California, Berkeley
SciLine Director Rick Weiss will moderate the briefing.

Presented by SciLine | AAAS.

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