Warning Signs & What to Look for: Anxiety and Depression in Childhood

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Warning Signs & What to Look for: Anxiety and Depression in Childhood

Teachers, school counselors and other educational professionals are on the front line of dealing with kids with mental health issues and can often be among some of the first people to see that a child is struggling.

Enhancing the potential for early intervention is important and because educational professionals have relationships with students and their families, they are often the people who guide students and their families to resources. As educational professionals learn more about mental health issues, their ability to make appropriate referrals for evaluation will improve for students and their families.

This new series is hosted by Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and host of the public television series Healthy Minds.

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Presented by 
Joan L. Luby, M.D.
Joan L. Luby, M.D.

Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

Director and Founder, Early Emotional Development Program

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2018)

2020 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research

2008, 2004 Independent Investigator Grant

2004 Klerman Prize for Exceptional Clinical Research

1999 Young Investigator Grant


Dr. Joan Luby is the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Psychiatry (Child) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is the founder and director of the Washington University School of Medicine Early Emotional Development Program (EEDP). Dr. Luby’s research has focused on the characterization of early childhood psychopathology, early behavioral and biological markers of risk, and associated alterations in brain and emotional development in early childhood. In addition her program of research has informed the influence of the psychosocial environment on brain development, sensitive periods for these effects and implications for risk and early intervention for mental disorders. Dr. Luby’s contributions include establishing the criteria for identification, validation and early intervention in depressive syndromes in the preschool age group as well as studies in humans showing the effect of parental nurturance and early experiences of poverty on brain development. She has also developed and tested an early psychotherapeutic intervention for preschool depression. Among her honors are the NARSAD Gerald Klearman award for outstanding research and the AACAP Irving Philips award for prevention and the Washington University School of Medicine Faculty Achievement Award. Dr. Luby has published extensively in general and child psychiatric journals and serves on a number of editorial boards.

Moderated by
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein served as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association from 2012 - 2023.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.