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Teen Health: Depression

Teen Health: Depression
Teenagers commonly go through short bouts of sadness, or occasionally experience feelings of hopelessness. These feelings are a normal part of growing up. But if these moods last for more than a couple of weeks, your child could be depressed, and if left untreated, depression can have serious long-term consequences.

Health care professionals featured in this program:

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center:

Dr. Angela Diaz is the Jean C. and James Crystal Professor of Pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.

Michaele White, Primary Care Practice Manager
Adam Melaney, LMSW, Psychotherapist
Dr. Susan Breton, Senior Psychologist
Dr. Celia Blumenthal, Staff Psychiatrist

NYU Child Study Center:

Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz is the Founder and Director of the New York University Child Study Center. He is the Arnold and Debbie Simon Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is recognized as one of the nation's premier child and adolescent psychiatrist and author of MORE THAN MOODY RECOGNIZING AND TREATING ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION (Putnam 2002).

Columbia University TeenScreen Program:

Laurie Flynn, Executive Director, Carmel Hill Center, Columbia University
Leslie McGuire Co-Director TeenScreen
Tiffany Haick, TeenScreen

Links to More Information:

Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center

Dr. Harold Koplewicz - New York University Child Study Center

Excerpt from MORE THAN MOODY: RECOGNIZING AND TREATING ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION by Dr Harold Koplewicz

Youth Violence Prevention: Depression

TeenScreen, Columbia University

NIMH: Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy:

Cognitive-behavior-therapy.org

CHC Medical Library & Patient Education: Cognitive Behavior Therapy

NPR: Treating Depression in Adolescents

Dukehealth.org: "Depressed Teens Helped with Combination Drug-Behavioral Therapy"

FDA Public Health:

Medication Guide: About Using Antidepressants in Children and Teenagers

"FDA Launches a Multi-Pronged Strategy to Strengthen Safeguards for Children Treated With Antidepressant Medications"

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Recognizing Depression: With no history of mental illness in their families, Elisabeth's parents had trouble recognizing her slide into depression.
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View this storyInterview: Dr. Harold Koplewicz: The founder and director of the NYU Child Study Center on how to recognize the symptoms of depression in teens.
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TeenScreen: A Columbia University program that offers teenagers the opportunity to receive a voluntary mental health checkup.
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Major funding for this NEW YORK VOICES Teen Health Special provided by:

Henry and Lucy Moses Fund

The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation

Additional funding provided by:

The Members of Thirteen

Michael T. Martin

Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown
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