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:
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"
|Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center: A look at the Center's approach to diagnosing and treating adolescent mental illness.|
|Interview: Dr. Angela Diaz: A professor of pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine discusses treatment for depressed teens.|
|Recognizing Depression: With no history of mental illness in their families, Elisabeth's parents had trouble recognizing her slide into depression.|
|Interview: Dr. Harold Koplewicz: The founder and director of the NYU Child Study Center on how to recognize the symptoms of depression in teens.|
|TeenScreen: A Columbia University program that offers teenagers the opportunity to receive a voluntary mental health checkup.|
|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