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Recognizing and Coping with Teenage Depression

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Recognizing and Coping with Teenage Depression

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Everybody worries about something. What do you worry about?

This Is the question that Dr. Harold Koplewicz, a leading child and adolescent psychiatrist, often uses to break the ice with teenage patients he is seeing for the first time. And through the stories of these patients, he offers a window into the challenges of diagnosing depression in teenagers: of determining if a child is truly depressed or is feeling sad because of a major setback such as divorce or a death or, perhaps, is just struggling to cope with the ups-and-downs of being a

modern teenager. This is crucial information because more than 3 million U.S. teenagers suffer from depression.

In his riveting new book, More than Moody, Dr. Koplewicz, founder/ director of the New York University Child Study Center, provides a comprehensive look at teenage depression: how it is affected by the burst of brain maturation at this age; the key developmental tasks of adolescence and how to determine if a teenager is having trouble managing them; crisis points; and how college can be "the big bump. …

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