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In this episode, Dr. Sara and Dr. John take on the serious topic of teenage depression. There are no laughs or giggles, but you’ll get to hear Sara ask John a rapid-fire series of many questions about teen depression, which is sort of funny. Her questions include: (a) how parents can distinguish between depression and normal sadness, (b) whether anti-depressant medications are effective, (c) what sorts of therapies might be helpful, and many more. John dazzles with trivia (what percent of children “recovered” from their depressive symptoms in the first-ever double-blind, placebo-controlled study of antidepressant medications?) and yes, once again, Sara will find a way to mention sex This podcast is brought to you by the Charles Engelhard Foundation and the National Parenting Education Network. Resources Mentioned in this Podcast: The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy By: Jacob Towery MD Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression By: Lisa M. Schab LCSW
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26 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sommers-Flanagan, John and Polanchek, Sara, "Teens & Depression" (2017). Practically Perfect Parenting Podcast. 15.