Anxiety and Depression in Children and Teens

Is the “whatever” answer from your teen child a sign of depression? Dr. Daniel Bober, Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Physician and Diplomate in Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine explains that the apathy of an adolescent, the challenges to communicate feelings and changes in behavior, weight and sleep pattern might all be signs of teen depression. Dr. Bober also clarifies why there seems to be an increase in anxiety and depression diagnoses among kids and teens and what parents can do. While medication may be needed, Dr. Bober emphasizes it’s always better to start with therapy: “Skills, not pills.”

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