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How can I help a depressed teenager?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Many approaches

Depression is always serious but can be of particular concern in teens, who tend to be more impulsive & thus prone to suicide.
Providing love & emotional support is a good start. Counseling often helps. Fish oil, nutraceuticals, herbs & homeopathy can help, but they may also need pharmaceuticals prescribed by a family physician or psychiatrist. Depressed teens will often need professional help.

In brief: Many approaches

Depression is always serious but can be of particular concern in teens, who tend to be more impulsive & thus prone to suicide.
Providing love & emotional support is a good start. Counseling often helps. Fish oil, nutraceuticals, herbs & homeopathy can help, but they may also need pharmaceuticals prescribed by a family physician or psychiatrist. Depressed teens will often need professional help.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Ellen Knox
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Resource BP teen

A great website is bpkids.Org. Check it out.

In brief: Resource BP teen

A great website is bpkids.Org. Check it out.
Dr. Ellen Knox
Dr. Ellen Knox
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Counseling

Have your child seen by an adolescent psychologist.
Check with local mental health center or ask your doctor for a referral.

In brief: Counseling

Have your child seen by an adolescent psychologist.
Check with local mental health center or ask your doctor for a referral.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry

In brief: Talk to them

Discuss what you've observed & take them to see a psychiatrist ask how bad they've been feeling if they ever felt like giving up suicide etc to determine if hospitalization needed.

In brief: Talk to them

Discuss what you've observed & take them to see a psychiatrist ask how bad they've been feeling if they ever felt like giving up suicide etc to determine if hospitalization needed.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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