What Does Depression Look Like in Teens? What Parents Can Do

During this podcast episode, Liz Jorgensen, the owner, and director of Insight Counseling discusses what depression looks like in teens and how parents can help their child.

Liz has 30 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in adolescent psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling. She is a nationally recognized expert in substance abuse counseling, engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She is also a consultant to independent schools and agencies and is a popular speaker on parenting pre-teens and teenagers. She has presented nationally, including at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. She is also a recipient of a Congressional Award for her work as an educator and community prevention activist. Liz worked for 18 years at Danbury Hospital, where she helped develop all the adolescent substance abuse and Dual Diagnosis programs. Liz is a gifted speaker and her parenting programs routinely receive outstanding reviews.

On This Episode We Discuss

  • The prevalence of depression in young adults
  • Types of depression
  • Beginning symptoms of depression in young adults
  • Triggers for depression
  • Link between anxiety and depression
  • Initial evaluations by healthcare professionals  

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