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Pediatric Podcast: Depression

September 24, 2019 Written by Kids First

In this pediatric podcast episode, Skokie-area Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile discusses pediatric depression with Dr. Denise Gardner, a licensed clinical psychologist. Depression is a relatively common psychiatric condition that can continue episodically into adulthood. The topics reviewed in this episode include:

  • Bad mood vs. depression
  • How depression develops
  • Assessing risk and suicidality
  • Can I prevent depression in my child?
  • Can I help my child with depression?
  • How therapy can help with depression
  • Accepting the diagnosis of depression and reducing stigma