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New guidelines to help recognize depression in teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released guidelines for pediatricians to help diagnose depression in teens. One in five teens will experience depression at some point in adolescence, according to new findings. The AAP has called for every child 12 years and older to be screened for depression.

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20% of adolescents report a history of depression and 50% go undiagnosed and only half of those diagnosed receive appropriate treatment for depression according to pediatrics.

without appropriate treatment depressed adolescents are at significant risk for social problems, school problems, family problems, substance abuse, and suicidality.

The guidelines released by the American Academy of pediatrics suggests, starting at the age of 12, yearly screenings of adolescence for depression, alone time with the pediatrician and the patient and the patients parents. In addition, the pediatrician should develop a safety plan, a treatment plan, and discuss risk factors for depression and what they may look like.

Research has shown that screen time on electronics can increase risk for suicidality and depression.

If you or someone you know may be depressed please contact Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D., LLC with psychology offices in Sarasota, Florida and Venice, Florida. Dr. Charles R. Davenport, Licensed Psychologist can be reached at 941-321-1971.

Sarasota Psychology office relocated

Charles R. Davenport, Psy.D., LLC. announces the relocation of the Sarasota psychotherapy office to downtown Sarasota. there is private parking available behind the office. This new location centrally located across the street from the woman’s exchange and a few blocks From Burns Court, Cinema. Charles R Davenport PsyD LLC offers counseling and therapy services to individuals of all ages addressing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and career stress. Please contact Dr. Charles R Davenport, Licensed Psychologist, at 941-321-1971 for confidential telephone consultation.

The new office is conveniently located at:
1608 Oak Street
Sarasota, FL 34236

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