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MOODZ, BLUEZ & BOOZE: The Stressful Life of the Teen

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Dr Jeri Speaks

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One of the most missed diagnoses in teens is depression and it is not as uncommon as you may think. Four in 100 US teens are undergoing treatment for depression or mood disorders. Depression can mask itself as poor school performance, defiance or even mood swings. Many misdiagnosed teens are labeled as defiant or anti-social, especially African American and Latino males. Self-medication with drugs and alcohol is only the beginning if depression is not addressed sooner. Have you heard people throw around terms like “Bipolar” or “Schizophrenia”? This show will bring clarity to the true meaning of these terms and let you know what to look for in your own family. Dr. Jeri Speaks with Melva Green, MD, MBA, MPH, Baltimore based psychiatrist to discuss teen mental health. Dr. Green has been featured on ABC News Good Morning America. Hear Dr. Green as she brings psychiatry from the “Couch to the Community…” Moodz, Bluez & Booze will be an empowering discussion for parents and teens. Join in and let your voice be heard by dialing (347) 637-3748.