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Manic-Depressive Illness in Teens Facts For Families from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Adolescent Depression The suicide rate for adolescents has increased more than 200% over the last decade. Recent studies have shown that greater than 20% of adolescents in the general population have emotional problems and one-third of adolescents attending psychiatric clinics suffer from depression
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation Educates families, professionals, and the public about early-onset bipolar disorders; supports families to maximize the well-being of the child while minimizing the adverse impact of bipolar disorders on the family; and advocates for increased services to families and research on the nature, causes, and treatment of bipolar disorders in the young Your Turn - Where Kids Do The Talking Exploring The Web: Teen Depression from Court TV
Bipolar Affective Disorder (Manic Depressive disorder) in Children and Adolescents A discussion of the causes, prognosis, and treatment of this disorder The Mood Disorder Questionnaire This questionnaire was developed to help you recognize the signs of bipolar disorder. It is not meant to take the place of an evaluation by a physician or a mental health professional A positive result from this questionnaire suggests that you could benefit from a comprehensive mental health screening
Teen Depression Information about prevention, detection and treatment Adolescent Depression: Helping Depressed Teens A fact sheet from the National Mental Health Association
Adolescent Depression (Directory) A directory of links to web sites with information about adolescent depression Ybblue About getting the message out there that it's okay to talk about depression, and to encourage young people, their family and friends to get help when it's needed
Child and Adolescent Depression and Treatment A wide range of information is available on this site  


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