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Depression [electronic resource]: Old Problem, New Therapy

In this program, Dr. Dennis Charney, of Yale University; Lydia Lewis, of the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association; and other mental health professionals discuss the types, symptoms, and triggers of depression as they relate both to adolescents and to adults. Promising antidepressants such as selective norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors, Substance P antagonists, and corticotropin-releasing factor receptor antagonists are considered, as are advances in brain scan technology. The value of psychiatric counseling and peer support groups is also stressed.
Online
2008; 2000
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Childhood Depression [electronic resource]

Four to eight percent of American children experience bouts of major depression. Among teenage girls, that rate can be as high as sixteen percent. This program from The Doctor Is In emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to avoid potential patterns of repeated depression later in life-and to prevent substance abuse and suicide. Children suffering from depression talk about how they cope with it, while child psychiatrist David G. Fassler, author of Help Me, I'm Sad, and Steven Atkins, a psychologist at Dartmouth Medical School, provide authoritative insights.
Online
2006; 2000
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Depression [electronic resource]: Beating the Blues

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. today, with an economic cost exceeding
Online
2006; 1999
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Suicide [electronic resource]: Guide for Prevention

The Samaritans, a British suicide intervention organization, fields 2.5 million phone calls per year. Using dramatized scenarios and commentary by healthcare professionals, this program replaces myths with facts about suicide: who is at risk, how warning signs are displayed, what some of the triggers are, and how to intervene. Of special emphasis is the vital need for the medical staff to engage in a compassionate dialogue with parasuicides in order to correctly assess their readiness for release and need for referrals to mental health specialists and social workers.
Online
2006; 1993
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Suicide [electronic resource]: Dead Is Forever

Viewers take a tour through a cemetery, stopping at the graves of teens who have committed suicide. We see their lives through flashbacks and the reasons they died. Then we hear from survivors, those who have been affected by suicide, and learn about risk factors, statistics, and warning signs. Using an unusual dramatic approach, this video provides an overview of suicide and its impact on friends and family members, and discusses warning signals and avenues of help.
Online
2006; 1996
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Teen Suicide [electronic resource]

We all get depressed or feel stressed once in awhile. But today, teenagers have more stress in their lives than ever before. Divorced parents, substance abuse, lack of adult supervision, abusive family situations, unemployment, and a sense that the world may not be getting any better..are all factors which cause many teenagers to feel alone and desperate. Most teenagers successfully deal with these problems-but the fact remains that, on their own, too many can't. This excellent production takes a look at the reasons kids consider, attempt, or commit suicide while stressing specific measures to help prevent unhappy teens from becoming suicide statistics. Viewers learn how to recognize the signals of suicide contemplation which they can look for in friends or relatives considering taki [...]
Online
2005; 1994
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From Depression to Discovery [electronic resource]: Teenager's Guidebook

Clinical depression and ignorance are a dangerous combination. Myths surrounding the disease-for example, the notion that it affects only adults-often prevent depressed young people from seeking help. This video shatters common misconceptions about depression, helping young viewers recognize its outward and internal symptoms. The latest forms of treatment are also explored. Interviews with teens who are living successfully with the disease, and commentary by renowned adolescent psychologist Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, are interwoven with eye-catching and informative graphics that reinforce essential points.
Online
2005
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Real Life Teens [electronic resource]: Teen Depression

Depression can be a devastating condition for teens. Through this program, viewers will learn about the real risks of depression, how to identify depression, and how depression interferes with a person's life. Subjects covered include defining depression; the warning signs of depression; identifying the roots of depression; depression and home life; self-medication; self-destructive choices; getting help; and teen suicide. This is real advice for a dangerous and widespread condition among today's teens. Correlates to all applicable National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act.
Online
2010; 2001
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The Hidden Epidemic [electronic resource]: Post-Concussion Syndrome

It leads to anxiety, personality changes, substance abuse, and suicidal depression. Considering the symptoms, it's easy to see how PCS, or post-concussion syndrome, could be the most under-diagnosed condition affecting young people today. Athletes in high-impact sports are the most at risk, but which other groups are vulnerable? What actions should be taken when the disorder is suspected? How can PCS be better addressed by medical and mental health professionals? This program explores all of those questions and more, with help from professional athletes like Johnny Damon and Matt Hasselbeck, well-known psychiatrist and brain specialist Daniel Amen, and an in-depth dramatized case study.
Online
2011; 2007
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Silent Epidemic [electronic resource]: Teen Suicide

This unique program, part talk show and part docu-drama, focuses on the epidemic of teenage suicide and depression. Teens who have attempted suicide tell their stories, including their increasing ability to cope with depression. Grammy-award winning recording artist and founder of Sharing the Vision, Inc. CeCe Winans and Jerry Johnston, a leading authority on youth culture, host a studio audience segment in which teens and suicide experts discuss warning signs, causes, and prevention of teen suicide.
Online
2001
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Prescription [electronic resource]: Suicide?

Weaving together six stories of real families and real experiences, this program looks at the tragic impact that antidepressant drugs can have on children, teenagers, and their loved ones. The film also considers wider aspects of the ongoing controversy regarding the prescription, administration, and use of these so-called revolutionary medications - asking whether or not physicians and drug manufacturers have adequately studied the risks that newly developed antidepressants pose to the emotional stability of young patients. Through the testimony of people on the front lines, viewers are given an opportunity to study the potential disparity between Big Pharma's interests and those of an extremely vulnerable demographic.
Online
2005
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Women and Depression [electronic resource]

Clinical depression affects 19 million Americans, of whom two-thirds are women. This program from The Doctor Is In addresses the good news about depression: it is a diagnosable and treatable illness. Valerie Davis Raskin, a therapist and research psychiatrist whose practice is solely dedicated to women, and Ardis Olsen, a physician and researcher at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, are joined by patients and their families to explain the symptoms, effects, and treatment of depression.
Online
2006; 2000
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Out of the Blue [electronic resource]: Strategies to Combat Teen Depression

This program will help teenagers recognize and deal with the "black dog" by explaining the causes and symptoms of depression, telling how and where to find help, and providing information on forward-looking treatments tailored for teens. Australian rock musician Daniel Johns and young adults from both urban and rural areas in Australia discuss their experiences with depression. In addition, Jeff Kennett, director of beyondblue-Australia's national depression-awareness initiative-and other mental health professionals add informative and supportive commentary.
Online
2009; 2006
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Bullied, Battered, and Bruised [electronic resource]

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and is often the desperate response to prolonged physical and mental harassment at school. This program investigates the disturbing prevalence of bullying by focusing on a high school where the problem made headlines. Parents, teachers, school officials, bullying victims, and even bullies themselves discuss the conditions that allow abusive behavior to flourish and what can be done to curtail it. A model grammar school is also visited where the principal takes the lead in creating an atmosphere of safety and cooperation, as well as learning.
Online
2000
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Teens Dealing With Death [electronic resource]

Maybe it's hearing about friends, driving home from a dance, who get into a car wreck that no one survives. Or a fellow student - the one who wears a bandanna to hide what chemotherapy has done to her hair - one day fails to show up for homeroom. Or an announcement over the school's PA system: "There will be a memorial service this afternoon..." For many young people, this will be their first exposure to death. How can teachers and school administrators help guide them through the experience? This program features Camp Comfort Zone, in Virginia, where viewers meet teens who have come to spend a weekend of talking, enjoying the outdoors, and sharing their grief over someone they've lost. The stories range from suicide, to sudden death, to terminal illness, and as the camp weekend prog [...]
Online
2005; 2004
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Troubled Kids [electronic resource]: Is Medication the Answer?

Millions of children in America are being diagnosed with learning disorders and depression. While many say medications such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Prozac are the answer, others recommend counseling, social skills training, or dietary changes. How does one distinguish between a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a kid who is just being a kid? This program offers parents, teachers, and caregivers a balanced look at options for helping children with learning difficulties or behavioral problems.
Online
2005; 2002