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Treating Mental Illness in Children

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Treating Mental Illness in Children

Treating Mental Illness in Children

Treating Mental Illness in Children

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Could some drugs used to treat depression in teens actually increase their risk for suicide? In this hour, we'll talk about the challenges of diagnosing and treating mental illness in children, including one father's quest to help his kids.

Guests:

Paul Raeburn
Author of Acquainted with the Night: A Parent's Quest to Understand Depression and Bipolar Disorder in His Children

Dr. David Fassler
*Author of Help Me, I'm Sad: Recognizing, Treating and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression
*Clinical director, Otter Creek Associates
*Clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont