“What I find with teenagers is parents not really being sure of the difference between moodiness, which is often a facet of being an adolescent, and depression and anxiety, which is a serious issue.” ~Dr. Samantha
According to the I Need A Lighthouse project,
- Approximately 20 percent of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood.
- Between 10 to 15 percent of teenagers have some symptoms of depression at any one time.
- 30 percent of teens with depression also develop a substance abuse problem.
Listen to Felena’s interview below with Hera Hub member Dr. Samantha Madhosingh as they discuss the Doctor’s important work with teen and parents.
Dr. Samantha Madhosingh has spent more than 15 years studying the connection between mind, body and spirit. She has taken that knowledge and and applied it toward her practice. She uses advanced cognitive therapy and positive psychology approaches in her practice to help her patients change their thinking (and lives) forever. Connect with Dr. Samantha on Twitter @DrSMadhosingh.