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. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide containing student activities, discussion questions, vocabulary terms, and other helpful features is available online.
The result is an honest, youth-centered informational tool that encourages a proactive approach to depression.
Viewing time: 25 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2005. Purchase options: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.
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