Jerry Rushton, MD, MPH

Twin Cities Eye Specialists


Depressive Disorders in Adolescents: Challenges in Diagnosis

September 01, 2002

Many adolescents experience depressive symptoms and some have episodes that go beyond transient feelings. Risk factors and predictive strategies are thwarted by the power of individual differences. Communicating with patient families; using the available innovative pharmacological, diagnostic and behavioral tools; and individualizing treatment approaches can improve outcomes.