Getting Help For Pediatric Depression

Dr. Deborah Serani
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest: Dr. Deborah Serani
Guest Bio: Dr. Deborah Serani is an expert in depression, specializing in its treatment and living successfully with the disorder since childhood. She is a licensed psychologist in practice over twenty years, an associate professor at Adelphi University, and author of the award-winning book “Living with Depression” and “Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers”. With interviews in Psychology Today, The Associated Press, Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, Scientific American Mind, CNN, WPIX and Ebru News and affiliate radio programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few, Dr. Serani is a go-to media expert and a ShareCare Expert for Dr. O. Additionally, Dr. Serani has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Segment Overview
Dr. Deborah Serani discusses the drugs that may be involved in treating Pediatric Depression and some of the fears associated with children and psychotropic drugs.



Transcription

Health Professional Radio

Neal Howard: Hello, you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host, Neal Howard. Glad that you could join us for today.

Our guest in studio today is Dr Deborah Serani, Associate Professor at Adelphi University and author of the award-winning books, Living with Depression and Depression and your Child: a Guide for Parents and Care Givers.

She’s here today to talk about childhood depression, also known as paediatric depression. She’s experienced from the standpoint of someone who’s living successfully with the disease, and also a caregiver, having treated childhood depression for more than 20 years. How are you doing today, Dr Serani?

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