Treatment Matters:
Recovery & Hope

Importance of Talking with Teenagers
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Educating adolescents about Major Depression and symptoms of depression is important so that teenagers receive treatment 
  • Suicide is now the second leading cause of death in adolescents and linked to depression
  • It is important to know how to recognize depression since it can be masked by other behaviors such as substance abuse
  • Talking openly about Major Depression helps send a message of hope to those affected

Never Give Up
Dr. Ray DePaulo

  • Doctors and therapists are committed to helping patients until they get better
  • Some patients need treatment for a while until they see results 
  • It is important to commit to continuous treatment for adolescents with Major Depression

Depression is a Treatable Medical Illness
Dr. Karen Swartz, ADAP Founder

  • The purpose of diagnosis is to come up with a good treatment plan
  • People can get better from depression with treatment
  • Treatment for depression should be comprehensive
  • Medication, individual therapy, family therapy, and responsible behavior changes can all be a part of the comprehensive treatment

Personal Stories:

Marvin and his wife, Lorraine, discuss Marvin’s personal story of having Major Depression, getting a diagnosis, and his treatment and recovery.