Imperfect Dad MD Podcast with Dr Jeremy Toffle

Adolescent Depression and Anxiety - Figuring Out the Why?

May 18, 2022 Doctor Podcast Network Episode 121
Adolescent Depression and Anxiety - Figuring Out the Why?
Imperfect Dad MD Podcast with Dr Jeremy Toffle
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Imperfect Dad MD Podcast with Dr Jeremy Toffle
Adolescent Depression and Anxiety - Figuring Out the Why?
May 18, 2022 Episode 121
Doctor Podcast Network

It is no secret that adolescent mental health conditions have become a major talking point since the pandemic began.  Schools shutting down and moving to virtual learning, the loss of sports and extracurricular activities, and simple socialization halting one day in March of 2020, it is no wonder that some kids are struggling to get back to "normal."

However, we can't only blame COVID.  Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression usually take time to develop.  Little things here and there add up to what we see in our patients in the clinic - elevated PHQ-9 and GAD-7 scores, kids struggling with school, and parents not sure where to turn next.

This week I discuss the topic of adolescent depression and anxiety and determining WHY your child is struggling with this.  I also approach how you can start to address it at home while waiting to get in with your primary care physician or counselor.

Remember to SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW!  I want to be able to help as many dads and parents out there, and I can't do it without YOUR help!

In the show today I mention several blog posts discussing anxiety and your kids.  Below are links to those blog posts I have done in the past:
https://imperfectdadmd.com/2020/10/18/managing-grief-with-kids/
https://imperfectdadmd.com/2020/08/10/anxiety-and-kids-ways-to-help-them-manage/

Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there. 

Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.

Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd

Show Notes

It is no secret that adolescent mental health conditions have become a major talking point since the pandemic began.  Schools shutting down and moving to virtual learning, the loss of sports and extracurricular activities, and simple socialization halting one day in March of 2020, it is no wonder that some kids are struggling to get back to "normal."

However, we can't only blame COVID.  Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression usually take time to develop.  Little things here and there add up to what we see in our patients in the clinic - elevated PHQ-9 and GAD-7 scores, kids struggling with school, and parents not sure where to turn next.

This week I discuss the topic of adolescent depression and anxiety and determining WHY your child is struggling with this.  I also approach how you can start to address it at home while waiting to get in with your primary care physician or counselor.

Remember to SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A REVIEW!  I want to be able to help as many dads and parents out there, and I can't do it without YOUR help!

In the show today I mention several blog posts discussing anxiety and your kids.  Below are links to those blog posts I have done in the past:
https://imperfectdadmd.com/2020/10/18/managing-grief-with-kids/
https://imperfectdadmd.com/2020/08/10/anxiety-and-kids-ways-to-help-them-manage/

Interested in more topics not covered here?  Check out my blog at https://www.imperfectdadmd.com  to see if I discussed it there. 

Can't find what you are looking for?  Send me an email either at my website above or at imperfectdadmd@gmail.com and I can try to cover it in my next show.

Want to find other dads to talk to and get advice from?  Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imperfectdadmd