In an attempt to help and inform those who suffer from this disorder Timely TV has partnered with teens suffering from depression and those on the front lines of fighting it have come together to create the latest in the series Growth Under Pressure: Teenage Depression.
Eric Marciano's twenty year history of producing works on issues surrounding teens and their health has led him to his latest endeavor. "Many of the films I've previously produce: depression disorders, body image and self-esteem, and self-injury, are coping mechanisms that appear to be related to depression. So it seemed natural that we would embark on making a film about what appears to be a root cause of so many problems."
American Montage as searched across the country and gathered together the best therapists in the field. Through in depth interviews with the leading professionals in pediatric medicine we will define clinical depression, explore its origins and examine the pros and cons of the modern treatment options for adolescents struggling with depression.
Dr Moira Rynn, Chair for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine notes: "Depression is dangerous because it doesn't manifest like the chicken pox easily hiding behind the guise of teenage mood swings." With a system constantly in a state of flux, mentally and physically, teens may fail to recognize the symptoms and are much more likely to go untreated for longer periods of time.
Dr. Karyn Ruiz, a psychologist at Beth Israel Hospital in New York, goes on to discuss the varying treatment options and how to tailor them to each individual patient.
The end result of this film is to explore the intricacies of depression in order to help those suffering from it and their support systems. If you know or suspect someone who suffers from this or you do yourself then this is program could be very helpful.