What depression looks like in teens
Rick Meeves, PhD Adolescent Therapist, shares advice for parents on how to spot the signs of depression in your teen and how to differentiate those symptoms from typical teen moodiness
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Rick Meeves, PhD, LMFT
Clinical Director of CRC
Dr. Rick Meeves has spent the last 16 years working with adolescents and their families. He currently serves as the Director of Adolescent Clinical Services for CRC Health Group, the nation’s largest provider of addiction treatment and related behavioral health services. Rick has helped families deal with the rapidly expanding access to video and electronic media. As a practitioner he has seen teens lock themselves in their rooms, playing video games for days on end. He has also seen teens who became addicted to online gambling. Rick has seen parents who have accepted this behavior as some acceptable alternative to staying out all night or using drugs or alcohol. He has helped families re-establish healthy patterns and use of electronic gaming and has established healthy patterns with his own boys.