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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Raise an Optimistic Child; Prevent Depression

Raise an Optimistic Child; Prevent Depression
Psychiatrist offers insights into helping children and teens stay upbeat

Helping children and teens cope in a fast-paced, chaotic, and sometimes difficult world can be challenging.

Studies have shown that on a typical day, 2 percent of children and 7 percent of teens meet criteria for clinically significant depression.

Psychiatrist Sander Weckstein, MD, will present a program on “Raising an Optimistic Child and Preventing Depression” from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Munson Medical Center’s Conference Center Room 1.

Dr. Weckstein will discuss what potentially can be done to help children and adolescents from developing significant depression, and if it occurs, what are the symptoms so it can be identified early and treated appropriately.

A board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, Dr. Weckstein has practiced in the Traverse City area for more than 20 years.

This program is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. For more information and to register, call (231) 935-9265 or email Library-MCHCCommunityHealth@mhc.net.

Munson Medical Center is located at 1105 Sixth St. in Traverse City.