Theodore N. – BASIS Chandler

BASIS Chandler Senior Theodore N.

Teenage Depression: Detection and Solutions

Project/blog link: Teenage Depression: Detection and Solutions
BASIS Advisor: Michael Spanne
Internship location: Camelback Pediatrics
Onsite Mentor: Dr. Kristin Struble, Pediatrician

Project Abstract

Depression is a common problem which plagues thousands of teens each year. As many as 20% of teens will experience depression, but only 30% of those cases are detected. Pediatric offices, such as Camelback Pediatrics where this project will occur, are extremely important in the detection and treatment of teenage depression. Detection of this disorder is typically achieved through an oral or written survey. The effects of depression can be long-lasting and difficult to resolve, so early detection and assistance is important. Following extensive research on the topic of teenage depression, the doctors of Camelback Pediatrics, in conjunction with their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) project are researching and enhancing aspects of these necessary procedures. Once confirmed and updated, depression disorders can be better detected and addressed medically.

Teenage Depression: Detection and Solutions