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Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Disorders in Teens


Jeff talks to Dr. Guvenek-Cokol about the challenges that children and teens face in today’s world and the impact they can have on their mental health. They discuss the warning signs that parents can look out for that can differentiate “normal” teenage troubles from more worrying concerns and how to go about asking for help.

Perihan Esra Guvenek-Cokol, MD, is a double board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Specializing in emerging mental illness in teens and young adults. She is the medical director for McLean’s Child and Adolescent OCD Institute and STAR, an outpatient program for teens and young adults.

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