Questions for Teens with Mood Disorders

 

DBSA wants to hear from teens about living with a mood disorder.  We want to know what matters to you and what things you find helpful or unhelpful.  We’ll use your answers (along with all the other answers we receive) to develop new programs and to advise researchers about what kind of research they should be doing.  Your answers are completely confidential.

 
Question - Not Required - Getting diagnosed with a mood disorder helped me understand why I had been struggling.





 
Question - Not Required - Taking medicine is an important part of my recovery.





 
Question - Not Required - Having a therapist who understands what I'm going through is an important part of my recovery.





 
Question - Not Required - There is someone at my school I can go to if I'm having a rough day.





 
Question - Not Required - I feel like I have the skills I need to manage my symptoms.





 
Question - Not Required - I am comfortable telling my friends my diagnosis.





 
Question - Not Required - It's OK with me if my extended family (e.g., grandparents, cousins) know about my diagnosis.





 
Question - Not Required - I know other people my age who are dealing with the same symptoms/diagnoses that I am.





 
Question - Not Required - I have been able to find books or other resources (e.g., websites) that help me understand how to cope with my symptoms.





 
Question - Not Required - I am interested in non-medical/talk therapy approaches to managing my symptoms (e.g., nutritional treatments, meditation).





 

 

 
Question - Not Required - When you try some new medication, about how long does it usually take you to know if it will be helpful for you?





 
Question - Not Required - When you try some new medication, about how long does it usually take you to know if it will cause too many side effects?





 

 

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