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Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Holly Lebowitz Rossi is a freelance writer who specializes in health, parenting and religion. She’s the co-author of Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back: A Practical Guide to Developing Strength and Relieving Pain, and she lives with her husband and son in Arlington, Massachusetts.

How Is Depression Diagnosed in Teens?

When Rebecca, now a college senior, was 14 years old, she started showing some classic signs and symptoms of depression. Concerned, her mother, Judy, began to seek an accurate, professional diagnosis. Judy, who asked to withhold her family’s last name, was fortunate that Rebecca recognized her own struggles enough to request to see a therapist. So... Read more »

What Causes Depression in Teens?

When Therese Borchard reflects on what caused the depression she’s wrestled with since the fourth grade, the 44-year-old Annapolis resident identifies two main factors: traumatic events that happened in her family, and a genetic predisposition toward depression and emotional sensitivity. “My dad left when I was in the fifth grade,” says Borchard, who has written and... Read more »