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Caught Between Generations

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July 20th 2017:Living With Someone Living With Depression

Are you living with a family member who has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or depression? Have the symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder affected your relationship with a child or parent? Depression can occur at any age, and should not be dismissed in the elderly as a normal part of the aging process, or in children as simply "growing pains." Dr. Merle's first guest is Dr. Deborah Serani, psychologist and award-winning author. Dr. Serani discusses late life depression, how it differs from depression at other ages, and what caregivers need to do to keep from becoming depressed. Julie Fast

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Dr. Deborah Serani

Dr. Deborah Serani is a go-to expert on psychological issues. Her interviews can be found on CNN, Newsday, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Scientific American Mind and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR. Dr. Serani writes for Psychology Today and Esperanza Magazine, and is an adjunct professor at Adelphi University. She is the author of the award-winning books, "Living with Depression" and "Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" and "Depression in Later Life: An Essential Guide."
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Julie A. Fast

Julie is the author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder and Get it Done When You’re Depressed with over 400,000 books sold. She is a columnist and blogger for BP Magazine for Bipolar at and won the Mental Health America journalism award for the best mental health column in the US. She was the original consultant for Claire Danes for the show Homeland and is on the mental health expert registry for People Magazine. She works as a coach for parents and partners of people with bipolar disorder and other mental health concerns and is currently writing a book for children called Hortensia and the Magical Brain: P
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