The pandemic may have subsided but kids are exhausted. Teens are facing social media pressure, readjusting to a post-pandemic life that feels unstable, college readiness, violence in schools. It’s no wonder there has been a 71% increase in anxiety and depression among this group of young adults. We are speaking with licensed psychologist Dr. Regine Galanti to discuss anxiety, depression, signs of suicidal ideation, when to medicate, normal vs clinical anxiety, and tips for coping.
Regine Galanti, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of individuals with anxiety and OCD; as well as young children with behavior problems, anxiety, and co-occuring disorders. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She is the founder of Long Island Behavioral Psychology, a therapy practice in Nassau County, Long Island, and author of Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress.