In Adolescent Depression , psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD, explain that serious depression in adolescents goes beyond -moodiness.- Depression is in fact an illness--one that can be effectively treated.Read more...
In Adolescent Depression, psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD, explain that serious depression in adolescents goes beyond -moodiness.- Depression is in fact an illness--one that can be effectively treated. The authors describe the many forms of depression and the many symptoms of depression in young people--from sadness to irritability, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse, and violent rages.
Incorporating the latest research from the field of adolescent psychiatry, this comprehensive and compassionate guide answers questions that many parents have, including
- What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers? - How is depression diagnosed?- What is the difference between depression and bipolar disorder, and which does my child have? - How can I find the best mental health professional team for my child? - What kinds of counseling and psychotherapy are available? - Are medications safe, and how does a doctor choose a medication for my child?- What can I do if my adolescent is using alcohol, crystal meth, marijuana, or other substances?- How do autism and Asperger's syndrome, eating disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, ADHD, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder interact with depression? - What should I do if I sense that my child is in danger? - With all of this going on, how can I take care of myself?
- ISBN-13: 9781421417905
- ISBN-10: 1421417901
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
- Publish Date: October 2015
- Page Count: 408
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
Series: Johns Hopkins Press Health Books (Paperback)