A Guide for ParentsPaperback - 2015
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
#65533; What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers? #65533; How is depression diagnosed?#65533; What is the difference between depression and bipolar disorder, and which does my child have? #65533; How can I find the best mental health professional team for my child? #65533; What kinds of counseling and psychotherapy are available? #65533; Are medications safe, and how does a doctor choose a medication for my child?#65533; What can I do if my adolescent is using alcohol, crystal meth, marijuana, or other substances?#65533; How do autism and Asperger's syndrome, eating disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, ADHD, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder interact with depression? #65533; What should I do if I sense that my child is in danger? #65533; With all of this going on, how can I take care of myself?