Adolescent Depression

Adolescent Depression

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In Adolescent Depression, psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD, explain that serious depression in adolescents goes beyond qmoodiness.q Depression is in fact an illnessa€”one that can be effectively treated. The authors describe the many forms of depression and the many symptoms of depression in young peoplea€”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 Am What are the symptoms of depression in teenagers? Am How is depression diagnosed?Am What is the difference between depression and bipolar disorder, and which does my child have? Am How can I find the best mental health professional team for my child? Am What kinds of counseling and psychotherapy are available? Am Are medications safe, and how does a doctor choose a medication for my child?Am What can I do if my adolescent is using alcohol, crystal meth, marijuana, or other substances?Am How do autism and Aspergera€™s syndrome, eating disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, ADHD, and disruptive mood dysregulation disorder interact with depression? Am What should I do if I sense that my child is in danger? Am With all of this going on, how can I take care of myself? -- Marcia Slomowitz, MDA Guide for Parents Francis Mark Mondimore, Patrick Kelly. The first domain ... When children with autism do play with others, they typically use people as tools to their own ends, so that other children find them bossy and demanding. ... like to move on to another topic or another person, and stay with the topic incessantly, refusing to cease the monologue. ... Being able to repeat a favorite movie, word for word, is the kind of ability often seen as a sign of early brilliance in young children.

Title:Adolescent Depression
Author:Francis Mark Mondimore, Patrick Kelly
Publisher:JHU Press - 2015-11-19


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