If Your Adolescent has Depression or Bipolar Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents

Author(s) : Dwight L. Evans, Author(s) : Linda W. Andrews

If Your Adolescent has Depression or Bipolar Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents

Book Details

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Published : 2005
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Child and Adolescent Studies
  • Catalogue No : 89599
  • ISBN 13 : 9780195182101
  • ISBN 10 : 0195182103

Reviews and Endorsements

Among other topics, the book addresses the biochemical roots of adolescent mood disorders, the ongoing debate over psychiatric medications for young people, and practical strategies for helping a teen cope at home and at school. It concludes on a hopeful note, by reviewing the latest scientific evidence on methods of stopping mood disorders before they start or minimizing the risk of recurrence. A growing body of research now shows that early diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder may reduce the severity of these diseases, both now and in the future. Including red flags to look out for and warnings on the dangers of doing nothing, this book will provide the information and tools parents need to help adolescents achieve the best possible outcome.

Readership: Parents, teachers, school counsellors, clinicians


* 1 Introduction: More Than Ordinary Moodiness
* 2 Understanding the Disorders: What They Are, What To Expect
* 3 Getting the Best Treatment for Your Teen: Medications, Therapy and More
* 4 Living Daily Life: Helping Your Teen at Home and School
* 5 Reducing Risk: Protection and Prevention
* 6 Conclusion: Take Action, Take Heart


Dwight L. Evans, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania and Linda Wasmer Andrews

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